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  • Published: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.
  • Year Published: 2010
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 170 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 570

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9780763634506
  • 0763634506


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Judy Moody, girl detective

by McDonald, Megan.

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Call number: J Fiction / McDonald, Megan

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth

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When a puppy who is being trained as a police dog goes missing, third-grader Judy forms a detective agency to solve the mystery, imitating her literary heroine, Nancy Drew.

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Young Nancy Drew Fans WIll Love It

Judy Moody is in a Nancy Drew mood, so when a series of mysteries begin to crop up around her – including the disappearance of a local police dog – Judy Drewdy and her friends are on the case. This chapter book works well as an introduction to the mystery genre, teaching young readers mystery terms like “clue” and “red herring” and common mystery plot devices like finding footprints at the crime scene and preparing a stakeout to catch the criminal. The mysteries in this chapter book are also pitched well for its audience with crimes that children will care about without being too frightened. While frequent allusions to Nancy Drew may confuse readers unfamiliar with the classic mystery series, those who are familiar with the books will certainly enjoy the discussion of specific titles and the peppering of Nancy Drew vocabulary. Finally, though the solution to the dognapping mystery may leave some readers dissatisfied – Judy and her friends concoct an elaborate theory while the real solution turns out to be hardly a mystery at all – this chapter book nevertheless works as a comic homage to the mystery genre and may well inspire young readers to seek out the Nancy Drew novels. This title is solid addition to the Judy Moody series, complimented nicely by cartoonish illustrations that underscore its comic nature.


it was really nice.

It is a good book

My daughter loves it

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