Mystery-solving best friends Charlie and Frog are back for more adventures in this sequel by acclaimed author Karen Kane -- now in paperback!
Charlie is the new kid at Castle School for the Deaf and one of the few students who is hearing. It's hard to keep up (and fit in) when you don't know American Sign Language. That's why Charlie missed the most important detail of all about the Legend of the Boney Hand. It's real! And when the Boney Hand goes missing, outsider Charlie is suspect number one.
Francine (aka Frog) Castle wants to be understood. Frog has been at Castle School for the Deaf her entire life. It's hard to break away (and stand out) when people don't take you seriously. That's why Frog desperately wants to solve a mystery and show the world who she really is: a detective. But when the Boney Hand goes missing, insider Frog is suspect number two.
Together, Charlie and Frog must uncover the facts about an old legend and solve their latest case before the trail goes cold. It will take the help of unexpected friends and a daring race against the clock to finally reveal the truth. Explore what it means to be seen in this thrilling Charlie & Frog mystery from Edgar Award-nominated author Karen Kane.
About the Author
Karen Kane has worked as an interpreter for the Deaf community for over twenty-five years. The people she met along the way inspired her writing with their strength, warmth, and humor, especially those in the Deaf community. Karen graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she's not writing, you can find her in the person as a sign language interpreter at Gallaudet University or lost in the stacks of her local library.
Praise for Charlie & Frog: "Kane's debut, a light and engaging mystery, takes on added depth through its focus on the Deaf community." —Publishers Weekly
"The mystery here is entertaining, but what makes the book unique is its positive and thorough incorporation of deafness. Kane is a graduate of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and she seamlessly integrates American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf characters into the story, subtly reminding readers that these are capable, complete individuals. A worthy addition to mystery collections."—Booklist
"An enjoyable read that artfully mixes adventure, heart, and cultural competence."—Kirkus Reviews
"In addition to a fun-filled adventure, Kane's novel explores the difference between hearing and truly listening."—School Library Journal