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Frankie Dupont and The Lemon Festival Fiasco

(Frankie Dupont Mysteries #2)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  64 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Hot off cracking his first official case, Frankie Dupont is on the scene when his new teacher takes ill. The pint-sized detective suspects a classic case of sour grapes, but the evidence leads him to the one place he wouldn’t mind avoiding for the rest of his natural life.

Enderby Manor has a few more secrets up her sleeve, and as Frankie begins to unravel them, he uncover
Paperback, 1, 135 pages
Published March 30th 2015 by Julie Anne Grasso
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May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review first appeared on my blog Christy's Cozy Corners.

This is the second Frankie Dupont Mystery that I have read. Though the first one was very cute, I liked this one even more. I read so many books that it took me a little while to remember all of the characters from book 1, but once I did I easily got back into the flow of things.

Frankie’s dad is an investigator, so of course, Frankie has a nose for finding clues too. When a lemon pie makes the new head teacher ill and Frankie’s dog re
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade, mystery
This is the second book in this series and it was as fun to read as the first one was! When Mr. Mulberry is poisoned shortly after eating a piece of pie, Frankie is on the case to figure out why. It seems like an open and shut case since Miss Chestnut admitted to baking the pie herself, but when Frankie interrogates her, he learns that there is more to uncover.

The clues take him back to Enderby Manor and the Lemon Festival, where he meets some new people and runs into others he met on his first
Rebecca Douglass
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, childrens
The second volume in the Frankie Dupont mysteries is as engaging as the first, and a bit more grounded in reality. Although I felt a bit of confusion at the beginning over some issues at Frankie's school (which maybe weren't so grounded in reality), once the story shifted over to Enderby Manor we sail quickly through the development of the mystery with a bit of fun and a few mild thrills. I found the malefactor easily, and was a little surprised that Frankie didn't, but his missteps lend interes ...more
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An entertaining mystery that starts with a humble pie.

Frankie DuPonte returns to our shelves and ereaders in his second juicy case. This trainee private investigator is keen as mustard to earn his stripes and, as with his previous case, some sweet treats have a starring role. In this new story, a simple Lemon Pie is the starting point of a mystery that just keeps growing and growing and growing.

Every clue solved by Frankie creates even more questions, and there's no beating around the bush with
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Plot twists, clues, suspects and crime, all the ingredients you need for a good mystery.

Julie Anne Grasso delivers another captivating read, the second in her Frankie Dupont series, Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco.

In her first book, Frankie Dupont and the Mystery at Enderby Manor, the opening scene launched you straight into the mystery behind the black envelope.

There is also no slow start in Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco, with the introduction of the INVADERS and the
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco is a scrumptious mystery that easily immerses young readers as they join Frankie as he uncovers puzzling clues and poison lemons in his least favorite place of all, Enderby Manor.

Frankie can't wait to show off his dog, Sherlock, to his class, but shortly after school begins catastrophe strikes. Miss Chestnut presents Mr. Mullberry with a lemon pie, but after one bit he becomes violently ill. One whimper from Sherlock alerts Frankie to a possible poiso
Jemima Pett
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Middle Grade readers rejoice! There’s a new Frankie Dupont, kid-PI mystery in the shops! These are fast, fun reads for youngsters from 8 upwards (and reluctant readers of any age).

This time we’re heading towards the Lemon Festival, held in the ground of Enderby Manor, and the kids are required to stop their bullying and bickering and work together to pick lemons for the lemon squash on Festival Day. Before they can get round to that, the head teacher gets a strange case of food poisoning from a
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Frankie is back at it again! This time with his cousin Kat, and classmate Amy, along with a little help from his friend Lachy from the first book.

Frankie’s class has been combined with another, and when Miss Chestnut presents head teacher Mr. Mulberry with a poisoned lemon pie, Frankie is on it! Amy provides some inside information about Miss Chestnut directly from the school office. It seems Miss Chestnut certainly had motive, but on the day that the class goes to Enderby Manor to pick lemons f
Stephanie Ward
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kidlit
A grand manor, a cunning canine, a poisoned lemon pie and a gardener that doesn't take his gloves off? Sounds like a Frankie Dupont mystery!

