Mr. Whiskers and the Shenanigan Sisters (Hardcover)
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Mr. Whiskers is a paw-some new dog detective from an Edgar Award winning author. He's on the trail of a kidnapped dad, pirate treasure, and a place to call home...
Mr. Whiskers is a street-wise stray dog with a nose for trouble and a fondness for two girls he calls the Shenanigan Sisters. So when Misty and Zelda’s professor father is kidnapped, Mr. Whiskers follows that car, picking up vital clues.
Then the two intrepid girls and one great dog follow the trail through the streets of San Francisco, discovering hidden passageways, buried secrets, and even pirate treasure.
But will they be able to rescue Dad? You bet your best biscuit, they will!
Wendelin Van Draanen's new mystery is the ulti-mutt kid-pleasing caper.
About the Author
WENDELIN VAN DRAANEN is the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels. Her books for younger readers include the eighteen-book Sammy Keyes mystery series, winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award; The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, winner of the Josette Frank Award; and Swear to Howdy. Her novels for teens include Flipped; The Running Dream, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award; Wild Bird; Confessions of a Serial Kisser; Runaway; and The Peach Rebellion. Van Draanen lives in California with her husband.
"This lighthearted, fast-paced mystery features an endearing canine lead, two fearless kids, and plenty of wordplay, all of which will appeal to young readers. A mystery both gripping and heartwarming." —Kirkus Reviews
"A scrappy stray mutt with a “ruff”-and-tumble vernacular winningly narrates this snazzy mystery caper. Van Draanen sustains suspense as the sisters navigate clue-filled riddles and secret passageways, uncover long-lost treasure, and outwit a nasty trio of thieves."—Publishers Weekly
"A stray dog who “nose” his way around detective work helps two sibs find and fetch back their “dadnapped” father in this breezy caper. By the end, the slobbery sleuth will have won over readers just as he does the Nanigan clan." —Bulletin
"A lovely genre introduction, perfect for those starting out to enhance reading comprehension with and enough fun to keep seasoned readers engaged." —School Library Journal