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This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I recall checking it out of my elementary school's library over and over again. I'd forgotten the title for years but was elated when AbeBooks' Booksleuth helped me figure it out. It's a bit hard to find a good copy sometimes, but if you have a kiddo that likes mysteries then they will love this book. There are four different stories with several scenes that follow four kids and a pet squirrel as they solve mysteries around their town. Each scene i...more
Originally published in Germany in the late 60s ((which would explain why the town looked peculiar to the 9 year old me), this follows the gang - Frank, Ralph, Angela and Keith W.S. (With Squirrel) - as they investigate four mysteries (“The Mysterious House”, “The Treasure In Breezy Lake”, “The Smuggler’s Tunnel” and “A Theft At The Zoo”). With a relatively smooth translation, each page of text is accompanied by a superbly detailed drawing that contains a clue for the reader, which the gang has...more