About the Book
Title: Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor | Author: Julie Anne Grasso | Illustrators: David Blackwell & Samantha Yallope | Publication Date: July 10, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 75 | Recommended Ages: 8 to 12
Summary: When his cousin Kat disappears from Enderby Manor, Frankie Dupont jumps on the scene, only to find bumbling Inspector Cluesome beat him to it. Cluesome thinks Kat simply wandered off. Frankie isn’t buying it.
He follows the evidence to conniving concierge, a six fingered chef, a talking parrot, and a shifty dwarf. Quite frankly, none of them are making any sense until Frankie discovers, Kat’s time is running out.
An exciting new illustrated mystery series for ages 8-12.
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We are so pleased to share with you some FREE Educational Supplements for Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor created by the wonderful 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 FREE Educational Supplements for Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby as well as for Julie Grasso’s other books (or click on the cover below to take you there).
Excerpts and Links to Reviews of “Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor”
Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor received 39 new reviews on Amazon, 36 new reviews on Goodreads, and 26 bloggers posted reviews on their websites through this Book Review Blitz.
Girl of a 1000 Wonders: “This was a great, light, fun read and I look forward to more adventures with Frankie.”
Christy’s Cozy Corners: “You’ll…meet a colorful cast of characters and be taken on a mysterious adventure in this book. I highly recommend it for middle graders and younger with an adult reading along.”
Arlene Mullen (Amazon): “This book was very good. A great mystery for kids. The story moves at a great pace and keeps you involved. One of the best kids mystery books in awhile. I will definitely be reading this to my boys.”
Amazon Customer (LAW): ” I know you will enjoy reading this book and will have fun trying to solve the mystery.”
Ninja Librarian: “This was a fast, fun read! Frankie is an engaging character, and the story is well plotted to keep the interest of even reluctant readers. There is just a touch of the absurd, with just-over-the-top characters, and a dash of fantasy.”
The Wise Owl Factory/Carolyn W. (Amazon): “This book would be great for higher thinking skills discussions in the classroom. Even after finishing the story, I found myself thinking about how it all worked together and realized how a few more clues added to the solution. Well developed characters! Engaging! Fun!”
Stitch Says: “It’s a great read that budding detectives will enjoy.”
SOS-Supply: “A fantastic book for boys and girls of 7-11, and sure to engage the most reluctant readers.”
Tales of a Bookworm: “I highly recommend this book for younger readers (7+) who are interested in mysteries; the book is engaging and well written to delight imaginations.”
Susan F. (Goodreads): “There are a lot of twists and turns to keep you interested. And the illustrations are really great. If you enjoy mysteries you will love this book.”
Kidbits: “…if you’re into good mysteries with a small bit of craziness and tons of fantasy, this story is for you.”
Bound 4 Escape: “What a fun book for children! Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor is a mystery that is easy to read and flows well.”
Naznin Azeez: “This is easily a book that will keep little readers hooked on to every word. It has the right amount of adventure, suspense and mystery.”
Benjaz (Amazon): “I love Frankie Dupont! I love Frankie’s world. The characters. The mystery. The story. The sharp writing. The wonderful art.”
Rockin’ Book Reviews: “Ican visualize this series as continuing for years as long as the author, Julie Anne Grasso can keep her “creative juices flowing”!
BeachBoundBooks: “Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor is cleverly comedic and wildly entertaining, quickly captivating young readers.”
Vincent Noot (Goodreads): “For those young readers who like mysteries, this is a good one.”
Mel’s Shelves: “There are some fun illustrations throughout the book as well which add to the story and bring it to life. I enjoyed the paranormal aspect and know that it will also appeal to my 10-year-old daughter. Two thumbs up and I’m looking forward to reading more!”
Kay LaLone ~ I Love Books!: “Great mystery for ages 7 -12.”
SherAHart ~ Paul Hewlett: “The descriptions are fantastic. I also loved the way Julie was able to incorporate the boy detective concept into modern times. Frankie’s use of his smart phone and finger print scanner fit right in with his use of the good, old-fashioned magnifying glass. Well done!”
