The story pirates present: digging up danger

by West, Jacqueline, 1979-

Format: Print Book [2019]
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Robinson Library Juvenile Fiction J FIC WEST
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Summary
Eliza isn?t thrilled about spending the summer helping her mom research plants-she?d much rather go ghost hunting instead. But when a rare and exotic plant from the store goes missing without explanation, she finds herself mixed up in a sinister plot involving forces that seem beyond human understanding. Could it be that there?s a ghost in Carroll?s Gardens? Like Stuck in the Stone Age, the first in the Story Pirates Present series, this spine-tingling mystery doubles as an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of Story Pirate Captain Vincent Rolo and the Mystery Creation Zone, kids can use this kid-generated story as inspiration to create their OWN great mysteries!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Part story, part manual for young writers, this Story Pirates mash-up features a mystery developed by a professional writer from a contest-winning idea submitted by an eight-year-old, linked section by section to an extensive gathering of prompts and advice on crafting a whodunit. A dedicated ghost hunter, Eliza is thrilled when her botanist mom is hired by an exotic plants business run out of a spooky old Brooklyn mansion. When a series of creepy incidents signal some eerie game's afoot, Eliza's sleuthing instincts come into play. The MacGuffin (not a term used here: the authors generally steer clear of genre cant) turns out to be not a ghost but a previously unknown, fantastically valuable stolen plant with a shape-changing guardian who wants it back. The caper is charged with chills, thrills, and even funny twists; the technical advice (with its oft-repeated you have PERMISSION TO GET WEIRD! ) is spot-on, and the original idea (for which the young author was awarded a flat fee welcome to freelancing!) is included at the end. Finished illustrations not seen.--John Peters Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Plants -- Fiction.
Florists -- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Fiction.
Plants -- Juvenile fiction.
Florists -- Juvenile fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Shapeshifting -- Juvenile fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :[2019]
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Digging up danger
Contributors Aly, Hatem, illustrator.
Language English
Description 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9781635650914
1635650917
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