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A Recipe for Robbery

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  11 reviews

Corn dogs.

Strawberry shortcake.


The Bloomsberry Cucumber Festival is under way, and Lindy plans to avoid all vegetables, as usual. But then she ends up with a plateful of Granny Goose's slimy, disgusting stewed cucumbers.

And a mystery.

How did a valuable stolen locket end up buried in cucumber sludge?

Granny Goose is a wacky lady, but Lindy knows she'd never
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by Greenwillow Books (first published April 17th 2009)
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First she (Lindy Phillips) finds out that she wont be able to attend Summer Band Camp with her friend (Margaret). Next her mother expects her to eat Mrs. Unger’s (Granny Goose) green slime she calls ‘stewed cucumbers’. After finally convincing her stomach to take a bite, she finds a gold and ruby heart locket. Lindy, Margaret and the saxophone player Gus Kinnard are sure Granny Goose did not steal the locket, they knew about the Heirloom robberies and the reward, that would be enough to get Lind ...more
Sandra Stiles
Lindy wants to attend band camp with her best friend Margaret. The problem is her parents have had a run of bad luck. House repairs, her brother needs glasses, and other financial problems. Lindy’s luck may have changed. She is at their annual Bloomsberry Cucumber Festival with Margaret and they are looking for food. She gets caught in front of a dish made Granny Goose. It looks and smells foul. Granny puts an extra-large helping on her plate. Her mother insists she eat it. When she goes to take ...more
Lisa Ard
This is a good old-fashioned mystery suitable for a broad age range (2nd grade through 5th). State fairs, cucumber contests, rides and plucky animals provide a back drop for the mystery of the missing jewels. Lindy and her friends are determined to clear blame from Granny Goose. Mishaps ensue. Friendships are tested. This is a fun-filled read!
I am reading this to my kids for a bedtime story. Typical small town kids solving a mystery during the town's summer festival. They really like it.
Small town, summertime, bratty rich kid, little brothers, nutty neighbors with lots of animals and a goose with personality; this book has a lot of appeal.
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A Recipe 4 Robbery is a fun, fast moving story of three kids trying to solve a robbery and save their elderly friend, Granny Goose. The characters are likeable, the dialogue believable, and it would be a fun book for AR readers.
Sep 17, 2010 Denise rated it 3 of 5 stars
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This is a mystery for budding detectives. The setting is a small town and the main characters are three band students seeking the reward for a jewelry heist. The dialogue, feelings of frustration, aggravation and mild jealousy are all realistic attributes.
Mary Denise
Cucumber festival, cucumber slushies, cucumber sludge...and a mystery! This book would be a wonderful addition to a library that serves upper elementary or middle school students.
Melissa ♥♫
i really didnt think i'd like i that much
it was KIND OF predictable but not as much as other mysteries are
a good kid's mystery. trio of friends. sily animals. a town festival for veggies.
Meh. I didn't find anything 50 pages in to hold my interest, and so I bailed.
Fun, quirky characters.
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