Tuckernuck Mystery!

9780062118912_0_CoverThe Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie
Illustrated by Javier Caparo
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Pages: 320 Trade Paperback
Date Published: September 24th, 2013 (orig. 2012)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Two sixth-graders solve the eighty-year-old mystery of their school, Tuckernuck Hall, in a clue-filled scavenger hunt that leads them to unexpected treasure. A classic mystery filled with humor and heart.

Tips for Solving the Treasure Challenge Created by Your Crazy School’s Founder Over Eighty Years Ago

By Laurie Madison and Bud Wallace, Grade 6:

1. Be suspicious of student journalists. And maybe janitors, too.
2. Make friends with your ancient school librarian. If her blue hair freaks you out, get over it.
3. Be prepared to sing like an angel, or at the very least, like a pirate.
4. Never underestimate the usefulness of furry rodents (especially flesh-eating ones).
5. Avoid the English wing. Seriously. You don’t want to go there.

Using a unique blend of notes, lists, and classic prose, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck tells the story of Bud and Laurie’s quest to find the infamous Tutweiler Treasure. They’re hot (or at least lukewarm) on the trail of clues, but time is running out-the school board wants to tear down Tuckernuck Hall. Can Bud and Laurie find the treasure before it’s lost forever?

Emily Fairlie’s memorable caper combines timeless mystery with humor in a treasure trove of wry wit, thrilling adventure, and undeniable heart.

9780062118936_0_CoverThe Magician’s Bird: A Tuckernuck Mystery
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Pages: 288 Hardcover
Date Published: September 24th, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

In this sequel to The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, Bud and Laurie solve the murder case of Marchetti the Magician. Another classic mystery filled with humor and heart.

Tips for Solving an Old Murder Mystery at Your School
by Laurie Madison, Bud Wallace, and Misti Pinkerton, rising seventh graders

1. Avoid nosy tour groups led by your crazy princi”pal”‘s even crazier wife.
2. Remember that a glue gun is useful for more than just bedazzling.
3. Always hire backup (little sisters are good for this).
5. Be prepared to witness-and maybe even make happen-some legitimate, old-fashioned magic.

Bud and Laurie return to solve another mystery at Tuckernuck Hall. But this mystery is much more serious than a treasure hunt-their beloved school founder, Maria Tutweiler, has been accused of murdering Marchetti the Magician!

Can Bud and Laurie-with the help of enthusiastic Misti and evil but useful Calliope-prove Maria Tutweiler’s innocence? Or will Tuckernuck Hall be closed down for good?

In this sequel to The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck, Emily Fairlie blends lists, notes, and classic prose to tell a story that sings with humor, suspense, and magic.

Emily Fairlie grew up in Virginia and went to Tuckahoe Middle School, which has so far managed to escape the scandals that have plagued Tuckernuck Hall. She has been known to call on her little sister for backup and has witnessed firsthand the horror of bedazzling gone wrong. She now lives in Chicago with her dog, Binky. You can visit her online at www.emilyfairlie.com.

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