Benny Bensky and the Giant Pumpkin Heist
Publication Date: September 24, 2002
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Benny Bensky is a big black dog with a nose for trouble. His owner, Rosie, and her best friend, Fran, are growing a giant pumpkin for the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off – and it looks like first prize (a ride on the first float in the parade at the country fair) is within their reach. But soon Benny and the girls are involved in solving a nefarious crime: someone is stealing the pumpkins, and what’s worse – the detective trio are getting the blame. On top of all this, Rosie must get glasses.
Mary Borsky’s second book about Benny and his human friends will delight the many young mystery buffs who giggled through Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace.
Mary Borsky is originally from the Peace River country in northern Alberta. She has written two books for children and has published many short stories. She has also taught across Canada – from Vancouver to Frobisher Bay – as well as in Italy and Ethiopia. Mary Borsky lives with her family in Ottawa, where they often eat perogies after a long hike, and enjoy pumpkins immensely!
Linda Hendry grew up on a farm near Nokomis, Saskatchewan. She began illustrating at an early age (the underside of her parents’ kitchen table holds testimony to this fact.) Eventually, she moved on to more conventional materials, and filled stack upon stack of pink and yellow doodle pads with drawings of make-believe families and their life stories.
“The dialogue is witty, and the antics of Rosie, Fran and Benny, especially when they disguise themselves to go undercover, are fresh and delightful. In this, her companion novel to Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace, Mary Borsky has written a fun-loving tale that young readers will thoroughly enjoy.”
“Benny Bensky…is out to solve another wonderful mystery…Benny fans will be delighted with his return just in time to save the fall Pumpkin Festival from a certain disaster.”
“It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, Benny Bensky and the Giant Pumpkin Heist is a delightfully fun story…Highly recommended.”