Friday, May 10, 2013

Top ten books starring young detectives

Kate Pankhurst is a UK-based writer-illustrator of a series of books about a girl detective called Mariella Mystery, aged nine and a bit.

For the Guardian, Pankhurst named ten top books starring young detectives. One title on the list:
The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé

Great snakes! While away the hours following Tintin's globetrotting mystery solving comic book exploits to bring the bad guys in. Tintin's lucky to have one of the most loyal canine sidekicks in the detective genre – not Bruiser the great big Alsatian but Snowy, the (mostly) fearless little white dog.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Tintin appears among Penelope Bush's top ten teen twin books, Sally Gardner's top ten books for children with dyslexia, and Rachel Cooke's ten best graphic novels.

--Marshal Zeringue