Middle Grade

Logan Scott Files. The Wandering Wildflower

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A charming mystery to find a rare flower and save the festival while keeping super-spy gear top secret!

Synopsis

What does a lollipop that turns into a flying balloon, mini rockets and a shoelace that turns into a harness, all have in common? These are some of the tools Logan Scott uses to try and find an award winning orchid. As a recruit for a secret department of the police called, The Finders, he has only a few days to find this orchid before its ceremony. Who would take a flower? Logan learns that just when you think you’ve figured things out, life throws you a twist and will have you flying over a lake to fix things. Will he find the flower in time?

I was ecstatic to see a book 2 for the Logan Scott series! I thoroughly enjoyed book one, and book two is a wonderful continuation of this promising new kids' mystery series. Logan Scott, a kid who works with the police to find missing objects or people, gets a whole new case, as well as cool new spy gadgets to help him out. But this new case may be harder than it seems, as Logan struggles to locate the missing item in time for the festival while keeping his spy status on the down-low. Logan must use all his skills to succeed in this tricky case, and save the festival!

I really loved this story. Logan's adventures are always interesting. This mystery was a good light read, with just enough intrigue for its level. I also learned a few new things, like the stringent orchid law in Minnesota, which is always a plus. While the story could have benefitted from a proofreader to smooth out the rough formatting edges and polish the grammar, this story was endearing in every way. The illustrations are charming, and you can tell a lot of love went into each page. The formatting of the illustrations is a hundred times better than book one. I can see the author grow, in technical skills, storytelling, and confidence, as the series continues. While the ending was a little abrupt, the book left me feeling satisfied. I can't wait for Logan's next case!

The Wandering Wildflower is a perfect light read for anyone who loves a good, gentle mystery. This book is a perfect introduction to the mystery genre for young readers, and can be equally enjoyed together or as a solo reading experience. This book would be an excellent choice for a book club, with its perfect balance of interesting action without becoming too complicated. For all those who enjoy light mysteries, Logan Scott is a wonderful new addition to your collection. Logan's honest and straightforward worldview is certain to warm the hearts of readers everywhere.

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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

What does a lollipop that turns into a flying balloon, mini rockets and a shoelace that turns into a harness, all have in common? These are some of the tools Logan Scott uses to try and find an award winning orchid. As a recruit for a secret department of the police called, The Finders, he has only a few days to find this orchid before its ceremony. Who would take a flower? Logan learns that just when you think you’ve figured things out, life throws you a twist and will have you flying over a lake to fix things. Will he find the flower in time?



In a small town, somewhere in the Midwest, lived a boy named Logan Scott. He had an incredible talent for finding things. He was so good at this finding thing, that a secret department of the police, recruited him to help them with certain cases.  

On a normal summer day, Logan was usually out playing with his best friend, Stanley, and best cousin, Luke. However, every now and then his secret phone would vibrate, to let him know that he was needed at the secret lab.  

The secret lab was where Agent Moon and Agent Stumps met Logan for the very first time. It was hidden underneath a closed toy store, downtown. This was where Logan got to use cool spy tools, to help him find whatever was missing.  

Last time, his bike got modified with mini rockets. He really hoped that Dr. Rackett (the old scientist guy that invented Logan’s tools) would let him take the rockets again.  

As Logan was getting beat at pickle ball by Stanley the Manly, a nickname Stanley does not approve of, Logan’s pocket started to vibrate.  

Uh oh, thought Logan. It was the secret phone that nobody was supposed to know about (because that’s what secret means, duh!). How was Logan going to answer it without Stanley or Luke, who was sitting by keeping score, from noticing?  

Then, a thought came to Logan. He started hopping and wiggling around. 

“Hey guys, I gotta go to the bathroom, I’ll be right back. Luke can take my place!” He yelled as he ran to the park's restrooms.  

“Hello, um... Agent Stumps?” Logan asked warily, once he was safely in the bathroom. He had only used this phone one other time. He hoped it still only went to the agents and he didn’t just tell some stranger that there is an Agent Stumps out there.  

“No, Logan,” the voice on the other end said.  

Great, I blew it, thought Logan.




“It’s Agent Moon. We need you to come to the lab,” Agent Moon replied, sounding very no nonsense.  

“Oh, okay. Do you mean, like, right now or later today or tomorrow...”? 

Click  

Agent Moon was a man of little words. Logan had to make an excuse to leave the boys and bike over to the toy store.  

When Logan ran back to his buddies, he didn’t need to come up with an excuse after all, because Stanley and Luke were already packing up.  

“Hey guys, where are you going?” Huffed Logan, out of breath. 

“My mom called. She said I forgot to mow the lawn again,” Luke grumbled. 

“Yeah, I better go mow mine too before my mom calls me,” Stanley said with a smirk. Stanley and Luke lived across the street from one another. If Owen were asked to mow, there were pretty good odds that Stanley would be mowing too.

“Oh, okay, well...I’ll go check mine too,” Logan stammered, not believing how great this worked out.  

“Logan, you just mowed yours,” stated Luke, looking at his cousin curiously. “Well, yeah but now, um, I need to ... bag it! Yup, mom wants me to bag all the loose grass that I just cut,” Logan mumbled as he hopped on his bike. 

“Man, what did you do to get that chore?” Stanley yelled as Logan sped away, pretending not to hear him.  


About the author

Hi! I’m a mother of two children and a labradoodle. We live in Minnesota and love doing anything outdoors. When my kids were little their imagination was off the charts. So I came up with a story that would entertain them called Logan Scott Files. And yes my sons name is Logan Scott. view profile

Published on December 22, 2020

7000 words

Genre: Middle Grade

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