Press: Sterling; 2 edition (July 7, 2009)
Author Name:Torrey, Michele/ Newman, Barbara Johansen (ILT)
Doyle and Fossey are on a mission—a monster mission! It seems there’s a giant bloodsucking monster gasping and gurgling in their friend Gabby’s garbage can.
Can they figure out what’s up before the creature gobbles Gabby for lunch? This and four more cool cases will have kids checking out the clues—and learning great science too, including facts about the life cycle of a frog and chromatography.
Move over, Einstein Anderson,.
You have competition.
Whether the "case" is a baker's unusually noisy garbage pail or a sudden wave of frog road kill, fifth-grade sleuths Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey are on the job.
Doyle and Fossey have competition of their own in classmate James Frisco, a "bad, mad" scientist who fudges his experiments.
Still, thanks to a combination of sharp observation, scientific method, careful thought, and decaf coffee ("Real scientists don't drink hot chocolate.
Ditto for detectives."), the good guys always win out.
Tongue firmly in cheek, Torrey bases the four problems and their solutions on basic, well-articulated scientific principles and techniques, reinforced by several related experiments or activities at the end to keep fans of this hardboiled series opener busy as they pine for the next installment.
A scattering of small ink-and-wash illustrations by Barbara Johansen Newman adds comic details.
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About the Author
Michele Torrey has a degree in microbiology and immunology.
In addition to the Doyle & Fossey mysteries she has written many others books for young people.
Barbara Johansen Newman's work has been featured in national magazines, newspapers, calendars, cards and more than a dozen books for children.
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