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The Case of the Crooked Carnival

Written by Michele Torrey
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Fourth-graders Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey combine their detective and scientific investigation skills to solve cases involving a crooked carnival barker, a mysterious ghost, an alien plant species invading wildlife habitats and a wobbly bridge. Original.

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Who Wrote The Case of the Crooked Carnival

Michele Torrey

Michele Torrey is the author of twelve books for children. She is a two-time Thurber House Residency in Children’s Literature nominee, plus a two-time winner of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s (PNWA) Zola Award. Among other honors, her books have received starred reviews from “Publisher’s Weekly” and “Kirkus,” been chosen by the Junior Library Guild, been nominated for numerous state medals, and are taught in Vermont College’s MFA program. She is a regular presenter at writers’ conferences and retreats, and is a member of the Authors Guild, the Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and PNWA.

Born in Wenatchee, Washington, Torrey holds a degree in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Washington (’88), and a Master of Arts in Religion from Graceland University (’06). She currently resides on Fox Island, Washington, and has lived and traveled extensively throughout the world. Torrey has three sons and three granddaughters. In addition to her writing and traveling, she is a co-founder of Orphans Africa, a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity ( Orphans Africa works primarily in Tanzania, building boarding schools for children orphaned by disease and poverty. Her organization now educates over 650 children, ages 3-19.

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January 1, 2010