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Leslie Margolis

Dear Reader:

GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: A MAGGIE BROOKLYN MYSTERY, is about a twelve-year-old girl who walks a few dogs after school and stumbles upon some mysteries along the way. I came up with the idea while walking my own scrappy mutt, Aunt Blanche, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Maggie Brooklyn is inspired by two of my favorite characters: Nancy Drew and Harriet the Spy.

Like traditional sleuths, Maggie cares about truth and justice. But she's got plenty of regular-kid dilemmas, too: a secret crush on a cute boy, a sometimes-annoying twin brother, and an ex-best friend who's still super-mean. Add some missing dogs to the mix, and let the adventure begin!

One of the best things about being a writer is hearing from readers, so if you do get a chance to read GIRL'S BEST FRIEND, definitely let me know what you think!

GIVEAWAYS AND TOUR: Want a sneak peak at GIRL'S BEST FRIEND? Email for your chance to get a signed copy! Plus, I'll be traveling this fall and hope to meet you; check back at my website for tour details.

Thanks so much,
Leslie Margolis

Girl's Best Friend / Leslie Margolis / Bloomsbury

Price: $14.99 / ISBN: 978-1599905259 / Published: October, 2010

Ages 8-12 / Middle Grade Fiction

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