[Ebook] ➯ The Peacock Detectives ➮ Carly Nugent – Pocket-bikes.us

The Peacock DetectivesThe Last Time William Shakespeare And Virginia Went Missing Cassie Found Them Sitting On A Coiled Hose Behind The Fire Station, And Dad Called Her Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective So This Time She Knows What To Do She Ll Look For Clues And Track Them Down But The Clues Lead Her In An Unexpected Direction And Cassie Finds Herself Investigating A Confusing Mystery About Her Family The Peacock Detectives Is A Warm And Engaging Story For Middle Grade Readers About Dealing With Change And Finding Out Who You Are

[Ebook] ➯ The Peacock Detectives ➮ Carly Nugent – Pocket-bikes.us
  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Peacock Detectives
  • Carly Nugent
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 9781925603705

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ➯ The Peacock Detectives ➮ Carly Nugent – Pocket-bikes.us

  1. says:

    Four and a half stars.Cassie Anderson is eleven years old She lives with her mother, father and sister Diana who is fourteen One particular Saturday two things happen, the peacocks from across the road go missing and Cassie decided to write a story As she notices clues about William Shakespeare and Virginia, the missing peacocks, Cassie also notices many things about her own family She tries to make sense of what she finds out by writing everything down and ends up with a lot of questions about what is really going on in her family.This book was shortlisted for the Text Prize and it s not hard to see why Cassie s voice is articulate and engaging as she seeks to unravel the puzzles of her family and friends While telling her story Cassie also gives lots of hints for would be writers She is aided in her quest to find the peacocks and the truth about her family which seems to elude her, by her friend Jonas Jonas collects assorted, and at times unrelated, facts and shares them at various times He makes an interesting foil for Cassie Jonas also has his own questions about family he wants resolved The setting is a smallish town in rural Victoria which has a combined primary and high school From its colourful cover and its engaging voice, this book is a charming read Although it deals with fairly heavy issues regarding family and problems faced, it does so in a gentle way that makes it a good read for thoughtful readers in the 9 12 age group While it is a long time since I have been in that age range, I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and thought it was beautifully done and would definitely recommend it It would be a great book for teachers or parents to read along with their children as it could open lots of areas for discussion As well as being useful for that, it is a delightful, fun read that left me smiling.Thanks to Text Publishing for my copy of this great book to read and review.

  2. says:

    Autumn by the river feels slippery, and almost but not quite cold It sometimes feels dark, too, because in autumn we put the clocks back, so when it s five o clock it s really six o clock, and there s less daylight It s the reverse of daylight savings It is daylight spendings The Peacock Detectives is the first novel by prize winning Australian author, Carly Nugent When William Shakespeare and Virginia go missing, Mr and Mrs Hudson engage the services of eleven going on twelve year old Cassie Andersen to find them William Shakespeare and Virginia are ornamental peacocks and Cassie has a reputation for being able to find lost things She notes down all her observations in her Notebook for Noticing, but the birds are proving difficult to track down Cassie enlists the help of her best friend Jonas, but is distracted from her investigation by things that are happening at home Mum is forever busy cooking up strange dishes from her night course older sister, Diana has gone vegetarian and is into Buddhist meditation her Grandpa is mysteriously absent from church and tired all the time and Dad is behaving a little strangely and seems to be filling the cupboards with little boxes.Cassie thinks she and Jonas make a great team because she knows stories and he knows scientific facts, which he regularly shares Did you know vultures help prevent diseases from spreading and Did you know Greece is one of the biggest producers of sponges and Did you know if a shark stops swimming it will die Sharks are Jonas s favourite things.Through it all, Cassie is keeping detailed notes, because Cassie is a writer, and this is a story she intends to tell Dad is an English teacher, and encourages her to note events and dialogue, and to think about a theme But what she notes down, especially about her family, often leaves her with questions than answers.This is a book some quirky characters and some very ordinary ones a bit like life, really who deal with the everyday challenges that make up life Cassie is a truly likeable character with a genuinely good heart who manages to mature and gain some insight over the months it takes her to finally catch those elusive peacocks Cassie s eleven year old voice feels authentic at times, childishly na ve, at times, incredibly perceptive.Aimed at a reading age of 9 , this story covers themes of mental illness, adoption, marriage breakdown, terminal illness, bullying and friendship in a sensitive and age appropriate manner It is easy to see why this little book won the Readings Children s Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Text Prize The illustrations by Sophie Beer are a charming enhancement to this warm and heartfelt tale that need not be limited to children This unbiased review is from an uncorrected proof copy provided by NetGalley and Text Publishing.

