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Marty Frye, Private Eye

Marty Frye, Private Eye

The Case of the Missing Action Figure

Marty Frye, Private Eye (Volume 1)

Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Laurie Keller

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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Broken into three short stories of poetry and petty crime, this charming chapter book will have young readers in search of a rhyme in no time. Book 1 in the Marty Frye series!

Marty Frye is not your ordinary sleuth. Marty Frye is a poet detective--he makes up rhymes as he solves small crimes. When his friend Emma's diary is missing, Marty is on the case. When Katie's flour is nowhere to be found, Marty tracks it down. And when the brand-new Action Chuck figures mysteriously vanish from the toy store, Marty unravels the mystery. Will there ever be a case too hard for Marty to solve? Or a word too impossible to rhyme?

Broken into three short stories of poetry and petty crime, this charming chapter book will have young readers in search of a rhyme in no time.

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Praise for Marty Frye, Private Eye

"The cadence of Marty's rhyming dialogue is somewhat infectious, and hasthe added benefit of helping young readers tackle unfamiliar (but rhyming)words. . . . A fun and bouncy young kids' book, that's sure to appeal with its big kids' look."--Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.

Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian

Laurie Keller

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