Author(s): Kate Pankhurst
Mariella Mystery (That's me!) - totally amazing girl detective, aged 9 and a bit. Able to solve the most mysterious mysteries and perplexing problems, even before breakfast. Someone is trying to sabotage the Great Puddleford Bake-Off, 'Bake or Break'. It's up to Mariella and her Mystery Girls to work out who, to save the Victoria sponges and pavlovas and prevent the entire contest from turning into a veritable Cupcake Catastrophe and Kitchen Nightmare.
Meet Mariella Mystery - no mystery too mysterious, no problem too perplexing. Second title in this debut series perfect for 7+ girls and fans of Clarice Bean.
Mariella's case book is a fabulous little read for aspiring sleuths. Little bakers will enjoy the delicious details of the contestants' creations and the mystery saboteur will keep everyone guessing until the final pages. Smart, cute and fun, this new series could run and run. BOOKTRUST
Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire, Kate Pankhurst has worked as an illustrator. She works regularly in primary and secondary schools running sessions linked to illustration and writing and as part of Creatives, a company specialising in high quality arts experiences for children and young people. Kate has previously illustrated both picture books and fiction for a variety of publishers. Kate was the recipient of the MACMILLAN PRIZE FOR PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION in 2002. Kate lives and works in Leeds.