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 Case of the musical mishap (Secret spy society)
 Author: Mang, Veronica

 Publisher:  Viking (2023)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 96 p., col. ill., 19 cm

 BTSB No: 599706 ISBN: 9780593204412
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Bands (Music) -- Fiction
 Women spies -- Fiction
 Cryptography -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction

Price: $20.48

Peggy, Rita, and Dot will have to solve the problems brewing between them before they can solve the case at hand. With the help of some of the most enigmatic women in history who worked as spies, the girls learn what it truly means to be a team.

   School Library Journal (12/01/22)

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School Library Journal - 12/01/2022 Gr 2–4—Three young "spies in training" are set on solving a mysterious occurrence at their school. As the school band prepares for their big concert, musical instruments start disappearing left and right. Peggy, Rita, and Dot respond to this call to adventure enthusiastically! This early chapter book, with illustrations on every page, will be a quick read for advanced readers, but will deter some with the complex situational vocabulary throughout the text (clandestine, diminuendo, mustachioed). A cameo by Josephine Baker, a real-life "lady spy," is exciting for the characters in the book, but there is no context for her existence in their time line or description of her life experience. VERDICT Aside from some gendered terms and ambitious vocabulary, this fast-paced series will be enjoyed by many, as each book can be read as a standalone.—Ellen Sulzycki - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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