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Logan Scott Files: A Spoiled Brat Is Missing

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A promising new chapter book series about a kid detective with the tools and know-how to get the job done.

Synopsis

A boy named Logan Scoot that has an incredible talent of finding anything. The secret department in the police called "The Finders", contact Logan and bring him on a case they need help with. A missing girl, whose father is a very important man needs to be found. So the "Finders recruit Logan into finding Penelope Krupp. But things aren't always what they seem, as Logan finds out. Will Logan find Penelope? Is Penelope even missing?

Logan Scott is a kid with the incredible talent to be able to find anything that's gone missing. When Logan is approached by the police department to help out on a case, Logan finds himself in the midst of a missing persons mystery that will affect the entire city! Using his wits, and an array of shiny new spy tools, Logan works to save the day in record time. The final twist is something Logan never expected. Can he wrap up the case and still be home for dinner?

Logan Scott's first adventure took me back to my childhood. I remember checking chapter book mysteries like this one out at my local library. This short adventure reminds me a bit of the Encyclopeia Brown mysteries, and has so much love worked into every page. Logan has a great family, and his hilarious and wonderful worldview adds humor to the tale. The final twist is something I never expected, either, and the story's charm and fun make me look forward to book two!

This book could use a bit of a 'spit and polish', but is a good, solid read. There are some typos, and it looks like the word processor tried its best to eat the manuscript whenever there was an illustration. Having worked on children's books with pictures, I know this is a common problem in publishing, even for major companies. That said, the heartfelt story successfully overcomes these issues.

The first story of Logan Scott and his incredible abilities is a nice, light read that left me happy, and reminded me of simpler days. A great story to read aloud, or enjoy alone for beginning readers ready for something a little longer, this charming beginning of a new series is perfect for young readers and families alike. Though it has a few bumps in the road, this lighthearted mystery is a promising start to a whole new world of adventure.

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Hello! I am Dakota Love, and I am an indie author, blogger, and book reviewer. I have published over forty indie titles, including "The Allies: Family and Friends", "The Guardian of Freedom", and "Coyote Stories: Legends of a Manitou." I love nothing better than to discover new stories.

Synopsis

A boy named Logan Scoot that has an incredible talent of finding anything. The secret department in the police called "The Finders", contact Logan and bring him on a case they need help with. A missing girl, whose father is a very important man needs to be found. So the "Finders recruit Logan into finding Penelope Krupp. But things aren't always what they seem, as Logan finds out. Will Logan find Penelope? Is Penelope even missing?

Have you ever met a person who had a special talent? I have, in a small town in the middle of the country. A boy named Logan Scott. But this was no ordinary boy. This boy had the uncanny skill of finding anything that got lost.


His dad's wallet--found it.


His sisters favorite bubble gum lip gloss--found it.


His mom's car keys--found them.


This talent of Logan's did not escape the attention of a special division of the town's police department called, "The Finders." These guys were called in on the special cases, where things or persons got lost and nobody could find them. They had heard about Logan and arranged a meeting with him, of course, without him knowing about it!


So it happened one sunny day, while Logan was outside practicing his signature move: Spin and drop into a backwards quadruple somersault, (you never know when you need to get away from someone real, quick), when he spotted something shiny in the backyard grass. It was a bright red key. When he held the key in his hand it got hot.


"Ouch," shouted Logan. "I'd better go get my gloves on."


He ran into his house and put on his favorite black and red superhero glo es and zoomed back outside to the key.


"Where did this key go to?" Logan thought aloud to himself. Now, being the finder that he was, he just had to find where it belonged . So he hopped on his bike and started his search. After many doors and no success, Logan was about to call it a day, when he noticed that the old toy store on main street had a new door.


"Someone must be opening it up again," Logan thought. "Well, it won't hurt to try," and with that he rode over to the door and put the key into the keyhole and guess what?


It fit!!


When he turned the key, the door popped open.


"Hellooooooooo," called Logan.


Nobody answered. Curiously, there was a smiley mat on the floor in the middle of the store, which was otherwise empty. Logan went over to the mat and stepped on it. Before he could yell, "Holy Cow," he was swept down a super slide and dumped onto a bean bag with a "plop."


Logan looked around and realized he was in some kind of secret lab!

About the author

Mom of two kids, that love to read! Now that they are all grown up, Danielle still loves to read kids books. Her part-time job is as a hairdresser and the other time is taking care of her seventy-five year old father, who has Alzheimer's. Originally from the East Coast, now lives in Minnesota. view profile

Published on September 16, 2020

7000 words

Genre: Children's Books

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