The Legend of Diamond Lil by Doreen Cronin
A J.J. Tully Mystery (J. J. Tully Mysteries)

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The Legend of Diamond Lil, second book in the illustrated J.J. Tully mystery series, is perfect for elementary-school kids who love adventure and animals. New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin brings the same wonderful humor to the JJ. Tully whodunits that she did to her beloved picture book bestsellers like Diary of a Worm.
In this sequel to the chapter book The Trouble with Chickens, all search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully wants is to enjoy his retirement. But mama chick Moosh and chicks Dirt and Sugar are acting strange. A possum keeps finding its way into the chicken coop. And J.J. has questions about Diamond Lil, the fancy new dog next door. He’ll have to track down the clues and sniff out the evidence to save the day.


About Doreen Cronin

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Doreen Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of favorite picture books such as Rescue Bunnies; the Diary of… series; and Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, a Caldecott Honor Book; in addition to The Trouble with Chickens. When she was growing up, Doreen's dogs were Archie and Trapper (after two of her favorite television characters). She lives in Brooklyn, NY. You can visit her online at
Published February 28, 2012 by Balzer + Bray. 149 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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City Book Review

Kevin Cornell’s quirky black and white illustrations are a perfect fit for the “film noir” tone, as J.

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But between the fact that a possum is determined to break into the henhouse, and the fact that the hen Moosh and the chicks are spending all their time with Lillian, a mysterious white dog next door, and acting quite strange, peace and quiet don't seem to be on the agenda.

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