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Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery Print
by Christine A. Verstraete   

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Publisher:  White Wolf Books ISBN-10:  1453766383 Type: 


Copyright:  September 13, 2010 ISBN-13:  9781453766385


Sam, her BFF, Lita, and a mischievous Dachshund named Petey, face an angry housekeeper, a dog-hating gardener, and an ancient family curse as they search for a missing miniature replica of Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

Sam, her BFF, Lita, and a mischievous Dachshund named Petey, face an angry housekeeper, a dog-hating gardener, and an ancient family curse as they search for a missing miniature replica of Van Gogh's "Starry Night."

A fun mystery for ages 9 and up. NEW print version and new cover.

* 2009 EPPIE Award finalist, Children's/YA eBooks * 


From Chapter One:

..."I don't know much you'll get done, what with all the ghosts around. W-o-o-o!"
Lita frowned and dropped the suitcase. It hit the ground with a thud. "G-Ghosts?"
Despite coming to Wisconsin from Mississippi years earlier, traces of the southern drawl that flavored her speech grew stronger when she became nervous. Like now.
"You know, maybe I should've stayed home. My mom wanted help cleanin' closets. I loved readin' R.L. Stine's books, but I sure don't want to be in one."
Sam laughed and jumped as Petey, the one-year-old Dachshund their friend Helena Sanchez had adopted from the animal shelter, plowed into the back of her leg. The little dog yipped and rushed by in his urgent mission to inspect the bushes. His wing-like ears made Sam giggle. "What's the hurry, boy?"
"C'mon, Sam." Lita pulled another bag from the trunk and hurried them along. "If Petey found a mouse, I'm outta here!"
Sam laughed. "Buck-buck-buck. Chicken. He didn't find anything. That Dachshund's a funny little dog. He jumps at shadows."
"Yeah, he's got the energy of ten dogs. I sure hope he stays out of trouble."

** Read more of Chapter 1, see link

Professional Reviews

Gay Toltl Kinman, Author, Super Sleuth
"...Enjoyed sleuthing with Sam and Lita—and Dachshund Petey—so much that I can hardly wait for their next case!"

Chris Speakman, ChrisChat Reviews
"... Ms. Verstraete maintains the same level of interest and mystery that my childhood favorites contained.... A fun way to spend time reading with any child and also introduce them to new hobbies."
"...A delightful young adult story that children as well as adults will enjoy. ...Very entertaining, especially with the lovable Petey stealing the show! A good read for anyone who wants a laugh." - Rating: 4 Lips

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