Marty Frye, Private Eye

by Janet Tashjian and Laurie Keller

Marty Frye loves poetry and problem solving. Crime solving, that is. A self-proclaimed... read more

Marty Frye loves poetry and problem solving. Crime solving, that is. A self-proclaimed poet detective, he is hot on the trail of three disappearances in this witty book for young independent readers. First he must find his friend Emma's missing diary during recess. Then he is waylaid on the way home from school by news that a whole case of Action Chuck dolls--his favorite action hero!--has disappeared from Mr. Lipsky's toy store. Finally, he must discover what happened to his little sister Katie's flour--or is that flower? With a penchant for talking in rhymes while he's solving his crimes and following every lead to its conclusion, Marty Frye offers a fresh, funny, well-rounded character for new readers to enjoy. (Ages 6-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1998

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