Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple by Mary Pope Osborne

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Leon Leafwing's new girlfriend, the lovely Mimi, has disappeared! His ladybug pals inform him that it's a case for Spider Kane, the dashing detective who is cool, clever and well heeled (eight times over). Spider Kane is on the case, and soon he and Leon are plunged into a web of intrigue, mystery and mayhem. For all those Mary Pope Osborne fans ready for middle grade reading comes this Stepping Stone book, complete with a brand new cover!
 

About Mary Pope Osborne

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Mary Pope Osborne is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people, including the Magic Tree House series, American Tall Tales, Favorite Greek Myths, and One World, Many Religions, an Orbis Pictus Honor Book. She recently completed two terms as president of the Authors Guild, the leading writers' organization in the United States. She lives in New York City with her husband, Will, and their Norfolk Terrier, Bailey. They also have a cabin in Pennsylvania.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published March 10, 1992 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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A sequel to Spider Kane and the Mystery Under the May-Apple (1992), set in the same cottage garden.

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Meanwhile, Leon Leafwing, in love with Mimi and desperate to rescue her, enlists the aid of Spider Kane, the Sherlock Holmes of the bug world, who leads a perilous rescue mission to the Emperor's rotting palace deep in the Dark Swamp.

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This slender and ultimately unsatisfying mystery concerns the insect inhabitants of Cottage Garden, chief among them Leon Leafwing, an earnest bug whose infatuation with a beautiful and inexplicably vanished butterfly fuels the plot.

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