Sherlock Chick Mysteries from Readingware

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When Robert Quackenbush’s son, Piet, was very small, he was curious about everything. In fact, he liked to walk around with a magnifying glass so he wouldn’t miss anything. Remembering this helped Mr. Quackenbush to write and illustrate Sherlock Chick’s First Case, the initial book in his popular Sherlock Chick mysteries. Piet is now grown and the father of a young son, Aidan, who is a Sherlock Chick fan,

Mr. Quackenbush is the author/artist of over 200 books for young readers. He has received many honors for his work, including an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best children’s mystery. Visit his website at: www.rquackenbush.com.


This mystery is based on a game Robert Quackenbush’s son, Piet, played when he was very small. Piet had a cat named Putty, who loved to hide like the animals in the book. Then Piet had to go look for him. The Piet and Putty antics led Mr. Quackenbush to write and illustrate Sherlock Chick and the Peekaboo Mystery, the second book in his popular Sherlock Chick mysteries. Piet is now grown and father of a young son, Aidan, who is a Sherlock Chick fan.

Mr. Quackenbush is the author/artist of over 200 books for young readers. He has received many honors for his work, including an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best children’s mystery. Visit his website at: www.rquackenbush.com.


Robert Quackenbush sees how children are surprised and delighted by presents − the unexpected box. Then he heard that many farmers are looking for new things to raise. “What might they grow?” wondered Mr. Quackenbush. His question led him to write and illustrate Sherlock Chick and the Giant Egg Mystery, in which Sherlock Chick provides the answer. It is the third book in the popular Sherlock Chick mysteries.

Mr. Quackenbush is the author/artist of over 200 books for young readers. He has received many honors for his work, including an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best children’s mystery. Visit his website at: www.rquackenbush.com.

Putty Cat in this story was modeled after a mischievous cat named Putty that Robert Quackenbush’s son, Piet, had when he was very small. At night Putty climbed up on high shelves and sent things crashing down to wake everyone up. Finally, Putty learned to sleep at night and the Quackenbushes got their rest. This led Mr. Quackenbush to write and illustrate Sherlock Chick and the Case of the Night Noises, the fourth book in his popular Sherlock Chick mysteries.

Mr. Quackenbush is the author/artist of over 200 books for young readers. He has received many honors for his work, including an Edgar Allan Poe Special Award for best children’s mystery. Visit his website at: www.rquackenbush.com.