This little book packs a lot in. Just when you think you've got it, and Frankie has cracked the case, a clever twist or turn takes you in another direction. The complexity of the plot kept me reading and wanting to turn the page or get to the next chapter to see what happens next.

There are some wonderful characters that each have well-developed personalities
Tonja Drecker
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book in the series, I was excited to see which mystery would snap up Frankie next. And I actually found this book even better than the first.

Frankie's case starts with a lemon pie, and telling by his teacher's sudden sickness after eating it as well as his cute dog companion's refusal to eat it, must be poisoned! Clues pop up in the most unexpected places, and I love how Frankie isn't always sure exactly what's going on.

This is a mystery packed with fun and tons of imagin
Sally Lotz
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
Frankie is at it again in The Lemon Festival Fiasco. Quick paced story jumps right into the action. The author, Julie Anne Grasso has crafted clever and quirky characters that kids will enjoy. In this episode Frankie starts by trying to find out who put poison in the Lemon Pie after the head master is unknowing given a piece of poison laced pie. Then the lemon trees at Enderby Manor begin to die right before the Lemon Festival, putting the festival at risk
Frankie with the help of his friends, Ka
Susan Slacky Faatz
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-fabulous-read
This is the second book in the Frankie Dupont Mystery series and just as enjoyable as the first one. There are lots of twists and turns and action to keep a reader, young or old, interested and turning pages too see what happens next.

We learned in book one that Frankie's Dad is a P.I. and Frankie wants to be one also. It seems that Frankie doesn't need to go looking for a mystery to slove they seem to find him. In this book Frankie starts to search for the reason his new head teacher gets sick w
Jun 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco is the second Frankie Dupont book. These books are fun mysteries for children that are easy to read, and it is easy to follow the clues to solving the mysteries.

In Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco, Frankie has to find out who poisoned a lemon pie and why. By following the clues, he uncovers so much more than just one poisoned pie!

There are some unique characters in this book but the
Kim Propp
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco in exchange for an honest review. This review was first seen on Heart of a Philanthropist blog.

What a fun story! I love that Frankie Dupont is a 10 year old investigator (and the first ten year old to pass the detective test). He wears a fedora (like my own son does) and hangs out with his dog who helps Frankie Dupont solve the mystery of the Lemon Festival Fiasco. Something not so realistic about the story is that Frankie is allo
Pratr- Authors
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series and I did not read the first book. Frankie and his dog Sherlock have to solve the case of the poisoned lemon pie. Miss Chestnut shares her lemon pie with Mr. Mulberry. He becomes ill after only one bite. Frankie takes the pie home to test it for possible poisoning. Frankie believes Miss Chestnut is to blame. After the class ends up on a field trip to Enderby Manor Frankie realizes it's not that easy of a case. They are at Enderby Manor to pick lemons for th ...more
Tina at Mommynificent
My 10-year old daughter and I have read and enjoyed both of the first two Frankie Dupont books. They are full of silliness and a little bit of nonsense that, for the most part, makes them delightful. The mysteries are also pretty intriguing. I think we both felt this one wasn't quite as good as the first one, but I can't quite put my finger on why. The first one did such a good job of building the magical Enderby Manor world, and this one was a fun continuation of that. It didn't leave me in awe ...more
Frelisa Walker
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco has Frankie and his dog Sherlock investigating an incident that happen at his school. I will not give too much of the plot away yet it keeps a reader guessing who poisons the lemons. The mystery begins as an easy one to solve however the unique and unpredictable characters make the case difficult.
One drawback is the reader should check out the first novel Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor by Julie Anne Grasso. Frankie Dupont and The Lem
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Without reading the first book in the series, I enjoyed this book as a stand-alone mystery story in a school setting. The book got me hooked from the very beginning for its great sense of humor. It's a short and sweet read that you would want to finish in one sitting. The quick turn of events and the clues that gradually come together to unravel the puzzle keep the story engaging and exciting. Frankie, Kat and Amy make a great team, each with their own charms and merits. I also love the level of ...more
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I initially thought this had potential, but it was SO much better than I was even imagining!! I wish this series was around when I was a child because this would've been one of my favorites. I recommend it to all children. They are going to love it!! Seriously, it has everything you could ask for in a story. Not to mention, it's well written and well paced. Oh, I also like the black & white sketches that appear every now and then. They really bring it all together. Not only is this an instant cl ...more
Carolyn Wilhelm
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Other than being such a fan of lemon and therefore drooling through the story, I enjoyed this mystery where once again Frankie Dupont solves the crime through twists and turns and conflicting clues. I like how the children are so capable and clever. I taught gifted education classes and this book is a perfect selection for using higher level thinking skills to try to solve the case. I'm sure the students would love to create detective kits for their own use after reading about the devices Franki ...more
Kid Lit Reviews
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy the Frankie Dupont series because of the strange, yet plausible cases and the interesting clues. I love the fully fleshed crazy characters and their well-written stories with unexpected twists. The Lemon Festival Fiasco did not disappoint, though Frankie could be annoying. Unlike the first story, The Mystery of Enderby Manor, where Frankie was eager to show he could solve the case better and faster than Inspector Cluesome, one year later . . .

