Mariella Mystery: The Ghostly Guinea Pig
Our April children's chapter book of the month is Mariella Mysteries: The Ghostly Guinea Pig by Kate Pankhurst.
The Ghostly Guinea Pig is the first title in the brilliant Mariella Mysteries debut series, perfect for 7+ girls and fans of Clarice Bean.
Mariella Mystery is a totally amazing girl detective, aged nine-and-a-bit, able to solve the most mysterious mysteries and perplexing problems, even before breakfast.
When their teacher Miss Crumble spots the ghost of her pet guinea pig, Mr Darcy, in her back garden, she doesn't know what to think. But Mariella knows it's up to her and her fellow Mystery Girls to get to the bottom of The Case of the Ghostly Guinea Pig...
WIN - A Cupcake Conundrum: Mariella Mystery 2
Join in and discuss the book on the thread here and you'll be entered to win one of ten copies of A Cupcake Conundrum: Mariella Mystery 2.
About the author
Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Kate Pankhurst has worked as an illustrator. She works regularly in primary and secondary schools running sessions linked to illustration and writing and as part of Creatives, a company specialising in high quality arts experiences for children and young people.
Kate has previously illustrated both picture books and fiction for a variety of publishers. Kate was the recipient of the Macmillan prize for Picture Book Illustration in 2002. Kate lives and works in Leeds.
This giveaway has now closed, but you can buy the book here.