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The Flying Carpet Thief (Fairy Detective Agency #5)

The Flying Carpet Thief (Fairy Detective Agency #5)

Author: Sally Gardner
Series: The Fairy Detective Agency
$17.99(NZD)  inc GST
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'Agatha Christie for kids' - the fifth in a detective agency series brimming with mystery and magic by million-copy-selling author, Sally Gardner. The detectives at Wings and Co are in a bit of bother. There is a lost leprechaun on the loose and carpets are flying all over the village of Podgy Bottom, as if by magic. Oh, and worst of all, Fidget the cat has vanished on VERY URGENT business. It looks like a tricky case for our fairy detectives ...

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The fifth fairy detective story in a series brimming with mystery and magic, written by million-copy-selling author Sally Gardner, and illustrated by acclaimed artist, David Roberts.

Reviews

Sally Gardner successfully combines magic and a touch of fairy tale with a contemporary feel in this charming adventure story. The story moves at a fast pace but for me the delightful characters are the most enjoyable aspect of the book. The quirky illustrations by David Roberts are very much a part of the success of this book fitting the style of the story perfectly and bringing the characters to life. The short chapters and the many illustrations ensure that the book will appeal to newly independent readers but the use of language, wit, catchphrases and world play mean that this story would work well read aloud too. Emily and her gang are great fun and this series deserves to be a success. -- Anne Thompson thebookbag.co.uk Wonderfully imaginative, full of quirky humour and delightfully illustrated. www.parentsintouch.co.uk this is just as good as the first book. There's so much fun and silliness here and once again David Roberts' illustrations are pitched perfectly. I think Sally Gardner has a real winner with this series. Younger readers will love it and parents won't mind reading it aloud either. Now, let's hope there's another one coming out soon. -- J E Towey www.jetowey.com Absolutely charming angelsandurchins.co.uk I'd forgotten about the keys with feet, which are important in this clever detective story where there are some fairies missing their wings, fairies whose identities are surprising. NAYU'S READING CORNER This is a touching story that had me laughing out loud. I highly recommend this book, it is so much fun! Bookbabblers blog

Author description

Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than 1.6 million copies in the UK. Sally continues to be an avid spokesperson for dyslexia awareness, working to change the way it is perceived by society. She has been awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Costa Book Award. Visit her website at www.sallygardner.net, and follow her on Twitter a@TheSallyGardner and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SallyGardner.Author David Roberts is a hugely successful illustrator who has illustrated books by Philip Ardagh, Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, Julian Clary and Chris Priestley. He's also the creator of DIRTY BERTIE. David lives in London.

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General Fields

  • : 9781444010169
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : April 2017
  • : 197mm X 131mm X 14mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : Sally Gardner
  • : Paperback
  • : 617
  • : David Roberts
  • : English
  • : FIC
  • : Children's - Grade 3-4, Age 8-9