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The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery (J. J. Tully Mysteries Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Doreen Cronin , Kevin Cornell
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Legend of Diamond Lil, second book in the illustrated J.J. Tully mystery series, is perfect for elementary-school kids who love adventure and animals. New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin brings the same wonderful humor to the JJ. Tully whodunits that she did to her beloved picture book bestsellers like Diary of a Worm.
In this sequel to the chapter book The Trouble with Chickens, all search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully wants is to enjoy his retirement. But mama chick Moosh and chicks Dirt and Sugar are acting strange. A possum keeps finding its way into the chicken coop. And J.J. has questions about Diamond Lil, the fancy new dog next door. He’ll have to track down the clues and sniff out the evidence to save the day.

Editorial Reviews


“Fans of Cronin’s first J.J. Tully mystery, The Trouble with Chickens (2011), will welcome the return of retired search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully, mother hen Moosh and her four chicks in this follow-up adventure .... Here’s hoping J.J. and company find more to puzzle over pronto.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Children who like a little bit of everything mixed into their reading, particularly mystery, adventure, and animals, will enjoy this book.” (School Library Journal)

Praise for THE TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS: “Cronin brings her droll humor to the chapter book set with great success. Fast-paced and funny, with interesting vocabulary and a well-constructed plot, this is terrific fare for readers.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

Praise for THE TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS: “The noirlike detective Tully and the funny chickens running around, well, like chickens make appealing characters, especially as drawn by Cornell, who knows how to get TV cartoon–style humor out of the action.” (Booklist)

From the Back Cover

After his last run-in with Vince the Funnel and the mystery of the missing chicks, J.J. the search-and-rescue dog is ready for some much-needed R & R. But just when he thinks he has everything under control, there’s a new problem to worry about: Diamond Lil, a shiny new dog who’s taken up residence next door. Suddenly Moosh and her chicks are spending an awful lot of time with their fancy friend, talking about weird things like fluffy feathers and good posture. And Lil’s not the only new kid cramping J.J.’s style. There’s a possum loose, and it’s up to J.J. to keep everyone safe. But the questions keep piling up. Is Lil all that she seems? And how does the possum keep finding her way to the chicken coop?

In this hilarious follow-up to The Trouble with Chickens, the clues, plot twists, and one-liners add up to an unputdownable read.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1714 KB
  • Print Length: 149 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061779970
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LC1ONE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,642 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love the arthur June 15, 2012
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Downloaded this book for my son he loves this authors books. He has trouble reading and I am trying to get books that he loves to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars JJ to the Rescue December 27, 2014
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This time the hero of the story, JJ the former rescue dog, rescues everyone! Another dog, the chicks in hot water, their mom, Moosh, Vince, possums, and himself. What a guy! Even though the real mystery takes a while to be resolved, he does finally see the light. Suspenseful, funny and very delightful. I love this series. Get them all from Children will love having you read them, will enjoy reading the series themselves and you will enjoy reading them yourself for the humor and the subtleties.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Buy! June 30, 2014
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I read aloud the first book in this series "The Trouble With Chickens" in my library classes last school year. The students will be excited to see this in the library. Arrived timely and in perfect condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for my 6 year old June 10, 2014
I read this book to my 6 year old. It's light, but not in a bad way - he enjoyed the pictures, and most of all, he asked a lot of questions about words he didn't know, and about the story that told me he was engaged and listening to me read it to him.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for 3rd grade boys and girls November 9, 2013
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Great book my son loved it and read it quickly a great follow up to first book. Encourages child to read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daughter's book September 28, 2013
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She is starting to read this book. Read "trouble with Chickens" and loved it. So bought this for her. She will like it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining story for young readers and adults August 26, 2013
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I got this for my nine-year-old niece to improve her reading skills. She loves this book and I do too. She read it to me and I found it funny and thoroughly enjoyable. I recommend it to kids and their parents.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! June 17, 2013
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Great read aloud for my second graders! It took off where the first book left off. Can't wait for the next one with J.J. Tully.
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