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Marty Frye, Private Eye

From missing toys to lost poodles, “Poet detective” Marty Frye, Private Eye solves crimes with rhymes in this delightful illustrated young readers mystery series from Janet Tashjian.

“This briskly paced, action-packed title will serve readers making the leap from picture to chapter books.”—School Library Journal

  • Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Busted Video Games & Other Mysteries
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  • Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Stolen Poodle
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    • Marty Frye, Private Eye: The Case of the Stolen Poodle

    • Marty Frye, Private Eye (Volume 2)
      Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Laurie Keller
      Square Fish

    • Book 2 in the Marty Frye young chapter book mystery series by bestselling author-illustrator team Janet Tashjian and Laurie Keller

      In this new collection of mysteries from...

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    • Marty Frye, Private Eye

    • Marty Frye, Private Eye (Volume 1)
      Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Laurie Keller
      Square Fish

    • 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...

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Janet Tashjian

Janet Tashjian is a middle-grade and young adult novelist who’s been writing books for children for over two decades. Her first novel Tru Confessions was made into a critically acclaimed Disney TV movie starring Clara Bryant and Shia LaBeouf. The Gospel According to Larry series is a cult favorite and Fault Line is taught in many middle and high schools. Her bestselling My Life As a Book series is illustrated by her son, Jake. They also collaborated on the Einstein the Class Hamster series.

Janet collaborated with fellow Macmillan author Laurie Keller on the chapter book series Marty Frye, Private Eye. Janet currently lives in Los Angeles and made her new home city the setting of the Sticker Girl series, which details the adventures of Martina who overcomes being shy with the help of her magical stickers that come to life.

Janet Tashjian

Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller is the bestselling author-illustrator of many books for kids, including Do Unto Otters; Potato Pants!; The Scrambled States of America; the Geisel Award-winning We Are Growing!; and Arnie the Doughnut, as well as three books in the Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book series.

Growing up in Michigan, Laurie 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 Cards in Kansas City as a greeting card illustrator for seven years. One night, the idea for a children’s book popped into her head and after showing the story to several publishers in New York City, she quit her job and moved there. The following year, that story idea was a published book—The Scrambled States of America. Laurie loved living in NYC, but she returned to her home state, where she lives in the woods along the shores of Lake Michigan.