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Arthur and the Mystery of the Egg Arthur and the Mystery of the Egg
Johanne Mercier

Publisher: Phoenix Yard Books
ISBN: 9781907912160
Published: 01/17/2013
Price: £4.99

I'm Arthur and I'm seven, and the other day, round the back of my grandparents' house, I found an egg. It was a completely white egg, just like the ones you get in the fridge. I was so happy, because it isn't every day you find an egg. But when I ran back to the house to show it to my family, they made the biggest fuss ever. My grandfather, my grandmother, my parents and even the people from the television were trying to make sense of it. We finally had the chance to get to the bottom of the greatest mystery of all time. Which came first, the chicken or the egg?Arthur is a seven-year-old boy who is brilliant at being a seven-year-old-boy. When Arthur visits his grandparents' house by the lake, more often than not, he becomes entangled in a new adventure, which he must solve with the help of his pet duck and useless dog - and hopefully without too much help from eccentric Cousin Eugene. These are witty stories full of understated humour and populated by quirky yet recognisable characters, and narrated by Arthur who has the rational worldview that comes exclusively from being seven-years-old.REVIEWS"Meet seven year old Arthur, the delightful hero of this new series. He often visits his grandparents' house and when he is there he has wonderful adventures, which he shares in these stories. Written from the viewpoint of a seven year old, they are perfect to capture a child's attention as they will so readily identify with Arthur" -- PARENTS IN TOUCH "Arthur is the most brilliantly created seven year old boy, full of a sense of adventure and curious too. Charmingly written and cleverly illustrated. Stories for boys and girls to enjoy with four more titles due" -- ARMADILLO MAGAZINE"These two stories {Arthur and the Mystery of the Egg and Arthur and the Earthworms} are ideal for reading aloud or as early 'read alone' books for the younger child of six to eight or thereabouts. A set of strong family relationships lies at the heart of witty tales with a twist that children will want to hear again. With more titles in the pipeline, this is a promising series with lively illustations by Clare Elsom and welcome information on the author, translator and illustrator at the back of each book" -- THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN"A great little series for newly independent readers. Short and simple, yet engaging and fun, this is a perfect series for children to try to attempt on their own. The illustrations help break the text and help set the humorous atmosphere. Arthur is a loveable and quirky character who will appeal to both boys and girls" -- LIBRARY MICE

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