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Isabel Feeney, star reporter

by Fantaskey, Beth,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 18 Libraries 18 of 18 copies
Available (18)
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv FANTASKEY Beth
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Fantaskey
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Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Beechview Children's Mysteries j FICTION Fantaskey
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Collection  Children's Mysteries
 
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CLP - Carrick Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Fantaskey
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Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Mysteries j FICTION Fantaskey
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Collection  Children's Mysteries
 
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CLP - Knoxville Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Fantaskey
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Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Lawrenceville Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Fantaskey
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Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
 
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Fantaskey
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CLP - Sheraden Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Fantaskey
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Fantaskey
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Crafton Public Library Middle Grades Section MG F FANTASKE 2016 CRAFTON 3/16
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j FANTASKEY Beth
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Collection  Children's Fiction
 
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Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC FANTA
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Collection  Juvenile
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC FANTASKEY
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Fiction J FA
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j FAN
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F FAN
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Whitehall Public Library Juvenile Fiction JF Fantaskey
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Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
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Summary
It's 1920s Chicago--the guns-and-gangster era of Al Capone--and it's unusual for a girl to be selling the Tribune on the street corner. But ten-year-old Isabel Feeney is unusual . . . unusually obsessed with being a news reporter. She can't believe her luck when she stumbles not only into a real-live murder scene, but also into her hero, the famous journalist Maude Collier. The story of how the smart, curious, loyal Isabel fights to defend the honor of her accused friend and latches on to the murder case like a dog on a pant leg makes for a winning, thoroughly entertaining middle grade mystery.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* On the frigid street corners of 1920s Chicago, 10-year-old Isabel Feeney hawks Tribunes to help pay the rent. But she doesn't want to just sell papers one day she wants to write for them, like her idol, Maude Collier. Isabel gets the chance to prove her mettle when one of her best customers, Miss Giddings, is accused of murdering her gangster boyfriend. Convinced her friend is innocent, Isabel begins her own investigation, which draws her into Chicago's seamier side and into the path of Maude herself, who takes the enterprising girl under her wing. Fantaskey does an excellent job of conveying the flavor of the time period, drawing attention to the public's fascination with murderers, bootleggers, and gangsters in particular, the misplaced glamor associated with the women on Murderess' Row. Isabel's innocence and intelligence combine to form a complex character full of moxie. Her relationship with Maude is especially well drawn, as Maude treats Isabel's determination to be a female crime reporter not a recipe writer, like most women with respect. The investigation and murder trial are laced with intrigue and excitement, and the pages will fly as readers hurry to see if the scrappy newsgirl can get the scoop that will save Miss Giddings from the noose. Showing surprising depth, this historical mystery will score big with young gumshoes and aspiring journalists.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The intrepid star of Fantaskey's (Buzz Kill) first foray into middle grade fiction is a newsie, hawking the Tribune in Prohibition-era Chicago. However, Isabel dreams of writing for the paper, rather than selling it on street corners. As in the musical Chicago, part of the story is set on the Cook County Jail's infamous "Murderess Row," where Isabel's favorite customer-a pretty Marshall Field's clerk, Colette Giddings-awaits trial for the murder of her gangster boyfriend. Determined to clear Miss Giddings's name, Isabel, 10, befriends the Trib's lead reporter, Maude Collier, who-like Isabel-is the lone woman in a male-dominated field. The outcome is never in doubt, but short chapters (most just two or three pages) and lots of action will easily keep readers' attention. Isabel is a highly sympathetic character whose father died in WWI and whose single mother desperately needs the pennies her daughter contributes from her daily tips. It's a story chockfull of colorful historical information with a heroine who is impetuous, flawed, and very easy to root for. Ages 10-12. Agent: Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Papergirls -- Juvenile fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Juvenile fiction.
Newspapers -- Juvenile fiction.
Gangsters -- Juvenile fiction.
Nineteen twenties -- Juvenile fiction.
Newspaper carriers -- Fiction.
Reporters and reporting -- Fiction.
Newspapers -- Fiction.
Gangsters -- Fiction.
Nineteen twenties -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher Boston :2016
Language English
Description 336 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780544582491
0544582497
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