  3. says:

    A tender and heartfelt story Martine Murray Nugent gently explores issues of depression and brings the whole adventure satisfyingly around with a delightful peacock discovery SA Weekend Heartfelt and funny Carly Nugent s debut is a lively and generous story that acknowledges the powerful feelings of its readers, and the space they occupy in the world Books Publishing

  4. says:

    This is a heart wrenching tale of Cassie, who is on the hunt for missing peacocks, and on her search, finds her family and town are crumbling around her I really enjoyed this tale, which I won thanks to the generosity of the publishers Text Publishing I found The Peacock Detectives to be a mix of The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night Time and Lemony Snicket but it worked Aimed at upper primary school children, it packs a punch with some serious themes family breakdown, mental health, bullying, death, among others But it was certainly a good read and enjoyable for all ages And it may help you write your own story in the process.

  5. says:

    4,5 starsThis was a charming story that revolved around family and mental health, the writing was very easy going and enjoyable and I liked all the different characters It was just a lovely book that made me feel great inside.

  6. says:

    My feelings about this book strongly suffered by it not being the story I thought I was going into I was expecting a cute mystery what I got was an exploration of mental health, marriage breakdown, and depression from the eyes of an interesting narrator Not to mention the issues of adoption , coming of age, family secrets, runaways, and snakes It was all a little much for me, and not at all what I was expecting Others might enjoy it , but know that this book is in no way a mystery novel.

  7. says:

    This is the story of a missing peaccock and peahen.But, that is really a minor part of the story The author, the narrator, is well aware of how she wants to tell this story, of a year in her life, and though she tries to make it about the peacocks, it really is about friendship, and mean girls, and unhappy fathers, and her total inability to see what is going on before it happens.So, even though the peacocks turned out to not be as important to the story, the people who do appear in the story, you do feel for Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

  8. says:

    From the moment I heard about The Peacock Detectives, I knew that I wanted to read it The book is shrouded in family dynamics and relations, with a touch of mystery to it, too.Cassie Anderson is an eleven year old girl, and also a writer She is also a Peacock Detective The first time her neighbour s peacocks went missing, she was the one to find them So when they went missing again, naturally, her neighbours sought out her help to find them again.While doing Very Important Detective Work, Cassie also is writing a story for her Dad, who is also a writer, and he teaches English Literature at the high school portion of their local school.Cassie s parents suddenly split up, with her mum moving out, and leaving Cassie and her sister, Diana, to stay with their dad, who has been going to The Clinic for his mental health, which doesn t get better, but only worse after her mum moves out.Her older sister, Diana, is fourteen going on fifteen, and is clearly dealing with somethings herself, too, and has turned to Buddhism to make sense of her life and to bring herself some peace.Cassie has a good friendship with a boy named Jonas, who knows a lot of facts, and who is also going through his own things The story on the whole was really lovely, I thought It was touching, and brought about important topics like parents moving out, mental health issues even though maybe Cassie didn t and doesn t exactly understand what that means view spoiler A part of me still can t reconcile a parent who would move out and willingly leave their children with the other parent, who is clearly going through some serious mental health issues, and who is spending all of their money on useless things instead of the basic necessities hide spoiler

  9. says:

    Thanks to Text Publishing for the copy of this book The book is aimed at upper primary school children but can be enjoyed by people of all ages.It is a story of Cassie and her search for the missing peacocks It also includes real life family issues that she encounters in her life and that of her friends An enjoyable read.

  10. says:

    So many themes Cassie would be pleased I found some Depression, family break up, death, religious beliefs, adoption, socio economic disadvantage a ton However it didn t feel over crammed with them The story flowed along and these things happened Cassie didn t name them us such, but she observed, she watched and she thought about what was going on around her.At times I found the writing a bit clunky and although I think that was deliberate to give it the feeling of having been written by a child, I did find it distracting at times.In the end a lovely book and well worth it s inclusion on the Australian Children s Book Council 2019 shortlist for Younger Readers.

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