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Detective LaRue: Letters From the Investigation

Detective LaRue: Letters From the Investigation

Fall 2004 Fiction
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Mark Teague
ISBN: 0-439-45868-4
Hardcover Price: $15.95
Review:
Falsely accused in the disappearance of two cats, Ike LaRue (the dog) must take matters into his own hands to clear his name. He is a dog after all, and when the victims are cats, how can a dog expect justice? Raymond Chandler for 2nd and 3rd grade, told with rich language and humor. The story unfolds through newspaper reports and the letters Ike sends his master. A less ingenious canine would resort to barking, but Ike LaRue knows how to foil this feline caper with style and smarts.
Drego Little   ©2004 Parents' Choice
Drego Little is a graduate student in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program at the University of Washington in Seattle.


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