N. Griffin

Join us for a mysterious event with local author N. Griffin, author of Smashie McPerter & the Mystery of the Missing Goop. Who stole their beloved Herr Goop, and why? Secret codes and crazy schemes are in play as Smashie and best friend Dontel put their thinking powers to work.

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When the third-graders of Room 11 learn that they all must take part in a musicale, Smashie can’t wait to sing something heartfelt and loud. But the others are not so eager. Luckily, Charlene’s mom has agreed to donate her special gel that lengthens and sculpts hair into shapes (from a musical note to a roller skate), and soon, with the help of some retro sixties go-go dancing, all the kids are raring to go. That is, until their jars of goop go missing! Who would steal their beloved Herr Goop, and why? Time for Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, to get out their Investigation Notebooks! Discussions of motives and perps, hasty mis-accusations and apology brownies, a math lesson used to crack a mysterious code, and more than a few choice red herrings build up to a truly hilarious madcap finale. Starring a quirky and relatable heroine, a level-headed sidekick, and an appealing group of good kids, this entertaining and lighthearted mystery may well have readers donning their own Investigator Suits.

N. Griffin is the author of The Whole Stupid Way We Are, for which she was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Flying Start Authors of 2013. She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives outside Boston.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of the Missing Goop Cover Image
By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763685355
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 13th, 2016

Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 Cover Image
By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763690977
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 2nd, 2016

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