About the Book
Title: Frankie Dupont and The Lemon Festival Fiasco | Author: Julie Anne Grasso | Illustrator: Alexander Avellino | Publication Date: March 29, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 100 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
Summary: 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 uncovers a plot stinkier than a sardine sandwich.
In Book 2 of the Frankie Dupont Mysteries, Frankie will make some new friends, upset some old ones, and of course, there will be lemon meringue pie.
Haven’t read Book 1 yet? Click on the cover below to grab a copy of “Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor”.
Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco”
Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco received 33 new reviews through this Book Review Blitz.
S.W. Lothian: “This is a great book for would be sleuths. I can imagine young readers keenly looking for, and picking up the evidence along the way. It has a good pace for the target audience and there are plenty of good clues ready to discover. I thought that the logic behind them, and the paths on which they sent Frankie, were believable and well thought out. The plot also teaches that you shouldn’t jump to conclusions too early and highlights the importance of strong evidence.“
Susan Day: “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.”
2ReadBook: “Amazingly entertaining with exquisite writing to make you feel part of the tale. Excellent read for children ages 8-12 years old. So easy to understand and easy to follow too.”
Christy’s Cozy Corners: “This is such a cute book with endearing characters. Your young reader will love reading about Frankie and his friends as they solve mysteries. I highly recommend you get these for your kids! They’ll make a reader out of any reluctant reader.“
This Kid Reviews Books: “All in all, this book is marvelous! It is well-edited, well-written, and well-done – well, well, well! Looking forward to book three!“
Stitch Says: “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.“
Sally Writes: “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.“
The Ninja Librarian: “For boys or girls who like a little adventure and a little mystery, without anything scary.“
Bookworm for Kids: “This is a mystery packed with fun and tons of imagination – fantasy has free rule in Frankie’s world, which will make middle grade readers love the stories even more. The writing is perfect for the age group, and the plot keeps a quick pace, making it impossible not to want to see what happens on the next page. The mysteries take unexpected twists and turns, and not every clue leads where one might think.“
Jane 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.“
Girl of 1000 Wonders: “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.“
Writing With Soul by Frelisa Walker: “The mystery begins as an easy one to solve however the unique and unpredictable characters make the case difficult.“
Barbara Ann Mojica: “There are enough twists and turns to keep the plot interesting and the reader guessing, and the characters are believable and humorous. The illustrator, Andrew Avellino, presents charming pencil drawings for each chapter.“
S. Faatz (Amazon): “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.“
Amy B. (Goodreads): “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.“
Sher A Hart: Written Art: “A great book! Once again I was captured by the intrigue, humor, and excitement of a Frankie Dupont story. The word play used by the author was really clever and entertaining…”
Stephanie W. (Amazon): “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!… It’s a great mystery for young readers!“
Bound 4 Escape: “These books are fun mysteries for children that are easy to read, and it is easy to follow the clues to solving the mysteries.“
Tina C. (Goodreads): “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.”
Mel’s Shelves: “I love that the plot moves quickly and it’s short so it will hold the attention span of the age group it’s intended for (8-12). I like the illustrations and think they add life to the story. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series, Frankie DuPont and the Science Fair Sabotage!“
1:25am Reviews: “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.”
Tessa P. (Amazon): “My 10 year old daughter Orla liked the book because of the fun and rather unusual illustrations and she enjoyed the author’s style of writing which is engaging throughout.“
Heart of a Philanthropist: “A fun read for young and old!“
BeachBoundBooks: “The story is well crafted, the characters are entertaining and there are even a few fun illustrations readers will appreciate. I think this is a perfect story for 2nd and 3rd graders, although some older children will also enjoy it.“
Mami Tales: “All the characters in the book are very funny and a bit eccentric, and very relatable for younger kids. Once I finished reading this book, I went back and bought the first one! I’m glad I did, as it gives you a much better grasp of all the characters. Both books are very quick reads, full of humor and very entertaining.“
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “Frankie is such a fun character.”
Letty (Goodreads): “ I like the idea of a Mystery Series for kids since I enjoy mysteries myself. My 10 yrs old son like the illustrations and enjoy the story intrigue and silliness.“
Tots and Tales Reviews: “I enjoyed the eccentric cast of characters, the who-dun-it plot, and the humor that can found among the pages. I will definitely be recommending this series to the mothers I know along with our local library’s children’s librarian.“
Bing Icefairy (Amazon): “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.“
Jemima P. (Goodreads): “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).“
Rockin’ Book Reviews: “This was well-written and will delight children between the ages of 8 to 12.”
PRATR: ” I thought this was a good book because I like mysteries.”
The Blended Blog: “Julie Anne Grasso’s Frankie Dupont: Lemon Festival Fiasco book is an excellent book. I’ve been sharing it with the summer school reading class of 3-5 graders that I’m teaching. We are reading it as a whole class read-aloud. The students are totally enjoying it. They love the mystery. Trying to solve the mystery along with Frankie has been fun for them. “
* FREE * Printable by Wise Owl Factory
We are pleased to share with you a FREE Educational Supplement for Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco created by Carolyn Wilhelm from the Wise Owl Factory. These supplements are appropriate for grades 3 and higher and are recommended for a mystery unit and/or gifted education classes to help children develop higher level thinking skills. Please visit the Wise Owl Factory where you can download the FREE Educational Supplement for Frankie Dupont and the Lemon Festival Fiasco as well as for Julie Grasso’s other books (or click on the image below to take you there).
About the Author: Julie Anne Grasso
With a background in paediatric nursing, Julie Anne Grasso spent many years literally wrapping children in cotton wool. Every day she witnessed courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories to entertain them. A science fiction nerd (she even owns a TARDIS), cupcake enthusiast and lover of all things mystery, she lives in Melbourne with her husband Danny and their little girl Giselle. Most days she can be found sipping chai tea and dreaming up wonderful worlds that often involve consumption of cupcakes.