I received this book free through Goodreads first reads.This childrens book is a lovely little story, I think it is a perfect book for a child who is just starting to read chapter books as it is not too long, the language is quite simple and easy to read, and the story is easy to follow I have now given it to my children to read, I think they will enjoy it. I was given this book to read as part of a Goodreads First Read givaway I loved the clean colours that had been chosen for the book cover and so did the young people I asked to read and comment on the book for me The story concerns Jess who is helping out at the summer fair There is a mystery surrounding raffle prizes that have gone missing and also missing is Poppy the cat Jess and her friends solve the mystery and save the day I think that this book would be very appealing to a 7 year old independant reader as the text is simple, clear and the paragraphs are kept to a manageable length I also think that the target audience will find the characters likeable and the story fun The setting of a summer fair is a happy one and most children will have fond memories of school fairs and so will us older readers My only concern, and this might be regional, is that no one I asked in the target age band knew what a fete was as we tend to refer to it as a Summer Fair however this is a minor point as the story is charming. The Summer Fete Mystery Is The Fourth Book In The Jess Mystery Series Jess And Her Friends Are Helping Out At The Oakhill Summer Fete, When They Find They Have A Mystery To Solve Poppy The Cat Has Disappeared Mrs Duster S Mischievous New Puppy Has Upset Poppy And No One Can Find Her Then During The Summer Fete Lots Of Things Go Missing, Including The Important Raffle Prizes Jess And Her Friends Just Have To Investigate Where Is Poppy Who Is The Mystery Thief Can They Find The Raffle Prizes
I am a teacher, a writer and an artist Over the last few years I have been writing stories for children and I have now published four children s books in The Jess Mystery Series in paperback and as e books The books can be found in the children s book section on and are mystery and adventure stories for children aged 7 years and older.
- The Summer Fete Mystery (The Jess Mystery Series, Book 4)
- Nina Levison
- 23 January 2019 Nina Levison