A mysterious illness with very strange symptoms is spreading through
Runcible, throwing the townsfolk into a panic. Edie Amelia Sparks,
nine-year-old detective extraordinaire, sets out to investigate.
Together with her new best friend Cheesy Chompster and Mr Pants, her French bulldog, Edie begins the hunt for a cure. The adventurers encounter some rather unusual things along the way, including:
- a flan-eating dog
- people in colourful jumpsuits
- a dastardly theft
- a motorised pram
- some very distressed alpacas
- a solution that's right before their eyes
A fantastically imaginative story for 7+ year olds from the well-known actress turned author and columnist, Sophie Lee.
About The Author
Sophie Lee has written two detective stories for children, Edie Amelia And The Monkey Shoe Mystery and Edie Amelia and The Runcible River Fever, as well as Alice in La La Land, a novel for young adults. She has also acted in many stage, television and film productions, including the films Muriel's Wedding, The Castle and Holy Smoke. She lives in Sydney with her husband, three children, and two French bulldogs.
Jonathon Oxlade is a freelance theatre designer and illustrator. He also performs, designs sets and costumes, makes puppets and installation works.
In 2008 he was shortlisted for the Crichton Award for new illustrators for his picture book
The Empty City, written by David Megarrity.
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
For Grades: 2 - 4
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st May 2011
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1