Searching for Oliver K. Woodman

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Searching for Oliver K. Woodman

By Darcy Pattison; Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)

Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152051846, 56pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

Imogene Poplar, Private Eye, is on a hot case. Her friend Oliver K. Woodman is missing, and she's tracking him across the glorious US of A. A baseball game in Green River, a rodeo in Seattle, a razzmatazz jazz blow in Chicago--there are clues and adventures in every city. But Imogene, like Oliver, is made of wood, so she needs help getting around. Friendly folks of all sorts guide her from South Carolina clear out to Alaska
Where will Oliver's trail lead Imogene next? Read the letters. Follow the map. Then see if "you" can guess the elusive wooden man's next move.

About the Author
DARCY PATTISON, the author of picture books and novels for young readers, teaches writing at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

JOE CEPEDA is the award-winning illustrator of many popular books for children. He lives in Whittier, California.

Praise For Searching for Oliver K. Woodman

Praise for The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman:
[star] "Wonderful . . . All geography lessons should be this much fun."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
[star] "A mini-quest complete with adventure, danger, and suspense. Youngsters
will delight in the whimsy."--The Bulletin (starred review)
"Picture book-perfect."--The Horn Book