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The Powder Puff Puzzle (The Polk Street Mysteries Book 4) by [Patricia Reilly Giff, Blanche Sims]

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“In uncommon sympathy with her audience, Giff gets right to the heart of grade-schoolers’ priorities.” —Publishers Weekly 

“Handling difficult subjects with sensitivity is Mrs. Giff’s specialty.” —The New York Times 

“Just the stuff for reluctant or newly independent readers.” —School Library Journal 

“Giff writes about the concerns of second and third graders with a sure hand.” —School Library Journal 

“An affectionate picture of lower elementary students making their way through the ups and downs of classroom life.” —Booklist

About the Author

Patricia Reilly Giff (b. 1935) grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of the popular Polk Street Mystery series, as well as several award-winning novels for middle-grade readers. After graduating from Marymount College, Giff taught reading for twenty years before writing her first novel. Many of her books are ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, including Lily’s Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods, for which Giff won Newbery Honors. Giff lives in Weston, Connecticut, with her husband.

Blanche Sims was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She has worked as an illustrator for young people’s art at Famous Artists School and later at Xerox in the art department. Then she became a children’s book illustrator. Among the many books she has illustrated is the Polk Street series. Sims lives in Sandy Hook, CT.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00552XCCG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Open Road Media Young Readers (June 28, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 28, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7662 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 80 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

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Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Newbery Honor books, Lily's Crossing and Pictures of Hollis Woods. She lives in Trumbull, Connecticut.

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