Trouble Is My Beeswax 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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Author Bio: Edgar-nominated author Bruce Hale ( is passionate about inspiring reluctant readers to read. He has written or illustrated more than 25 seriously funny books for children, including the popular Chet Gecko Mysteries series and the comics-novel hybrid, Underwhere, as well as picture books such as Snoring Beauty and Moki and the Magic Surfboard. An actor and a Fulbright Scholar in Storytelling, Bruce is in demand as a speaker, having presented at conferences, universities, and schools across North America. His acting resume includes regional commercials, theater, and an independent film, “The Ride”. Bruce's book The Malted Falcon was an Edgar Award Finalist. Murder, My Tweet won the Little D Award for Humor Writing. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.Illustrator Bio: Brandon Dorman ( received a BFA from Brigham Young University-Idaho and since then has created hundreds of illustrations for books and magazines. Some of his best-known works include the #1 New York Times best-selling picture book The Wizard; cover art for the Newbery Honor Book Savvy; the best-selling Fablehaven series; and the popular Goosebumps series. He is married and the father of three boys, including one named—appropriately enough--Max.
Published April 1, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 133 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife. Fiction

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Another Chet Gecko mystery by Bruce Hale unfolds in Trouble Is My Beeswax. A test-cheating ring is operating at Emerson Hicky Elementary, and Chet's pal Shirley Chameleon is being framed as the chi

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Chet sets out to save her honor by finding the true cheater.

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