The ABC Mystery by Doug Cushman

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A is the Art that was stolen at night. B is the Butler who sneaks out of sight. C is the Clue that's left in the room. D is Detective Inspector McGroom. This delightful book uses alphabet clues that allow children to solve the mystery, as they help McGroom catch the art thieves. Full color.

About Doug Cushman

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Doug Cushman was born in Springfield, Ohio, on May 4, 1953. He moved to Connecticut with his family when he was 15 years old. Cushman attended a private art school in Connecticut called the Paier School of Art. While in high school he created comic books, selling them to his classmates for a nickel a piece. He also drew a comic strip for the school newspaper. Since 1978 he has illustrated over 80 children's books, 14 of which he wrote himself. Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery is a Reading Rainbow book. Other awards include a notable trade book honor from the National Council of Teachers of English for King Karfu, a nomination for the 1998 Garden State Children's Book award for Aunt Eater's Mystery Christmas and the 1996 Rebuen Award for Magazine and Book Illustration sponsored by the National Cartoonists Society for King Karfu.
Published September 1, 1993 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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This ""cunning twist"" on the traditional alphabet book offers a ""full-fledged whodunit that is solved by the book's end,"" said PW.

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Readers sophisticated enough to appreciate the intricacies of the mystery are beyond learning their ABC's, while those new to letter identification may struggle with the abstract metaphors in the text: ``C is the Clue that's left in the room.'' To the probable delight of picture book fans, howeve...

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