Jan 16, 2014

Help fourth grade detective Maisy solve mysteries in Maisy and the Missing Mice ~ Children's Book Tour


Title: Maisy and the Missing Mice
Genre: Children’s Mystery Fiction
Author: Elizabeth Woodrum
Publisher: Elizabeth Woodrum
Pages: 70
Language: English
Format: Paperback & eBook


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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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Book Excerpt:

The light from the street lamps made gray circles on the sidewalk and pavement all around her.  Maisy rested against the building, adjusted her fedora hat, and pulled her last cherry lollipop from her pocket. Distracted by the sweet scent of her candy, she didn’t notice her dog’s low growls that should have warned her of the approach of someone on a bike who was rapidly coming toward her.  Suddenly, she heard a low, gruff voice call her name. She looked up in time to see a paper being tossed into one of the circles of light on the ground. She pushed herself off of the building and made her way toward the lamp post. With unsteady fingers, Maisy reached down to pick up the note.  She opened the crinkled paper and saw it was smudged with dirt from where it had rested on the sidewalk.  It only took her a moment to read the note.
If you ever want to see your lollipops again, forget about the missing mice.
-The Black Boot

Her eyes narrowed into tiny slits.  The Black Boot, as he had taken to calling himself, appeared to be nothing but a thief.  Maisy didn’t know how, but she was going to take him down. Of course, she had to figure out who he was first.  It was bad enough that he had stolen the school’s mascots, but now he had admitted to stealing her collection of cherry lollipops.  And nobody got away with stealing Maisy’s cherry lollipops.


My Review:
What a wonderful story! The main character is easy to like and my girls (age 5 and 9) both loved following along with Maisy's imagination as she chases clue after clue to finally solve the mystery.  This book would be great for 2nd to 6th grade readers and is fun for younger readers to listen as it is read aloud.  There are a few parts that needed to be explained to my girls - specifically the old-fashioned detective references since they are not familiar with black and white TV era, but otherwise they both caught on quickly.
This story is one that is enjoyable for young readers with an engaging and entertaining set of characters.  Readers will enjoy trying to solve the mystery right along with Maisy!  What a great story, I can't wait to find out what mystery arrives for Maisy next!


About the Author: 
Elizabeth Woodrum is a full time elementary teacher in Ohio. She began
writing as early as 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 MiceElizabeth 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 JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks.

Originally from IndianaElizabeth currently resides near DaytonOhio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup

You can view more about Elizabeth Woodrum at www.elizabethwoodrum.com.

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Disclosure: I received free the item(s) mentioned in this post in exchange for my honest review. Regardless ~ All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting a stop on my blog tour!

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  2. I have not read this book yet but it is in cue. Too cute for sure!

    Naila Moon-hostess from #KLBH

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