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Nana Cracks the Case!

Written by Kathleen Lane & illustrated by Sarah Horne
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Nana is not your ordinary grandma. She never wears cloppy shoes, drinks prune juice, or worries about slippery surfaces. Eufala and Bog’s nana would much rather join the circus, work as a backhoe operator, or maybe become a detective. Which is exactly what happens in this very funny chapter book. When Nana answers an ad in the local newspaper for a detective, she arrives at the police department just in time to investigate the theft of one entire case of delicious Yumdums candy. Can one little old lady find a way to save the day and stop the candy thief from striking again?

Look for more adventures starring Nana, Eufala, and Bog coming soon!

What Kind of Book is Nana Cracks the Case!

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mystery, espionage and detective

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Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.0 / 7.0

This entertaining tale is an easier read that is sure to encourage some laughs. The humorous aspect of the story, the quirky illustrations, and the sleuthing aspect make this a fast-paced book about granny and her grandkids having silly adventures. I especially enjoyed the hilarious tone of voice from the narrator!

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Book Topics › silly
Children's Books About Silly
Book Topics › sleuthing
Clever Children's Books About Sleuthing
Book Topics › mystery, espionage and detective
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Book Topics › candy
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Who Wrote Nana Cracks the Case!

Kathleen Lane

Inspired by her own experiences with anxiety, and the experiences of young people she met while visiting schools with The Best Worst Thing, Kathleen Lane recently launched Create More, Fear Less (—a workshop and website designed to encourage young people to use the gifts of their anxious minds to take on fear and anxiety. She is currently working on a middle-grade short story collection, and just finished her adult story collection, Deaths I’ve Imagined. Stories from the collection can be found in Los Angeles Review, Baltimore Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Swink Magazine, Writer’s Digest, Forest Avenue Press, and elsewhere. Kathleen lives in Portland, Oregon, where she enjoys nothing more than biking around with her husband and two boys. She is also quite fond of popcorn.

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Who Illustrated Nana Cracks the Case!

Sarah Horne

Sarah Horne was born in sub-zero Derbyshire, UK, one cold November day. Since then, she has graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2001, and from Kingston University with a Masters in illustration in 2005. Currently, Sarah lives and works in Wapping, London, and spends many hours sipping tea while working at Happiness At Work Studios.

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Publication Date:
April 1, 2009
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