Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Book Review Blitz: Frankie Dupont and The Lemon Festival Fiasco by Julie Grasso


Title: Frankie Dupont and The Lemon Festival Fiasco
Author: Julie Anne Grasso
Illustrator: Alexander Avellino
Publication Date: March 29, 2015  
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 100 
Recommended Ages: 8 to 12


Summary: Hot off cracking his first official case, Frankie Dupont is on the scene when his new teacher takes ill. The pint-sized detective suspects a classic case of sour grapes, but the evidence leads him to the one place he wouldn’t mind avoiding for the rest of his natural life.
Enderby Manor has a few more secrets up her sleeve, and as Frankie begins to unravel them, he uncovers a plot stinkier than a sardine sandwich.
In Book 2 of the Frankie Dupont Mysteries, Frankie will make some new friends, upset some old ones, and of course, there will be lemon meringue pie.

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Julie Anne Grasso's Frankie Dupont: Lemon Festival Fiasco book is an excellent book.  I've been sharing it with the summer school reading class of 3-5 graders that I'm teaching.  We are reading it as a whole class read-aloud. The students are totally enjoying it.  They love the mystery.  Trying to solve the mystery along with Frankie has been fun for them. 

Julie Anne GrassoWith a background in pediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories to entertain them.  A science fiction nerd (she even owns a TARDIS), cupcake enthusiast and lover of all things mystery, she lives in Melbourne with her husband Danny and their little girl Giselle. Most days she can be found sipping chai tea and dreaming up wonderful worlds that often involve consumption of cupcakes.

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1 comment:

  1. What a delight to hear that you have been reading Frankie aloud with your classes. I am thrilled at their response. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my darling Frankie. Best wishes, Julie Anne Grasso

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