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 Wallace and Grace take the case (Read & bloom, Wallace and Grace)
 Author: Alexander, Heather

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's Books (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 71 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 050996 ISBN: 9781619639881
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Mystery fiction
 Owls -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $14.44

[Wallace and Grace 1] Owl detectives Wallace and Grace solve the mystery of the spooky garden.

 Illustrator: Zarrinnaal, Laura Nienhaus
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 191568

   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/17)
   School Library Journal (03/01/17)
   Booklist (03/15/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/01/2017 Gr 2–4—Wallace and Grace are owl detectives. At night they help their animal friends solve mysteries, from the spooky noises of a might-be ghost to the crumbly caper of the missing cupcake. The writing is simple and enjoyable for emerging readers. More challenging terms such as conclusion and quandary (Wallace loves big words) are sprinkled in with explanations. In The Cupcake Caper, Wallace and Grace help a foul-tempered chipmunk discover who consumed his treat. In Take the Case, the pair aid a rabbit solve the case of a potential ghost. Many animals are suspects, and the clues lead the feathered sleuths to a satisfying ending. The illustrations are colorful and engaging, and there is a good balance between words and illustrations so new readers will be encouraged. VERDICT Fans of Rebecca Elliott's "Owl Diaries" will flock to this adorable new series.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 03/15/2017 As the sun begins to set, Wallace and Grace of the Night Owl Detective Agency awaken to a brand-new mystery. A distraught rabbit is convinced a ghost is haunting his favorite vegetable patch, and he needs someone to banish it. Though the prospect of facing a ghost is scary, Wallace and Grace investigate and gather clues, eventually discovering that the garden specter is far from frightening. Part of the Read & Bloom line of early chapter books, this gentle mystery supports newly independent readers, with short sentences, repetition, in-text definitions, and color illustrations. Bubbly Grace and keen-eyed Wallace make an ace detective team who ably demonstrate the value of teamwork and friendship. This first series installment publishes simultaneously with their second case, Wallace and Grace and the Cupcake Caper. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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