A Clue for Clara
'GREETINGS. I AM LOOKING FOR A MAJOR CRIME TO SOLVE. PLEASE INFORM ME OF ANY RECENT MURDERS, KIDNAPPINGS OR JEWEL HEISTS IN THIS AREA.'Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows Morse code and semaphore.There's just one problem. She's a small scruffy chook, and no one takes her seriously.But when she teams up with Olive, the daughter of the local policeman, they might just be able to solve the crimes that have been troubling the town of Little Dismal.A puzzling and hilarious mystery from bestselling author, Lian Tanner.

A Clue for Clara Details

TitleA Clue for Clara
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 4th, 2020
PublisherAllen & Unwin
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GenreHumor

A Clue for Clara Review

  • Kathleen Dixon
    January 1, 1970
    What do you do when you're at the bottom of the pecking order? Well, you avoid the rest of the bunch and go inside the house (because the humans have taken pity on poor scruffy you) and watch crime shows on TV. Of course!This very funny book for kids aged between 4 and 84 (well, they probably market it at 5 to 9 year-olds) is also about determination and, ultimately, courage. Clara models herself on a couple of TV crime-busters, so she learns Morse Code and semaphore, and naturally she can read What do you do when you're at the bottom of the pecking order? Well, you avoid the rest of the bunch and go inside the house (because the humans have taken pity on poor scruffy you) and watch crime shows on TV. Of course!This very funny book for kids aged between 4 and 84 (well, they probably market it at 5 to 9 year-olds) is also about determination and, ultimately, courage. Clara models herself on a couple of TV crime-busters, so she learns Morse Code and semaphore, and naturally she can read and write English. It's difficult scratching out words onto scraps of paper, so when she discovers the joys of texting it's quite wonderful. Her interactions with Olive (the policeman's daughter, and subject to bullying at school) are hilarious examples of talking past each other but gradually Olive sees the benefits of Clara's worldview and together they work to solve the crime of the stock thefts.Clara is a genius. Lian Tanner is a genius for writing her!
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  • Judy Wollin
    January 1, 1970
    Clara is a detective. She’s watched her heroes on TV and knows how it’s done. All she needs now is a mystery, theft, murder – anything that needs solving.Olive is having a hard time. Her mother died a year ago, and the bully at school is getting her down. Dad’s struggling at home – all they eat is baked beans and Dad’s work is a problem too.Clara thinks she knows who the bully is. Dad’s stuck solving stock thefts and Clara knows who that is too. Well nearly. If these humans would only listen to Clara is a detective. She’s watched her heroes on TV and knows how it’s done. All she needs now is a mystery, theft, murder – anything that needs solving.Olive is having a hard time. Her mother died a year ago, and the bully at school is getting her down. Dad’s struggling at home – all they eat is baked beans and Dad’s work is a problem too.Clara thinks she knows who the bully is. Dad’s stuck solving stock thefts and Clara knows who that is too. Well nearly. If these humans would only listen to her.A fun read, humorous, entertaining and a good mystery. Recommended for confident readers 8+ and all readers 10+. Recommended for readers who can’t find anything interesting to read.
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