The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Compact Disc)

By Mac Barnett, Arte Johnson (Read by)

Listening Library, 9780307710406, 3pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2010



Steve Brixton always wanted to be a detective . . . until he found out he already was one.
It all starts here: the thrilling story of Steve Brixton's first case. Our hero has a national treasure to recover, a criminal mastermind to unmask, and a social studies report due Monday--all while on the run from cops, thugs, and secret-agent librarians.
Just another day for a kid detective.
-The boy detective novel is back with Mac Barnett's tongue-in-cheek homage to the Hardy Boys mysteries. Arte Johnson is spot-on as narrator. His serious, straightforward delivery adds just the right leavening to this funny and entertaining story.---AudioFile
-Arte Johnson gives Steve's predicament a matter-of-fact, almost sardonic tone, with methodical pacing and understatement that provides listeners with laugh-out-loud enjoyment of this wholly improbable story. Fans will also enjoy the other titles in this series.---School Library Journal

About the Author

Mac Barnett is the author of two picture books: Guess Again! and Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem. This is his first novel for young readers. He is on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and he founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers (seriously). Mac lives in California. You can visit his website at