I’m always looking at ways to use books for cross-curricular activities, and I reckon Molly Mack, Private Detective would be perfect to start a conversation about entrepreneurship, something I’m passionate about. Our school has a very popular after school club to encourage entrepreneurship and I could see myself using Mollie’s files to demonstrate the importance of systems, her backpack to demonstrate the tools needed, her fee structure for pricing etc.
But I digress, I’m supposed to be reviewing the book. This was pitched as MG/ YA, but to me the plot, simple language, and large print was much more suited to a younger age group – I’d say 7-9. It’s 215 pages long, but a quick read – I’d guess about 35k words. And for that age range, it’s a great fun read – reminded me of the Secret Seven books (and my first ever book club with my friends).
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Mollie is excited!
She has been a private detective for six months, and FINALLY a BIG case has landed on her desk. If she solves it, it will make the papers and make her agency famous. She needs to give it her full attention; but she already has three cases she is working on. And when she gets an unexpected lead in her oldest case, she HAS to run with it.
About the author
Linda Dobinson was born in Croydon but grew up in Barbados – endless sunshine and never to far from the beach. She has worked in fashion, the motor industry, and been a PA.
In the 90s she picked up her pen and started writing poetry. Her work has appeared in poetry magazines, and for two successive years she had poems selected for the anthologies Southern England and South-West England. Her second collection Encounter reached the top of Amazon’s poetry charts. Since then she has started writing middle grade novels and has discovered that immersing herself in a plot is a great distraction from a pandemic.