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Pigsticks and Harold and the Tuptown Thief (Candlewick Sparks) (Paperback)
"Intrepid detectives, Pigsticks & Harold are on the case of Tuptown’s mysterious disappearances in this gentle mystery illustrated in full color."
Harold’s quiet detective skills back up Pigsticks’ braggadocio when key items go missing before the big Butterfly Ball.
The Butterfly Ball is tomorrow, and all of Tuptown awaits an exciting day full of cake, games, and amazing butterflies. Everyone has a job to do—even Harold. He's making the Spirit of Tuptown prize! But when the prize statue goes missing, a confident Pigsticks volunteers to solve the case (with the help of Harold's careful note-taking, of course). With more and more things disappearing, and everyone in Tuptown a suspect, who can track down the mysterious thief? Comical illustrations belie a deadpan story in this second charming adventure starring a grandiose pig and his undersung sidekick.
About the Author
Alex Milway, the creator of the Pigsticks and Harold series, is also the author-illustrator of the Mousehunter trilogy and the Mythical 9th Division series. He works from his home in London.
Another clever tale from Milway gives emerging readers an excellent series to sink their teeth into. His ink renditions of the Tuptown characters and graphic novel elements will appeal to comic lovers. Riddled with humor and visual clues, this giggle-inducing mystery is a sure bet for young readers. —School Library Journal