The Case of the Crooked Carnival

The Case of the Crooked Carnival

And Other Super-Scientific Cases

By Michele Torrey; Johansen Newman (Illustrator)

Sterling, Paperback, 9781402749650, 92pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

Science super-sleuths Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey are back this time in a never-before-published addition to the popular series They ve got an exciting collection of cases, too: "Are ghosts and ghouls keeping Edgar Glum awake? Have aliens invaded Mossy Swamp? What's the crooked game everyone's losing at the carnival? And why is the town bridge going bananas?" Kids will have fun following the clues and learning about such real scientific principles as amplification, ecosystems, magnetic fields, and more. Plus, budding Doyles and Fosseys will find actual experiments to try

About the Author
Michele Torrey is the author of several works of nautical fiction, including "To the Edge of the World, Voyage of Ice," and "Voyage of Plunder," the first two books in the Chronicles of Courage series. The author lives in Washington state. The author lives in South Bend, WA.

Praise For The Case of the Crooked Carnival


The Case of the Gasping Garbage:

 Move over Encyclopedia Brown, here come Doyle and Fossey, science detectives.”

Children's Literature


Kids will enjoy reading about these young scientists who sometimes outsmart adults.”

School Library Journal


Tongue firmly in cheek, Torrey bases the four problems and their solutions on basic, well-articulated scientific principles and techniques, reinforced by several related experiments or activities at the end to keep fans of this hardboiled series opener busy as they pine for the next installment.”Booklist


The Case of the Graveyard Ghost:

Nominated for a 2005 Rhode Island State Children’s Book Award


The main characters are believable and thoroughly engaging Early chapter-book readers will be enchanted”School Library Journal