Aven Green Sleuthing Machine
Third-grader Aven Green has been solving mysteries for a whole month—cracking such cases as The Mystery of the Cranky Mom. But can this perceptive detective solve two cases at the same time? First her teacher’s lunch bag disappears. Then Aven’s great-grandma’s dog goes missing. Fortunately, since Aven was born without arms, all the “arm” cells went to her super-powered brain instead. (That’s her theory.) This hilarious chapter book showcases a new side to Dusti Bowling’s unforgettable protagonist.
Dusti Bowling holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Master of Education, but her true passion is writing. She is the author of the well-reviewed 24 Hours in Nowhere (Sterling); The Day We Met, her self-published YA novel, sold over 20,000 copies. She currently lives in Carefree, AZ, with her husband, three daughters, one bobcat, a pack of coyotes, a couple of chuckwallas, several rattlesnakes, and a few herds of javelina.
Gina Perry graduated from Syracuse University, worked as a compositor in animation, then an art director for a stationery manufacturer, before discovering her true passion—writing and illustrating children’s books. She lives with her family in New Hampshire.
"[Bowling] infuses her writing with humor and empathy." --School Library Journal (starred)
"A fun series opener with a feisty protagonist who'll keep readers on their toes." --Kirkus Reviews
"Unapologetically smart and refreshingly confident in her abilities, this super-sleuth extraordinaire is a joy to tag along with." --Booklist
"Aven's candid voice ensures that this chapter book series starter will draw a young audience." --Publishers Weekly
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