Title: Maisy and the Missing Mice
Author: Elizabeth Woodrum
Genre: Children’s Mystery
Maisy Sawyer is not your average fourth grade student. She is a detective with a special skill for solving mysteries. She loves black and white mystery movies, cherry lollipops, and her dog, Reesie.
When a thief known as The Black Boot steals the school's mascots and her lollipops, Maisy sets out to solve the case. Can she help return the mice to their home in the science lab? Will she ever see her beloved lollipops again? Find out in the first book in The Maisy Files series.
This is a cute story that any child should enjoy. It stars out with Maisy on the case of the missing mascots. It quickly escalates as first her lollipops go missing. Then her friend's little brother gets something stolen and she assures him she is on the case. Are all three connected? Will Maisy solve the cases and get her beloved lollipops back?
I must admit that I enjoyed reading this book, even though I am an adult. I loved how Maisy sees things in black and white and wears a fedora when she is on the case. I thought that was an unique touch and makes the story even more enjoyable. Maisy goes about solving the cases with logic and determination. She takes good notes on all the clues that she finds and they are all well organized.
I recommend this book to all ages. The characters and story are fun and understandable. The story flows smoothly and is easy to read.
The light from the street lamps made gray circles on the sidewalk and pavement all around her. Maisy rested against the building, adjusted her fedora hat, and pulled her last cherry lollipop from her pocket. Distracted by the sweet scent of her candy, she didn’t notice her dog’s low growls that should have warned her of the approach of someone on a bike who was rapidly coming toward her. Suddenly, she heard a low, gruff voice call her name. She looked up in time to see a paper being tossed into one of the circles of light on the ground. She pushed herself off of the building and made her way toward the lamp post. With unsteady fingers, Maisy reached down to pick up the note. She opened the crinkled paper and saw it was smudged with dirt from where it had rested on the sidewalk. It only took her a moment to read the note.
If you ever want to see your lollipops again, forget about the missing mice.
-The Black Boot
Her eyes narrowed into tiny slits. The Black Boot, as he had taken to calling himself, appeared to be nothing but a thief. Maisy didn’t know how, but she was going to take him down. Of course, she had to figure out who he was first. It was bad enough that he had stolen the school’s mascots, but now he had admitted to stealing her collection of cherry lollipops. And nobody got away with stealing Maisy’s cherry lollipops.
Elizabeth Woodrum is a full time elementary teacher in Ohio. She began writing as early as when she was in elementary school, but more recently began writing material for use in her classroom. From that writing, grew the desire to write books for the general population of children and adults alike. The Maisy Files, a children's series, is the first series that she has published. The series currently has one book, The Missing Mice. Elizabeth plans to add more books to the series, and would also like to publish books for adults in the future.
As a reader, Elizabeth prefers the fantasy genre, but she enjoys realistic fiction as well. Some of her favorite authors include JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, Suzanne Collins, and Nicholas Sparks.
Originally from Indiana, Elizabeth currently resides near Dayton, Ohio with her two pets: a cat named Butterscotch and a dog named Reese Cup.
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