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  • Published: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890735
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $15.99

Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective




Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl!



The eagerly awaited new series from the author of the bestselling Nanny Piggins series.
When girl detective Friday Barnes solves a bank robbery she uses the reward money to send herself to the most exclusive boarding school in the country, Highcrest Academy.

On arrival, Friday is shocked to discover the respectable school is actually a hotbed of crime. She's soon investigating everything from disappearing homework to the Yeti running around the school swamp. That’s when she’s not dealing with her own problem – Ian Wainscott, the handsomest boy in school, who inexplicably hates Friday and loves nasty pranks.

Can Friday solve Highcrest Academy’s many strange mysteries, including the biggest mystery of all – what’s the point of high school?

  • Pub date: 7 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760890735
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $15.99

About the Author

R.A. Spratt

R.A. Spratt is the author of The Peski Kids, Friday Barnes and The Adventures of Nanny Piggins. In her previous life she was a television writer. Unlike the Peski kids, R.A. Spratt never fights with her brother, but only because he moved to Hong Kong to get away from her. R.A. lives in Bowral, NSW, where she has three chickens, two goldfish and a dog. She also has a husband and two daughters.

For more information, visit raspratt.com

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Praise for Friday Barnes 1: Girl Detective

“Proving that it's better to be smart than popular, Friday Barnes is a wonderful heroine for the modern child.”

Beth Bowerman, NetGalley

“Readers, particularly girls, of about 10 plus will greatly enjoy this fun read.”

Sue Warren, OZ-TLnet

“Spratt is a master at bringing characters to life, and knowing just what older primary and early high school kids want to read.”

Susan Stephenson, The Book Chook

“Spratt’s effortlessly funny narration will keep readers laughing from start to finish, and she gives Friday a wonderfully dry wit—one she isn’t even aware of herself—to accompany her exceptional deductive powers and knowledge.”

Publishers Weekly US, Publishers Weekly US


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