Original title: Salamanterin Terttu ja huijareiden kuningas
Author: Noora Kunnas
Illustrator: Teemu Juhani
Genre: Middle Grade (8-12 Years)
Part of a series: Mabel Merryweather
English sample and synopsis
The wild gang is back! Nick, Lilly, Supergranny Mabel and her speaking rooster face a new enemy: an art hustler. Second book of a new middle grade mystery series!
The town of Dalton is celebrating a local children’s poet’s 140th anniversary, and everyone is dressed up as a character from a poem. But amongst the happy people there’s also a gentleman thief who has terrorized art museums all spring. Through many mistakes and misunderstandings Nick and Lilly help the police to catch a thief – and to teach a lesson to a grumpy literary critic.
Black-and-white illustrations by Teemu Juhani
"In the book, the children are forced – or allowed – to do quite much on their own. The kids meet their next-door neighbor, a whimsical old lady whose life seems a bit magical, at least judged by the talking pet rooster. – – The book takes place in a lovely little summery town, which has a touch of the fairy-tale atmosphere. The events are suitably exciting and the book has a detective plotline." – Lähiömutsi blog on Mabel Merryweather and King of Thieves