The Malted Falcon by Bruce Hale
A Chet Gecko Mystery

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In these two wisecracking, sidesplitting mysteries from Chet Gecko's tattered casebook, the fourth-grade detective and his punning mockingbird partner, Natalie Attired, keep the peace at Emerson Hicky Elementary. In the first, the two sleuths blow the lid off a cheating ring in Mr. Ratnose's classroom, and in the second, they track down the winning ticket for the biggest, chocolatiest, most gut-busting dessert ever, the Malted Falcon. Danger has never been so delicious!

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BRUCE HALE is the author of Snoring Beauty, illustrated by Howard Fine, as well as the fifteen Chet Gecko mysteries. A popular speaker, teacher, and storyteller for children and adults, he lives in Santa Barbara,
Published October 1, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 136 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Being the gourmandizing gecko that he is, Chet takes an intense personal interest in the case—particularly after he’s kidnapped by hulking muskrat minions of a shadowy “Mr. Big.” Tucking in an occasional black-and-white drawing to mark the high (or low) points, Hale propels his tough-talking sham...

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Frog dame Dot Matrix hires Chet and Natalie to recover a valentine she regrets sending.

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