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Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery

Written by Jill Diamond & illustrated by Lesley Vamos
Published by Square Fish
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Oct 18, 2016
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Two best friends with a flair for adventure use their gardening and art skills to catch a criminal during Día de los Muertos, in the first book of the Lou Lou and Pea series! Lou Lou Bombay and Peacock Pearl have been best friends since first grade. Every Friday afternoon, they get together in Lou Lou’s backyard garden for their PSPP (Post-School Pre-Parents) tea party. They chat about school, discuss Pea’s latest fashions, and plot the weekend’s activities. But all plans go out the window when a series of small crimes crop up around El Corazón, their quaint and quirky neighborhood, right before the Día de Los Muertos procession. First, Pea’s cousin’s quinceañera dress is tragically ruined. Then Lou Lou’s beloved camellia bush, Pinky, suffers a serious blow. And that’s just the beginning! When clues start to appear in El Corazón’s outdoor murals, the best friends join forces, using Lou Lou’s floral expertise and Pea’s artistic genius to solve the mysteries. Accented by Lesley Vamos’s spirited black-and-white illustrations, Jill Diamond’s debut is a delightful introduction to two very creative best friends and their unforgettable adventures! Backmatter includes a recipe, crafting activity, and glossary of Spanish terms. “Lou Lou and Pea are likable heroines and the cast of multicultural characters and Latino-themed festivities broaden the accessibility. . . . This is a pleasant, breezy friendship tale for middle grade readers who also enjoy a light mystery.” —School Library Journal

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Who Wrote Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery

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Jill Diamond

Jill Diamond has loved children’s literature for as long as she can remember, thanks to her school librarian mother and the long, cold winters in Maine. She is the author of Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery and Lou Lou and Pea and the Bicentennial Bonanza. When she’s not writing, Jill practices law, dreams about her next travels, eats soft serve ice cream, and wears cowboy boots. Jill now lives in San Francisco with her husband, their son, and the ghost of their favorite cat.

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Who Illustrated Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery

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Lesley Vamos

Lesley Vamos studied at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, where she earned a BA with distinction in digital media. She loves telling stories, cooking, traveling, and eating eggplant. She resides in Sydney, Australia.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780374302955
Publication Date:
October 18, 2016
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2015036151
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0374302952
Lexile® Level:
800L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.2
Accelerated Reader® Points:
6.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
186049
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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