Unlike other detectives on this list, Barnaby Jones has his own crime lab in his house. It’s published by Frances Lincoln. 6. ‘Falling Out of the Sky: Poems About Myths and Monsters’ by various Cowell’s bestselling ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ has been adapted into a major animation film series. She feels alone, and makes friends with a girl ghost from another time. They inherited his fortune and his San Francisco mansion at Bush and Leavenworth on Nob Hill. (Of course, I went there just in case the dark foreboding mansion really existed even after the 1906 earthquake and fire, but, alas, all I found were post-earthquake apartment buildings.) Unpleasant events began from the very first day the Allen family arrived from Stockton on a ferry boat across the bay.
That's as close as it gets to "I see blue, what is blue? I remember a boy who lives alone and secretly grows vegetables and raises a chicken for eggs in his basement. I will be ordering myself a copy. Her life takes a definite turn for the mysterious when she goes to live with the uncle she has never met before in Cornwall … A girl after my own heart. I recently found a favorite from childhood and you gave it a big write up here on your site - Alexander and the Magic Mouse (1969).
Rufus is doomed unless his six classmates can find out who is really responsible. I’m sure there are more reasons Nancy was such an inspiration and such a cult-like figure to little girls all over the world but I can’t think of them all right now. The detailing in the text is marvellous and well-observed. It's been a long time since I read this (back in the 70's) but as I recall, the fiddling sound was actually wind whistling through holes under the bridge, where there was some sort of hidden passage leading to a secret chamber under the chapel.
Wickenden, Dan, illustrator Eric Blegvad, The Amazing Vacation. Also, do you remember any of the other stories included in that book? Still in print, usually in the stores starting around October every year, as it is a Christmas story. I seem to recall Mercury was always in a hurry and that Saturn had something to do with �Father Time� and I think he had a scythe. The other suggestions also sound plausible but here is an additional one, which I remember from my childhood.
I read this book in the mid 1970s when I was in middle school. At which point their friendship runs into rough waters, though they make up at the end of the book. Then the father took his magic wand and Zoop! I believe the book was a hard-cover book with illustrations along the lines of Sendak? It might NOT be a goat, though, although I'm fairly certain it is. I'll let you know if I find anything and hope you will do the same.
The journey across the country by flying bicycle is beautifully chronicled and illustrated by Robert Lawson. Wolfe spends the hours of 9-11am and 4-6pm in the greenhouse on the roof, with Theodore and the orchids; the rest of the day is spent in his office. The book Andrew Henry's Meadow might fit this description. I remember it being a paperback book with quite small writing. Is it about a family whose children were all named after a variety of apples?
The adjective usually applied to Sara Paretsky’s short stories and novels is ‘gritty’. Turnabout Storm: Apple Bloom tags along Twilight in her investigation at one point. The Little White Horse: Maria Merryweather is a quick thinking 13 year old who lives, as an orphan, in the year 1842. Trixie also comes from a large family, as the person asking thought,...and her friend was either an only child or only had one sibling, I can't remember which.
The cover is greenishyellow with a very-red-haired boy holding up crayons or marking pens taken from the basket of them held in the mouth of a cocker spaniel perched on a stool. Cricket will also serialize a mystery, according to Editor in Chief Marianne Carus, but she would like to see shorter, self-contained mysteries. I am looking for a book that I think is a Little Golden Book, possibly illustrated by Eloise Wilkins. The storyline is, Tommy and his sister are walking through the woods when they find a key on the ground, They look around and notice a hole in a large rock or boulder and when they put the key in, they are transported to a new place.
I was so excited managed to find a copy on internet and it has now arrived, exactly the book I remember illustrations and all. When Joey’s mom sends him to be homeschooled with a bratty blind girl with a religious mother whose motto is “What Would Jesus Do?” Joey adopts this motto — with his own modifications. His compulsive digressiveness is deliberately baffling, but more baffling still is that this satire, aimed at “the Abuses and Corruptions in Learning and Religion” and written by a conservative, Anglican clergyman, ends finding nothing sacred.
Could this be one of Sid Fleischman's McBroom books? (Probably Here Comes McBroom -- the Booklist review refers to words freezing in midair.) The family had numerous children: WillJillHesterChesterPeterPollyTimTomMaryLarryandLittleClarinda. But even Alvin needs to think twice around the old Huntley place. I remember it as being rather large, or over-sized and wonderfully illustrated. Story about a boy named Timothy and his friend, an ant he calls Alexander.