Mina Mistry (sort of) investigates The case of the loathsome school lunches The case of the loathsome school lunches /

Angie Lake

Book - 2020

"Aren't school lunches a bit strange? Chicken nuggets? Again? On Pizza? Covered in chocolate? Nobody wants to live on lettuce and broccoli, but children are losing teeth over this! This needs investigating. This looks like a case for Mina Mistry."--

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Series
Lake, Angie. Mina Mistry (sort of) investigates ; 1.
Subjects
Genres
Humorous fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Published
Leicester, United Kingdom : Sweet Cherry Publishing Limited 2020.
Edition
2020 edition
Language
English
Physical Description
239 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN
9781782266280
1782266283
Main Author
Angie Lake (author)
Other Authors
Ellie O'Shea (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2–5—Lake's new mystery series for young readers is a sweet and simple addition to the genre. Mina Mistry is a girl who takes investigation extremely seriously. She collects and organizes information about the people in her life, creating personal files on each of them. When Mina's school has a healthy eating assembly speaker, Mina and her classmates start thinking more about what they choose to eat. At lunch, she notices that many of the options being served to students are unhealthy. This gets her and her friends thinking: Why would the school promote healthy eating, but serve unhealthy foods? Something's not right, and Mina wants to get to the bottom of it. Young readers will love the full-page, cartoon-style illustrations, which support the story content. The added plot details the pictures bring shine through. Excerpts of Mina's various files give the chapters a nice break, adding dimension to the characters and storyline. Readers will enjoy the change of pace. The book's fun, humorous tone will keep children giggling while maintaining investment in solving the caper. VERDICT A pleasant mystery for those just getting into longer chapter books, and a great choice for readers who enjoy Stephen Pastis's "Timmy Failure" series.—Elizabeth Pelayo, St. Charles East H.S., IL Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Aren’t school lunches a bit strange? Chicken nuggets? Again? On Pizza? Covered in chocolate? Nobody wants to live on lettuce and broccoli, but children are losing teeth over this! This needs investigating. Mina Mistry Investigates is a fun-filled detective series packed with comic-style illustrations and mystery solving throughout. Great for reluctant readers aged 7+ and fans of Dork Diaries. All titles are leveled for classroom use. Original. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Mina Mistry Investigates is a fun detective series packed with comic-style illustrations and mystery-solving throughout.Great for reluctant readers aged 7+ and fans of Dork Diaries.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Book 1 in the laugh-out-loud detective series - printed with fun coloured sprayed edges!Introducing schoolgirl detective, Mina Mistry... Being at school is boring when you’re going to be something cool like a Private Investigator. Until then, Mina’s going to practise for her future. By keeping notes on all her classmates, spying on suspicious teachers, noticing every little—Wait ... Aren’t school lunches a bit strange? Chicken nuggets? Again? On pizza? Covered in chocolate? Nobody wants to live on lettuce and broccoli, but children are losing teeth over this! This needs investigating. This looks like a case for Mina Mistry. About the Mina Mistry Investigates series:Introducing Mina Mistry, witty schoolgirl detective and soon-to-be Private Investigator.Mina Mistry Investigates is a fun detective series packed with comic-style illustrations and mystery-solving throughout.Great for reluctant readers aged 7+ and fans of the Planet Omar and Anisha, Accidental Detective series.