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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

 
 
Author
Joanna Cannon.
Publisher Scribner  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9781501121906
Pages/Publication Date 353/2017
Daedalus Item Code 79574
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England, 1976: Mrs. Creasy has gone missing. The neighbors blame her disappearance on the heat wave, but ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly aren't convinced, and decide to take matters into their own hands. Spunky, spirited Grace and quiet, thoughtful Tilly go door to door in search of clues, but as their cul-de-sac starts to give up its secrets, the amateur detectives uncover more than they ever imagined. A complicated history of deception begins to emerge—it seems everyone on the avenue has something to hide—and as the lives of all the neighbors begin to unravel, the girls come to realize that the lies told to conceal what happened one fateful day about a decade ago are the same ones Mrs. Creasy was starting to peel back, just before she disappeared. In her debut novel, psychiatrist Joanna Cannon gives us quirky, utterly charming tale of a community in need of reconciliation and two girls learning what it means to belong.

"Cannon's intense specificity captures a world in amber, permitting intimate access to the pantries, gardens, and garages of Britain's past ... a microcosm rife with tiny extraordinaries.... Cannon is a mapmaker; her stories create an atlas.... As in George Perec's Life: A User's Manual, the secrets of each household come to light." —NYTBR

"Reminiscent of Scout Finch with shades of Flavia de Luce, 10-year-olds Grace and Tilly spend the sweltering summer of 1976 investigating two mysteries.... Quirky characters, playful language and humor offset the tension. The child detectives may have gotten themselves into more than they bargained for, but their adventure leads their street toward closer community and the novel to an upbeat conclusion."—Shelf Awareness

 
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