Monday, March 19, 2012

The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder

The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder
Goofballs #1
by Tony Abbott
ill. by Colleen Madden
101 pages
intermediate mystery
New York : Egmont USA, 2012

Tony Abbott of Secrets of Droon fame has launched a new series for the intermediate chapter book crowd. At a slightly easier reading level than his previous series this is the perfect book for those just starting into chapter books.
Jeff is the original Goofball. At the same young age he earned that nickname he also solved his first case as a private eye. A few years later he met Brian and instantly knew he was a fellow Goofball. The two later joined forces with Mara and Kelly. The foursome has since solved many mysteries in their hometown. Their newest case begins with a bizarre phone call from Randall Crandall who lives in the wealthiest part of town. When they arrive at his mansion (which is bigger than the White House) they quickly discover that Randall Crandall is not what they expected. His missing Thunder is even more unexpected. But never fear, The Goofballs will use their local library and their brains to uncover the culprits!

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