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Mar 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Frankie Dupont is on the case again. When the head teacher of his composite class eats a poisoned lemon meringue pie, Frankie starts to investigate. His investigation takes him back to Enderby Manor and he is assisted by his cousin, Kat, and classmate Amy.

This was a fun story with a number of twists and turns that kept the reader guessing to the very end. It was also great to catch up with many of the characters from Frankie Dupont book 1. There were also a lot of great one liners. I won't say t
Ashley Howland
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Frankie Dupont is back and this time his teacher has mysteriously become ill. Frankie follows the evidence and ends up back at Enderby Manor to uncover more secrets. It’s another great detective story full of twists and turns that will keep the reader guessing. Julie Anne Grasso brings to life some engaging characters and lots of action. It’s a great read for children of all ages.
Jane Ritz
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Aaron Ritz
I love this book. Being a former teacher, I would use this series in a 2-4 classroom. This book is very interesting with the clues to solve.It will help develop inference and prediction skills. The cover fits the book well. It's interesting to see how Frankie's character is developing. I would highly recommend this book to the 8-11 age group. ...more
Amy Miller
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very cute story! I loved Frankie, Kat and even Amy. They all had so much personality and charisma. Frankie does a great job of solving the mystery of the Lemons at the Lemon Festival. The story was very creative and fun and very upbeat. The characters jump out at you and very enjoyable to read about and the interaction between each other. All in all a great story for a young adult ages 10-13.
Kay LaLone
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Frankie is such a fun character. Sometimes he makes me laugh. Frankie is a detective who loves to solve mysteries. Did Miss Chestnut really poison Mr. Mulberry? If she didn't, than who did? Frankie goes through his list of suspects. Looks for clues. Finally he solves the mystery. ...more
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is an awesome book. You should read it. My favorite part is so funny, and the rest of the book cracked me up. The pictures are really cool, too. (Reviewed by 6 year old grandson.)
Fiona Ingram
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Frankie Dupont, boy detective extraordinaire (aged 10 and 3/4) is back in his second adventure, accompanied by his faithful ex-sniffer hound Sherlock (the subject of a class ‘show and tell’) and his cousin Kat. In this adventure, the mystery starts off when he attends a combined class at school, taken by Mr. Mulberry (Mr. M) and assisted by Miss Chestnut. Miss Chestnut has very kindly brought along a fresh baked pie with zesty lemon filling. It smells utterly delicious. Mr. M is invited to taste ...more
Billy Buttons
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was entered and was a BRONZE medal winner in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco
Author: Julie Grasso
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 31
Editing: 10/10
Style: 10/10
Content: 10/10
Cover: 10/10
Of the 31 readers:
31 would read another book by this author.
31 thought the cover was good or excellent.
21 thought the style of writing was the best part.
28 thought ending was surprising and fun.
10 thought the plo
Susan Day
May 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What a great, fast-paced story Julie Grasso has delivered to us. The story is well crafted and the plot driven by funny events that seem to run on from each other.

Frankie is an inspiring as amateur detective. He’s got all the kits and gadgets to solve any number of mysteries. It’s the sort of stuff all kids will love. A teacher is poisoned by a lemon meringue pie but what else is going on? What diabolical events come after this one and what role does the humble lemon play?

Also, Frankie and his
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With a background in paediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed great courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories about a little girl elf just like them.

She has a degree in Nursing from Queensland University of Technology and has been published in her nerdy nursing spe

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