The Case of the Missing Moonstone (The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 1)
The only thing eleven-year-old Ada Byron, daughter of the famed poet Lord Byron, knows to expect is that her life is entirely ruined as she says good-bye to her governess, and hello to a new tutor, who just happens to be the renowned poet, Percy Shelley. That is, until she meets a young girl by the name of Mary Godwin (later Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, who marries Percy). Together, Ada and Mary form the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, and, with the help of a young Charles Dickens, are on their way to solving their first case; it involves fishy-smelling books, rich people who like to say they are rich, and three gentlemen wearing red fezzes.
I really enjoyed the “cameos” of different famous people in the book, and the historical notes in the back that describe all of the historical characters, and who they really were. However, I would have preferred a little more developed mystery, instead of having everything suddenly solved at the end of the story. Although, there were clues to solve the mystery scattered through the novel.
|Author||Jordan Stratford, Kelly Murphy, Illustrator|
|Page Count||240 pages|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|
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