BOOK TOUR REVIEW: Maisy and the Missing Mice by Elizabeth Woodrum
Maisy and the Missing Mice
by Elizabeth Woodrum
The Maisy Files, Book One
Maisy Sawyer is not your average fourth grade student. She is a detective with a special skill for solving mysteries. She loves black and white mystery movies, cherry lollipops, and her dog, Reesie. When a thief known as The Black Boot steals the school’s mascots and her lollipops, Maisy sets out to solve the case. Can she help return the mice to their home in the science lab? Will she ever see her beloved lollipops again? Find out in the first book in The Maisy Files series.
MY THOUGHTS: 4 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
This is a quick and very sweet story about a fourth grade girl named Maisy who likes to solve mysteries. She’s very serious about it, and good at it too. Everyone knows that Maisy can help you out, and she expects to be paid in the form of cherry lollipops! So when the school mice go missing, Maisy is on the case and follows the clues to find out whodunit.
I thought this was a cute little story. It’s about 45 pages, which is a good length for elementary readers–and it has chapters, too. Maisy reminded me a bit of Harriet the Spy; she’s always got her notebook with her writing everything down. Just like Harriet, Maisy also has a vivid imagination. When she is solving a case, she imagines herself in an old black & white mystery film, and sees things in black and white. This was a nice touch.
Though the book moved quickly, I didn’t see the end coming and I appreciate that–I thought that by being an older reader I might guess who the mouse thief was way ahead of time! But that did not happen and that is very cool.
I think both boys and girls will like and relate to this story. I’d be happy to read more of Maisy’ files!
About the Author
Elizabeth Woodrum is a full time elementary teacher in Ohio. She began writing as early as when she was in elementary school, but more recently began writing material for use in her classroom. From that writing, grew the desire to write books for the general population of children and adults alike. The Maisy Files, a children’s series, is the first series that she has published. The series currently has one book, The Missing Mice. Elizabeth plans to add more books to the series, and would also like to publish books for adults in the future.
As a reader, Elizabeth prefers the fantasy genre, but she enjoys realistic fiction as well. Some of her favorite authors include JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks.
Originally from Indiana, Elizabeth currently resides near Dayton, Ohio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup.
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Maisy and the Missing Mice can be found on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audio book formats at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GHA4SUK.
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