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Mr. Whiskers and the Shenanigans Sisters by Wendelin Van Draanen

Genre: Middle Grade Mystery

Publishing Date: October 3, 2023


Mr. Whiskers is a paw-some new dog detective from an Edgar Award winning author. He’s on the trail of a kidnapped dad, pirate treasure, and a place to call home…

Mr. Whiskers is a street-wise stray dog with a nose for trouble and a fondness for two girls he calls the Shenanigan Sisters. So when Misty and Zelda’s professor father is kidnapped, Mr. Whiskers follows that car, picking up vital clues.

Then the two intrepid girls and one great dog follow the trail through the streets of San Francisco, discovering hidden passageways, buried secrets, and even pirate treasure.

But will they be able to rescue Dad? You bet your best biscuit, they will!

Wendelin Van Draanen’s new mystery is the ulti-mutt kid-pleasing caper.

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Wendelin Van Draanen spent many years as a classroom teacher and is now a full-time writer. She is the author of many award-winning books, including the Sammy Keyes mysteries, Flipped, The Running Dream, Runaway, Wild Bird, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, The Secret Life of Lincoln Jones, Swear to Howdy, and Hope in the Mail, Reflections on Writing and Life. Ms. Van Draanen lives with her husband in California. Her hobbies include the “three R’s”: reading, running, and rock ’n’ roll.

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OMG this was so much fun and I literally was cackling at Mr Whisker's puns and the names he called humans. I found Mr Whiskers a very charismatic character so look out Scooby Doo you have competition.

I loved Misty and Zelda as they seemed to be very clever and were able to tell when someone was telling lies unlike the adults and they were very resourceful too.

Again I am not going into spoiler territory but I will say that I loved the way Wendelin wove scenes of San Francisco throughout the story and I felt like I was there.

I would love to see these characters again and for the reasons above I am giving the wonderful Mr Whiskers and the Shenanigan Sisters 5 massive stars.

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