This series looks like something an adventurous child should relish, which is why I purchased it for my 7 year old granddaughter, who loves to read at night before she goes to sleep. I'm hoping these mysteries whet her appetite for adventure and excitement, and provide some good old fashioned entertainment. The Nancy Drew mysteries did that for me when I was a girl. There wasn't much of this sort of story around when I was a girl, many MANY moons ago. Somehow, I missed these, but may read them after their initial reader has finished with them. Perhaps her mother will, too.