Being the middle child isn't always easy, but eight-year-old Azaleah Lane handles it with style, charm, and spunk! Between home, her family's restaurant, and school, there are always problems and mysteries to be solved in Washington, D.C.
Azaleah can't wait for her field trip to the National Zoo! The outing gets even better when her teacher announces the chance to earn extra credit. But extra credit isn't easy when there's a mystery to be solved. Azaleah's younger sister can't find her favorite stuffed animal, and she's sure he's been stolen. With Mama at the restaurant and Daddy at work on a big case, it seems Azaleah is the only one available to track down the stolen stuffie. Can she get to the bottom of they mystery in time to earn her extra credit?
“… a fast-paced and fun read, and Azaleah is a
sympathetic, likable narrator… Young readers will be happy to make Azaleah’s
acquaintance.” – Kirkus Reviews
"Azaleah works well as an appealing character full of zeal and enthusiasm... A good choice for libraries that need more light, realistic mysteries for the early middle grade crowd." - School Library Journal