Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Maisy and the Missing Mice: The Maisy Files, Volume 1" by Elizabeth Woodrum

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY
Maisy and the Missing Mice:
The Maisy Files, Volume 1
by Elizabeth Woodrum


Maisy and the Missing Mice is the first in The Maisy Files mystery series for children aged 6-12. It is currently ON SALE for $0.99 on Amazon or get 15% off the paperback from CreateSpace during March by entering code RXJN6DUZ at the checkout.
You can read my review and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash. This book blast and giveaway is brought to you by Mother Daughter Book Promotions


Description
Dive into Maisy's world of mystery and lollipops!
Maisy Sawyer is not your average fourth grade student. She is a detective with a special skill for solving mysteries. She loves black and white mystery movies, cherry lollipops, and her dog, Reesie. When a thief known as The Black Boot steals the school’s mascots and her lollipops, Maisy sets out to solve the case. Can she help return the mice to their home in the science lab? Will she ever see her beloved lollipops again? Find out in the first book in The Maisy Files series.

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Favorite Lines
"She worked for cherry lollipops. They were the second most precious thing to her, the first being her little dog, Reesie."
"She had grown to love old black and white mystery movies, the kind that grandparents had watched when they were children back in the Stone Age."
"Don't mess with a girl's lollipops."
"But can we tell my dad? Mom is the scary one."



Review

Maisy Sawyer is a fourth grader who "loved mysteries and was excellent at solving them." When she's on a case she literally sees things in black and white, like an old movie. And her fee? Why, cherry lollipops, of course!
Maisy is currently investigating the theft of two mice, the school mascots, by the mysterious Black Boot. With her tools of the trade - her fedora, notebook and pencil, and a cherry lollipop - Maisy sets out to investigate and round up the suspects. And then she gets another case! Are these two cases related? And what's with the all-pervasive pizza smell?
The story is littered with quirky details so we don't know what's important and what's not. The author also introduces a number of characters so that the real culprit is not too obvious. Maisy solves her mysteries without making it look too easy, and provides us with a satisfying explanation. I only wish the book was illustrated. The cover drawing is so cute!
I look forward to reading further books in The Maisy Files. Just remember, don't mess with Maisy's cherry lollipops!



About the Author
Elizabeth Woodrum is an elementary teacher in Ohio. She came to love writing when she was in elementary school, but more recently began writing material for use in her classroom. From that writing, grew the desire to write books for the general population of children and adults alike. The Maisy Files, a children’s series, is the first series that she has published. The series currently has one book, Maisy and the Missing Mice. Elizabeth plans to add more books to the series, and would also like to publish books for adults in the future.
As a reader, Elizabeth prefers the fantasy genre, but she enjoys realistic fiction as well. Some of her favorite authors include J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks. Originally from Indiana, Elizabeth currently resides near Dayton, Ohio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup.

Giveaway
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