A brand new story from James Preller, creator of the Jigsaw Jones chapter book series, this never-before-published mystery is sure to intrigue and delight young minds in equal measure.
Someone’s been stealing from the lost and found. But the strangest part of this mystery is what they’ve been stealing. Not mittens, or books, or water bottles only hats! Just when Jigsaw comes up with a plan to catch this hat burglar in the act, the mystery thief strikes again right under his nose! Will this be the first case Jigsaw and Mila can’t solve?
Also on Spring 2019, we are reissuing four books from the original series: The Case of the Bear Scare, The Case of the Golden Key, The Case of the Haunter Scarecrow, and The Case of the Vanishing Painting.
Featuring friendship, school, family, and a diverse community, these early illustrated chapter books are now available for a new generation of young readers, with a fresh package and classic illustrations from R. W. Alley.
About the Author
James Preller is the author of many acclaimed books for children including Six Innings, Bystander, The Fall, and the Scary Tales series. Jigsaw Jones, his beloved early chapter book series, has been popular among beginning readers and is now back in print for a new generation. James Preller lives in Delmar, New York, with his family. He maintains a blog on writing and travels to classrooms around the country.
About the Illustrator
R. W. Alley is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Jigsaw Jones series. He lives with his family in Rhode Island.
Praise for Jigsaw Jones and the Case from Outer Space:
"Fans . . . can count on the series for likable characters and a bit of a challenge here and there. . . . With short sentences, bits of humor, and engaging illustrations, the latest early chapter book in Preller's long-running Jigsaw Jones Mystery series has plenty of appeal for young independent readers." - Booklist
"Those who enjoy Preller's works for younger readers will welcome the return of Jigsaw Jones. Highly recommended, especially for devotees of series such as David A. Adler's "Cam Jansen," Ron Roy's "A to Z Mysteries" and "Calendar Mysteries," and, of course, Marjorie Weinman Sharmat's "Nate the Great." - School Library Journal