Trouble in Bugland: A Collection of Inspector Mantis Mysteries

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David R. Godine Publisher, Jan 1, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 190 pages
2 Reviews
1996 A collection of five detective stories with an all-insect cast of characters. Follow brilliant Inspector Mantis, his faithful sidekick Doctor Hopper, and a bevy of buggy bandits as they are memorably entangled in a web of diabolical cases.
  

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User Review  - Faith Fishcrazy - Goodreads

The writing is somewhat elementary, so I think it is geared to a elementary-school-age audience. The younger siblings will LOVE it. It is an easy read and it is a fun read. Read full review

Review: Trouble in Bugland: A Collection of Inspector Mantis Mysteries

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

Really fun the way bugs are characterized: the attorney (A. Stinkbug, esq), the very sleepy bedbug, Dr. Hopper. Fun stuff. That said, it's mostly in the fun of characters -- the stories aren't so much. Don't know how I missed it with my kids in the 80s, though. Read full review

Contents

THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED SCHOLAR
33
THE CASE OF THE CATERPILLARS HEAD
61
THE CASE OF THE HEADLESS MONSTER
99
THE CASE OF THE EMPERORS CROWN
123
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William Kotzwinkle was born in 1938 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Rider College and Pennsylvania State University.He worked as an editor and writer in the 1960s. William Kotzwinkle is an accomplished author who is best known for his book of the film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, but who has produced a range of work for both adults and children that often transgresses genre boundaries and the distinction between serious and popular fiction. Beginning as a children's writer with The Fireman, he then published novels for adults such as Hermes 3000, The Fan Man, and Queen of Swords, which began to establish him as an original and distinctive novelist. But it was Doctor Rat that made his reputation as a powerful fantasy writer with a sharp satirical edge. The novel focuses upon laboratory rats whose spokesman, the Doctor Rat of the title, eventually escapes from the vast laboratory where experiments on his fellow-creatures are taking place, and whose adventures are interwoven with shorter tales told by animals of different kinds who finally try to form a whole that will make humans more peaceful and benign. But they are all killed. William Kotzwinkle is a novelist and poet, who is known for his broad range of style and subject. He is a two-time recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, a National Book Critics Circle Award nominee. He lives with his wife, author Elizabeth Gundy, in Maine. He has won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel for Doctor Rat in 1977. He published The Million Dollar Bear in 1994.

Joe Sevello is n illustrator whose covers for crime novels have received much admiration. He is perhaps best known for the covers he did for Dennis McMillan publications.

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