Kathleen Schrenk
When musical instruments begin to vanish only weeks before the New Orleans French Quarter Festival, Detective Louise Bouchet of the NOPD turns to her favorite undercover agents—her nephew Wyatt Charbonnet and his pot-bellied pig Walter. Eleven-year-old Wyatt, Walter, and their friend Jeanette lead young readers to landmarks in the French Quarter as they gather clues to solve the case.
"Hoofnotes" provide historical and cultural information about New Orleans. A map of the French Quarter, map activities, discussion questions, and information on care of a pet pig are included.
About the Book
Kathleen Schrenk
Vernon Smith
Pelican Publishing Company
Release Date
Oct 1, 2019
Chapter Book
As a former elementary band director, I'm intrigued by a left-handed trombone. Looks like a fun read!
Brenna Miller
Great trailer! And a fantastic setting. I want to read this book.
Sonja E McGiboney
Oh my, what a great way to show history and get kids interest.
Susan Johnston Taylor
I love a musical-themed story! Congrats.
Barbara Nasser
A mystery set in New fun!
colleen kosinski
Sounds like a cool setting for a mystery.
katherine fenn thomas
This is a great premise for a story! Very unique and intriguing! Congrats!
Lisa M Hascall (Kanazawa)
Love the attention to details in the illustration, especially the typeface on the front!
Maureen Busarello
As a mother and retired teacher, I love a book that has a learning slant in a fun, easy-to-understand format. Looks great!
This looks like a fun way to present information about a location. Who wouldn’t want to cone along on a mystery trip to New Orleans!
Laura Ostrem
What a cool concept incorporating music, New Orleans sights and history, and a fun detective story!
Shannon Quinn-Schneck
Love the title and the concept of including historical info about NO. This would be a great book for children whose families are planning to travel to NO & the French Quarter. It could give kids a shot in the arm to learn more of the history there, along with the fun of a mystery.
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From the Author
I enjoy traveling with my family, young grandchildren included, and I buy them books about the places we visit. Before a trip to Italy, I found the Geronimo Stilton book about Venice. My grandson loved it! Since I am a native of New Orleans and happen to live next door to a pot-bellied pig, I was inspired to write this children's detective story set in the French Quarter as a way to introduce young visitors to my hometown. New Orleans has a lot to offer families. Read my blog about Family Friendly New Orleans on my website blog page.