The Legend of Diamond Lil

The Legend of Diamond Lil : A J.J. Tully Mystery

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The Legend of Diamond Lil, second book in the illustrated J.J. Tully mystery series, is perfect for elementary-school kids who love adventure and animals. New York Times bestselling author Doreen Cronin brings the same wonderful humor to the JJ. Tully whodunits that she did to her beloved picture book bestsellers like Diary of a Worm.

In this sequel to the chapter book The Trouble with Chickens, all search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully wants is to enjoy his retirement. But mama chick Moosh and chicks Dirt and Sugar are acting strange. A possum keeps finding its way into the chicken coop. And J.J. has questions about Diamond Lil, the fancy new dog next door. He'll have to track down the clues and sniff out the evidence to save the day.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0061779970
  • 9780061779978
  • 541,401

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The sequel to the national bestseller The Trouble with Chickens

After his last run-in with Vince the Funnel and the mystery of the missing chicks, J.J. the search-and-rescue dog is ready for some much-needed R & R. But just when he thinks he has everything under control, there's a new problem to worry about: Diamond Lil, a new show dog who's taken up residence next door. Suddenly Moosh and her chicks are spending an awful lot of time with their fancy friend, talking about weird things like feathers and good posture. And Lil's not the only new kid cramping J.J.'s style. There's a possum loose, and it's up to J.J. to keep everyone safe. But the questions are piling up. Is Lil all that she seems? And how does the possum keep finding her way to the chicken coop?
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Review Text

"Fans of Cronin's first J.J. Tully mystery, The Trouble with Chickens (2011), will welcome the return of retired search-and-rescue dog J.J. Tully, mother hen Moosh and her four chicks in this follow-up adventure .... Here's hoping J.J. and company find more to puzzle over pronto." Kirkus Reviews
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Praise for THE TROUBLE WITH CHICKENS: -The noirlike detective Tully and the funny chickens running around, well, like chickens make appealing characters, especially as drawn by Cornell, who knows how to get TV cartoon-style humor out of the action.---Booklist
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