The Mystery of King Karfu by Doug Cushman
(Casebook of Seymour Sleuth)

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Meet the world's greatest detective, Seymour Sleuth. Follow along in his fascinating casebook as he travels to Egypt to investigate the case of the missing Stone Chicken. If he can find the Chicken, he may be able to find the Lost Treasure of the ancient pharoah, King Karfu. Readers uncover clues, interview the suspects, and even decode the secret code right alongside this daring detective to discover the tasy treasure. Full color.
 

About Doug Cushman

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Doug Cushman was born in Springfield, Ohio and 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 October 1, 1996 by HarperCollins Publishers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Cushman (Aunt Eater Loves a Mystery) once again opens his casebook and leads readers through a mysterious adventure in this perky picture book. The wombat Seymour Sleuth sets sail for Egypt to help re

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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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Dressed like Sherlock Holmes for a costume party, Aunt Eater has her hands full;

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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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The wombat Seymour Sleuth sets sail for Egypt to help recover the Stone Chicken of King Karfu, which was recently stolen from Seymour's pig friend, Professor Slagbottom.

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A wombat detective sets sail for Egypt to recover the valuable Stone Chicken. Cushman's tightly crafted whodunit brims with suspense, secret codes and plenty of puzzling fun, said PW. Ages 4-8. (M

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