L.J. Clarkson (Goodreads): “Julie Grasso sure knows how to tell a fun and intriguing story for kids (and big kids like me!). This was an easy read, which is perfect for boys and reluctant readers. The story had some “laugh out loud moments” and plenty of wit, a fast pace, well placed clues and an endearing main character and quirky supporting cast.”
Mommynificent (Child Review): “Bignificent really liked the characters, both the good guys and the bad guys! She said she liked how the bad guys were so tricky without being evil. She also really enjoyed the descriptions of the cool equipment Frankie has and the cupcakes he got to eat. She said she could almost taste them!”
WS Momma Readers Nook: “Oh this book made me laugh! I loved Frankie and even loved Inspector Cluesome which perfectly states the nature of his character LOL … You cannot read this without it putting a great big smile on your face and finding it a great fun read!”
Jane Ritz (Amazon): “I liked Frankie Dupont. It is an intriguing mystery of a child detective who has a mystery to solve concerning his missing cousin. It reminded me a little of ‘A Wrinkle in Time.'”
My Devotional Thoughts: “[T]his book is a quick, simple mystery for young adults.”
Hotcha (Amazon): “Ms. Grasso spins a wonderful story about a ten and three quarters year old junior private investigator hunting for clues on his missing cousins and with a little help he solves the case before his private investigator gets there!! This book is not only for little kids but bigger kids too!”
Guiltless Reading: “A cute, unpredicable and fantastical mystery at an old manor, solved by the dashing Frankie Dupont, promises to be a mystery series that middle-grade readers will love.”
Cheryl Carpinello (Amazon): “High interest story elements include a haunted house, a mystery to solve, gnomes and birds that talk, and a bungling adult investigator.”
Brooke Blogs: “I found this to be a quick read for both me and my tween daughter. We loved the story line, the mystery, and the illustrations. The characters were a hoot!”
Book Reviews and Giveaways: “Fun and well told story pleasing to parent and younger reader. The writing is clean and well edited. The characters are spunky and enjoyable to read about. The plot is entertaining and has an energetic feel.”
Geena Bean (Goodreads): “My niece and I love to read together so when I was offered to review this book, I thought the synopsis was too good to pass up. And boy, are we glad we did decide to read Frankie Dupont and the Mystery of Enderby Manor together! We both really enjoyed the plot. My niece was thoroughly enthused throughout the entire story so I can definitely see other young minds doing the same.”
Jemima Pett: “Exciting, inventive and beautifully written – well done, Julie Grasso!!”
CL Murphy (Amazon): “Ms. Grasso does a fine job creating memorable characters and a captivating plot in this charming tale for middle graders. Kids will enjoy the fast paced action and all the quirkiness.”
InkSpired: “There’s more fun wordplay going on with some of the characters’ names. I won’t delve too deeply here…what’s a mystery if someone spoils the ending, right? What a good mystery also has is a breadcrumb trail of clues scattered throughout the plot, and Ms. Grasso has dropped just enough for readers to pick up along with Frankie so that they can be just as successful in solving the mystery with Frankie.”
Stanley N’ Katrina (Goodreads, Child Review): “I thought the plot was great, and I loved the twist at the end. The illustrations were awesome. The characters were developed well, and the story advanced every second.”
Sally Writes: “Frankie Dupont And The Mystery Of Enderby Manor written by, Julie Anne Grasso is a fun, fast paced, full of investigation and detection and a hint of something more sinister. Frankie Dupont is a great read for lower middle grade readers.”
Anna G. (Amazon): “It is a fast paced reading story with a lot going on.”
Dalene’s Book Reviews: ” I enjoyed reading this book and will have my grandchildren reading it soon. The world building is good and the story-line is very nice. The characters are well developed and written.”
Christine Mondy (Amazon): “Frankie Dupont is such an entertaining little guy! My oldest son loved the book and wants to read more! If you have a child around 8 or 9, check this book out. They will be engrossed in this for a few hours!”
Kid Lit Reviews: “The Mystery of Enderby Manor is a typical mystery, built layer upon layer, until time is about to run out. Only then, does Grasso let us understand her world. Frankie Dupont will hook even those kids who are reading their first mystery.”
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 great courage and resilience from the tiny people she cared for, which inspired her to write stories to encourage and entertain them.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Danny and their little girl, Giselle.
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