The Looming Lamplight: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Bk 2

Ursula Dubosarsky, illustrated by Terry Denton
AUD $9.99
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Perplexing puzzles, mind-boggling mazes and cracking codes feature in this series of stories about a pair of guinea-pig detectives - Coco Carlomagno, the easily-startled Chief of Police, and his more sensible cousin, Alberta.

Coco Carlomagno, the well-respected (if somewhat easily startled) Chief of Police, has run into an unusually difficult problem. From his office high in the Obelisco, Buenos Aires' tallest building, he can see a light turn off and on. Could it be a message? How can he possibly decode it? In desperation he once again calls on his clever cousin Alberta to help him solve the puzzle of the looming lamplight.

Author bio:

Ursula Dubosarsky is regarded as one of the most talented writers in Australia today. Her work ranges from multi-award-winning novels for older readers like Abyssinia, Theodora's Gift, The Red Shoe and the 2012 CBCA shortlisted The Golden Day to her highly acclaimed and hilarious picture books with Andrew Joyner such as The Terrible Plop. Ursula has also collaborated with Tohby Riddle in their award-winning series that takes an entertaining journey through English language, The Word Spy and Return of the Word Spy.

Terry Denton has written and illustrated many popular books, including Gasp! (now an animated TV series), the Storymaze series and his books for younger children about Wombat and Fox. He is also a long-time collaborator with bestselling author Andy Griffiths and their books, including The Cat on the Mat Is Flat, The Bad Book the Just! series and 13- and 26-Storey Treehouse have won every children's choice award in the country.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781743312599
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: June 2013
Page Extent: 96
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 6 - 8
Subject: Children's fiction

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