As one of the “Field Trip Mysteries”, this short chapter book is perfect for new readers who like suspense. Gum Shoo, with the help of his sixth grade classmates, solves yet another mystery while on a field trip. This time, they discover that a painting in a museum is a copy and track down the thief before he succeeds in stealing the original.
Subtle humor and realistic illustrations will keep a beginning reader’s attention. Gum and his friends are likeable, upright and brave. They respect authority and each other. Young mystery lovers will no doubt get hooked on this new series.
Jennifer Minicus lives in Ridgewood, NJ. Her love for the formation of young people inspired her interest in children’s literature.