Download Epub Format º The Peacock Detectives PDF by ï Carly Nugent So many themes Cassie would be pleased I found some Depression, family break up, death, religious beliefs, adoption, socio economic disadvantage a ton However it didn t feel over crammed with them The story flowed along and these things happened Cassie didn t name them us such, but she observed, she watched and she thought about what was going on around her.
At times I found the writing a bit clunky and although I think that was deliberate to give it the feeling of having been written by a child, I did find it distracting at times.
In the end a lovely book and well worth it s inclusion on the Australian Children s Book Council 2019 shortlist for Younger Readers.
4,5 starsThis was a charming story that revolved around family and mental health, the writing was very easy going and enjoyable and I liked all the different characters It was just a lovely book that made me feel great inside.
The Last Time William Shakespeare And Virginia Went Missing Cassie Found Them Sitting On A Coiled Hose Behind The Fire Station, And Dad Called Her Cassie Andersen, Peacock Detective So This Time She Knows What To Do She Ll Look For Clues And Track Them Down But The Clues Lead Her In An Unexpected Direction And Cassie Finds Herself Investigating A Confusing Mystery About Her Family The Peacock Detectives Is A Warm And Engaging Story For Middle Grade Readers About Dealing With Change And Finding Out Who You Are This is a heart wrenching tale of Cassie, who is on the hunt for missing peacocks, and on her search, finds her family and town are crumbling around her I really enjoyed this tale, which I won thanks to the generosity of the publishers Text Publishing I found The Peacock Detectives to be a mix of The Curious Incident Of the Dog in the Night Time and Lemony Snicket but it worked Aimed at upper primary school children, it packs a punch with some serious themes family breakdown, mental health, bullying, death, among others But it was certainly a good read and enjoyable for all ages And it may help you write your own story in the process.
This is the story of a missing peaccock and peahen.
But, that is really a minor part of the story The author, the narrator, is well aware of how she wants to tell this story, of a year in her life, and though she tries to make it about the peacocks, it really is about friendship, and mean girls, and unhappy fathers, and her total inability to see what is going on before it happens.
So, even though the peacocks turned out to not be as important to the story, the people who do appear in the story, you do feel for Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
My feelings about this book strongly suffered by it not being the story I thought I was going into I was expecting a cute mystery what I got was an exploration of mental health, marriage breakdown, and depression from the eyes of an interesting narrator Not to mention the issues of adoption , coming of age, family secrets, runaways, and snakes It was all a little much for me, and not at all what I was expecting Others might enjoy it , but know that this book is in no way a mystery novel.
From the moment I heard about The Peacock Detectives, I knew that I wanted to read it The book is shrouded in family dynamics and relations, with a touch of mystery to it, too.
Cassie Anderson is an eleven year old girl, and also a writer She is also a Peacock Detective The first time her neighbour s peacocks went missing, she was the one to find them So when they went missing again, naturally, her neighbours sought out her help to find them again.
While doing Very Important Detective Work, Cassie also is writing a story for her Dad, who is also a writer, and he teaches English Literature at the high school portion of their local school.
Cassie s parents suddenly split up, with her mum moving out, and leaving Cassie and her sister, Diana, to stay with their dad, who has been going to The Clinic for his mental healt Thanks to Text Publishing for the copy of this book The book is aimed at upper primary school children but can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
It is a story of Cassie and her search for the missing peacocks It also includes real life family issues that she encounters in her life and that of her friends An enjoyable read.
Autumn by the river feels slippery, and almost but not quite cold It sometimes feels dark, too, because in autumn we put the clocks back, so when it s five o clock it s really six o clock, and there s less daylight It s the reverse of daylight savings It is daylight spendings The Peacock Detectives is the first novel by prize winning Australian author, Carly Nugent When William Shakespeare and Virginia go missing, Mr and Mrs Hudson engage the services of eleven going on twelve year old Cassie Andersen to find them William Shakespeare and Virginia are ornamental peacocks and Cassie has a reputation for being able to find lost things She notes down all her observations in her Notebook for Noticing, but the birds are proving difficult to track down Cassi A tender and heartfelt story Martine MurrayNugent gently explores issues of depression and brings the whole adventure satisfyingly around with a delightful peacock discoverySA WeekendHeartfelt and funny Carly Nugent s debut is a lively and generous story that acknowledges the powerful feelings of its readers, and the space they occupy in the world books Publishing