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Re: Charming and fun animal detective story for 7-12 yrs
« Reply #150 on: February 18, 2019, 08:52:27 am »
Editorial reviews

The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
Jay Heale - Bookchat.

What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.


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    Re: Charming and fun animal detective story for 7-12 yrs
    « Reply #151 on: March 21, 2019, 12:12:13 pm »


    Editorial reviews

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.


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    Re: Exciting, Entertaining, and Educational story for 7-12 yrs
    « Reply #152 on: April 17, 2019, 10:02:18 am »
    Children will love this fun story and won't even realise how much they are learning about the small creatures of South Africa, and what it means to work together.


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    This delightfully illustrated animal detective story will leave children spellbound. Join Private Investigator Leon Chameleon and the Pigeon Valley Police as they race to track down the missing canary eggs and attempt a daring rescue. Fun to read and packed with fascinating animal details it makes a perfect class reader.


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    Editorial reviews

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.

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    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.
    Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire's illustrations capture the story's humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.

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    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.



    Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire's illustrations capture the story's humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.

    Non-fiction, Fiction, family saga, humour, short stories, teen, children's
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    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.
    Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire's illustrations capture the story's humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.
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    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.




    Janet Hurst-Nicholson draws on the habits and characteristics of the small creatures living in Pigeon Valley, Durban, to create a thrilling detective story. Barbara McGuire's illustrations capture the story's humour, while portraying the animals as they really are.

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.

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    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.


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    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.




    Editorial Reviews

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.

    Non-fiction, Fiction, family saga, humour, short stories, teen, children's
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    This is Leon's first case. He has also solved the case of the kidnapped mouse.



    When Mrs Canary's eggs mysteriously disappear, a frantic Mr Canary dashes straight off to the Pigeon Valley Police for help. Unfortunately, Sergeant Loerie and Constable Mole's hasty attempts to make an arrest lead them to the wrong suspects. Leon Chameleon PI, who has quietly kept an eye on developments, decides it is time to step in and offer his services,  after all, isn't he the best Private Eye in Pigeon Valley? He puts all his skills to work and finds vital clues which Loerie had overlooked. Now a daring plan is needed to trap the suspects and bring them before Spotted Eagle Owl's Court, where Leon springs his final surprise.

    Editorial Reviews

    The book is peppered with humour and the courtroom scene is particularly appealing.
    Lindsay Ord , The Daily News.

    Admirably, all the animal details (of food, habits, lifestyle) are true to nature, apart from Mole's dark glasses! Children reading this will absorb much knowledge of our local small wildlife.
    Jay Heale - Bookchat.

    What I like about this book is that all the small creatures involved are part of our South African animal world, and the author has gone to great pains making sure that all details of their lifestyle are correct.
    Jay Heale - Soundbox Radio South Africa.

    While reading this amusing, well-written book you will meet all kinds of interesting animal-people. A good, recommended read.
    Brenda Thomson,The Sunday Tribune.

    Plenty of illustrations add to the appeal of this clever, amusing story and will particularly suit children aged between 8 and 10 years.
    Joy Cameron Dow, Radio South Africa Talking of Books.

    Non-fiction, Fiction, family saga, humour, short stories, teen, children's
    Jan Hurst-Nicholson | author website

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