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Friday Barnes, Girl Detective
by R. A. Spratt and Phil Gosier


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Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl

When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country and discovers it's a hotbed of crime

Soon she's investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl

When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school in the country and discovers it's a hotbed of crime

Soon she's investigating everything from disappearing homework to the terrifying Yeti haunting the school swamp. But the biggest mystery yet is Ian Wainscott, the handsomest (and most arrogant) boy in school who inexplicably hates her. Will the homework be found? Can they ever track down the Yeti? And why is Ian out to ruin her?

With black-and-white art throughout, Friday Barnes, Girl Detective is the launch of an exciting new mystery series that "will keep readers laughing from start to finish." (Publishers Weekly)

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781626722972
  • ISBN-10: 1626722978
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: January 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Friday Barnes

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > School & Education
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Girls & Women

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-10-26
  • Reviewer: Staff

Ignored by her theoretical physicist parents, 11-year-old Friday Barnes has gotten used to going unnoticed, aided by her ordinary looks and brown cardigans. Having immersed herself in her familys extensive library, she has little to learn from teachers, so she devours detective novels during class. She has also watched so many Agatha Christie films she was beginning to speak with a trace of a Belgian accent, and her newfound investigative skills help her solve a jewel theft. With the reward money, Friday funds a year of tuition at an elite boarding school, where she brushes off the taunts of her well-to-do classmates, cracks some outlandish cases, and bests her nemeses. Spratts (the Nanny Piggins series) effortlessly funny narration will keep readers laughing from start to finish, and she gives Friday a wonderfully dry witone she isnt even aware of herselfto accompany her exceptional deductive powers and knowledge. Gosiers angular b&w cartoons dont draw much attention to themselves, but readers have plenty of reasons to look forward to future adventures from this irresistible young sleuth. Ages 812. Illustrators agent: Jodell Sadler, Sadler Childrens Literary. (Jan.)

 
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