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Sleuth on Skates

A Sesame Seade Mystery #1

Clementine Beauvais, Sarah Horne (Illustrator)


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (8/1/2014)


Unfortunately for aspiring investigator Sesame Seade, becoming a supersleuth isn't easy when you're an eleven-year-old kid and there are no cases in sight. But then, just when she least expects it, a truly strange mystery presents itself in Sesame's quiet hometown of Cambridge, England: university student Jenna Jenkins vanishes without a trace. Aided by her two best friends, a strange duck, and of course her trusty roller skates, the sassy and brilliant Sesame has a good chance of cracking the case . . . as long as she can avoid her meddling mum and dad; her unpleasant teacher Mr. Halitosis; and, scariest of all, the perpetrators of a very serious crime!

Praise For Sleuth on Skates: A Sesame Seade Mystery #1

"Beauvais makes an uproarious U.S. debut with the story of 11-year-old Sophie “Sesame” Seade . . . Horne’s spot illustrations brim with energy (full of clips, combs, braids, and flyaway curls, Sesame’s hair has a life of its own) and can be as edgy as the narration. A bitingly funny kickoff to the Sesame Seade series."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"The pace is rambunctious; the adults, Dahl-nasty. . . . A generous smattering of spot illustrations featuring bug-eyed characters and grotesqueries of various sorts support the jittery, high-octane humor."—The Horn Book
"Part Junie B. Jones, part Georgia Nicholson, Sesame is a fun, sassy character. With humorous illustrations and plenty of white space, the book works for both those transitioning into chapter books and strong readers looking for a breezy story."—Booklist
"An appealing girl detective makes her debut in the first of a mystery series. . . . A likable and diverting British import."—Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823434534, 224pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2015

About the Author

Clémentine Beauvais is the lucky person who got the job of writing down the adventures of Sesame Seade. She's not much of a supersleuth and can't even skate, but she's very good at telling stories. Born in Paris, Clémentine now lives in Cambridge, England, where she does Serious Studies and knows Sesame's haunts well.

Sarah Horne is the illustrator of many children's books. She lives in London.