Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375856617, 74pp.
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy
January is for Joker...
In thefirst book of the Calendar Mysteries an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives Green Lawnhas a problem When Bradley Pinto wakes up in the night to strange lights in his backyard, he wonders if there are aliens in town. When he sees three-toed tracks in the snow, he's sure of it.His twin, Brian, and friends Lucy andNate aren't so certain. But then Lucy's cousin Dink, the twins' brother Josh, and Nate's sister Ruth Rose all disappear. Are there "really "aliens in Green Lawn? And where could they be taking Dink, Josh, andRuth Rose?
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John Steven Gurney grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He studied illustration at Pratt Institute and spent summers drawing caricatures on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. Since 1984 he has illustrated board games, advertisements, magazine stories, and more than 70 books for children, including all of the titles in the Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series and the A to Z Mysteries series. He now lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. Dinosaur Train is the first book he has written and illustrated, and it was inspired by his son's love of dinosaurs and trains.