Intrigue in Istanbul – An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure / Book I

Sm Agnes front only w-2 stickers_edited-2I’m happy to announce Intrigue in Istanbul
has been awarded a 2016
Moombean Children’s Book Award and
the 2017 Midwest Book Award!

Everyone at the table is as surprised by Grandma’s little maneuver as I am, but I’m not looking at my relatives or even at Peggy, I’ve got my eyes glued on Grandma Agee. She’s reading Uncle Bob the riot act over at the dessert table…I’m concentrating hard on Grandma’s face, specifically her lips. But she’s turned ever so slightly away from me so I can only make out a bit of what she’s saying: “I told ya…” and “…button your lip” among the finger wagging and eye scowling she’s giving poor Uncle Bob.

With Grandma’s odd reaction and my dad being gone, unable to explain himself to me ever again, I feel an urgent need to find out what in the world he “got into” that Grandma Agee doesn’t want me to know about.

Book One of the Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure Series will make you laugh, set you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more – both the older and younger reader alike.

Agnes Kelly, a girl growing up in the 1960s, is not unlike twelve-year-old girls of the 21st century. She is inquisitive, observant and thoughtful. Middle school readers will relish Intrigue in Istanbul-An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure by Christine Keleny from start to finish. I know my middle school students will thoroughly enjoy Agnes’ exciting escapades and so will you.

                                                                                                Jill Peterson, teacher of 5th & 6th Grade Language Arts, Raymond, Wisconsin

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