Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar a middle school mystery thats breath of fresh air in a quagmire of books being targeted to our young readers.
Do you remember the days when you would gather your friends up in main club house in the neighborhood, start handing out paper bags, notebooks, pencils magnifying glasses and give everyone the 411 on Mrs. Salendeski’s missing cat? No? Seriously? You never had a great mystery you had to solve? I think I feel sorry for you! If you did, well go grab this series for you, for your kids, for your grandkids, for your local library!
Growing up I was constantly looking, perhaps even inventing just to have a mystery to investigate and solve. Constantly engrossed in one book or another there is one series that sticks out in my mind, Nancy Drew and of course the Hardy Boys. I am really lucky to have the full set of Nancy Drew my mother read as a girl and kept collecting to be able to pass on to her me. My Hardy Boys I liberated from my uncle’s boyhood book collection.
(Later I moved on to be more concerned with reading the next Tiger Beat magazine than the next mystery. But you have to admit Shaun made things so much fun, and I never would smoke as a teen because of Shaun, so … OH ya, we need to talk about Cora and solving mysteries! SORRY! I got distracted looking at Shaun…)
*clearing my throat*
Cora Flash is a bright, highly intelligent, polite and mature 11 year old. Her adventure starts the minute she boards the train on her way to see her Uncle. She has a cell phone, bag full of candy and an old fashion sense of adventure!
- Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar – Tommy Davey (bunnysreview.com)
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- Book Review: Cora Flash and the Diamond of Madagascar (melissamwolff.com)