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The Three Pickled Herrings (Wings & Co #2)

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  140 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
At the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, Emily Vole and her friends are beginning to worry. It's five months since their official opening and they still haven't had one case. Then local landowner Sir Walter Cross dies suddenly and mysteriously. The detectives suspect fairy meddling. And when Mr Rollo the tailor mysteriously loses everything and Pan Smith's wedding ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published February 7th 2013 by Orion Children's Books (first published February 1st 2013)
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Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer
Mar 17, 2015 Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer rated it it was amazing
I love this series. Great read for 3rd grade and up (could be younger if ok w/a lot of text and few pictures.)
Can't wait for the next one!
Aug 14, 2015 Elena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Изключително интересна!Всички в къщи и малки и големи очакваме с огромно нетърпение и останалите книжки от поредицата.
Another wonderful and funny book from Sally Gardner. I can't wait for more books for this series. :)
Книжни Криле
Историята на Сали Гарднър е вдъхновяваща! Коя от всички ли? Е, да, детската писателка има редица книги зад гърба си, и до някаква степен всяка една от тях може да бъде наречена вдъхновяваща. Но ние говорим за НЕЯНАТА история – тази за живота на Сали Гарднър. Тежката дислекция, заради която е категоризирана като „сляпа за думите” не й позволява да се научи да чете чак до 14-годишна възраст. А днес Сали Гарднър е носителка на едни от най-престижните отличия за детска литература, медалът „Карнеги” ...more
Apr 13, 2015 Luna rated it really liked it
Shelves: uk-authors
After falling head over heels in love with the first book in the series I couldn’t wait to get started on The Three Pickled Herrings. Like Emily I do miss the charming Miss String and I was happy that she wasn’t forgotten by the characters.

This book is the first mystery, or rather it’s three mysteries that might or might not be related. Look I’ll keep using words like ‘love’ ‘adore’ & ‘wonderful’ when it comes to these books so you might as well get you to it.

Living at Wings & Co. Fairy
I enjoyed the second in this series about a partnership between a fairy and a human. Emily Vole and Buster Ignatuius Spicer have an uneasy relationship partly because he resents her involvement in the Wings & Co. Fairy Detective Agency, but also partly because he is jealous of her abilities and feels guilty for his part in things getting messed up. In this title, the agency suddenly finds itself with three cases to solve: the disappearance of Sir Walter Cross, a tailor whose fortune has gone ...more
Carol Kennedy
Mar 19, 2015 Carol Kennedy rated it really liked it
Shelves: tristate-reviews
“Whimsical” is the word that best sums up this story, a fantasy/mystery featuring a detective agency made up of fairies and humans. It is the second in the series Wings & Company, featuring Emily Vole, Buster Spicer, Fidget the Cat, and Detective Cardwell. Suddenly, three separate cases appear for the agency to solve, after a long dry spell. They consist of one murder and two cases of stolen luck, and it turns out that they are all connected. Slowly, and with much word play and silliness, ...more
Jan 13, 2015 Lena rated it really liked it
This is quickly becoming one of my favourite children's book series!

In book #2 of Wings & Co, The Fairy Detective Agency, Emily, Buster and Fidget, the cat, take on three mysterious new cases that somehow seem to be magically related. Everything reeks fishily of fairy work.

This one, too, was really exciting. I was anxiously anticipating how the cases would be solved and loved the ending. I love our heroine, Emily. She is clever, yet not boastful. Gardner somehow has created her own little s
María Parra Sánchez
Aug 17, 2015 María Parra Sánchez rated it it was amazing
un ejemplo de notable literatura infantil británica capaz de embelesar a todo niño pero también a todo adulto que no haya dejado escapar a su niño interior.
Una novela con misterio, humor, fantasía, ingenio, aventuras, dulzura, inocencia y unos personajes tan excéntricos como cautivadores que te llevaran de calle. Una lectura arrolladoramente deliciosa que te trasmite una sensación de cálido y mágico hogar, a la que espero que sigan muchas más historias. Y que además, intercala valores dignos de
Apr 10, 2015 Cara rated it liked it
Shelves: nkyclear
Although this title is the second in a series, reading the first book is not necessary to understanding the story; the back story is sufficiently explained throughout the narrative. The reader will quickly pick up on the book’s country of origin, Britain, as the text and characters often use British phrasing. The story is often funny and includes a variety of magical characters. The pen-and-ink cartoon illustrations add to the story’s humor and are drawn well. Children in grades 3-5 could use ...more
Apr 06, 2015 Vojtěch rated it liked it
Nevím, jestli je to tím, že se jedná o druhý díl a já ten první nečetl, ale při čtení Tří vypečených sleďů jsem měl pocit, že něco chybí. Nějaká jiskra, která by to zažehla. Místy to bylo opravdu dobré, ale zbytek je čistý průměr. Přesto nelituji, že jsem si knihu v knihovně vypůjčil. A asi navždy se mi vryje do paměti klení "To mi upeč sledě"!
Ali George
Jan 23, 2014 Ali George rated it liked it
This is 3.5 - 4, really, but because it didn't make me laugh as much as the first in the series I cruelly put it as a 3. It's more of the same really, with a bit more character development and a few new faces. Sally Gardner is wonderful, this is lots of fun.
Sep 13, 2015 Brenda rated it really liked it
Still reading to find out... I wonder how many keys there are and how many sets of wings there are left to be returned. I'll have to go back and check, but I don't think the exact number is given. I suspect that the last key will be the reveal so I'll keep reading to find out.
Melissa Posten
Mar 18, 2015 Melissa Posten rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-novels
Molly and I love these super charming, REALLY British mysteries that have a talking cat, a magic moving shop filled with fairy wings, and some of the best language ever.
Gail Shipley
Jul 24, 2015 Gail Shipley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute little mystery. Has a British author which comes out in the writing in the choice of words and phrases.
Mar 06, 2013 Jeannette rated it really liked it
I loved the first of the Wings and Co books and this one doesn't disappoint either. Read my full review here:
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Aug 18, 2013 Patti rated it it was amazing
A favourite book to read to my daughter. Mystery, excitement but most of all fun.
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Sally Gardner grew up and still lives in London. Being dyslexic, she did not learn to read or write until she was fourteen and had been thrown out of several schools, labeled unteachable, and sent to a school for maladjusted children. Despite this, she gained a degree with highest honors at a leading London art college, followed by a scholarship to a theater school, and then went on to become a ...more
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