The 13th clue

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Greenwillow Books, Oct 23, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A little girl's bad day takes a series of turns for the better as she stumbles on mysterious clue after clue, leading her in a mad dash from attic to porch to outdoors to a very happy solution.

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Review: The 13th Clue

User Review  - Lisa Schwartz - Goodreads

As a little girl writes in her diary about a very bad day, the lights in her attic come on, and she finds directions (a clue) to follow. Each page after that has more instructions for the girl to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeremy Allen - Goodreads

Great picturebook. Excellent uses for teaching sequence or inference and tie in with writing activity for diary entry. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Picture book author and illustrator Ann Jonas was born in Flushing, New York in 1932. She attended Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. After graduation, she worked in graphic design and married fellow Cooper Union graduate and graphic artist Donald Crews. When her husband's military service took them to Frankfurt, Germany in 1963, she worked for a German advertising agency. They moved back to New York and started a freelance design business where she continued to focus on graphic design and her husband focused on illustrating children's books. After being urged by her husband and his editor to try her hand at creating picture books, she wrote and illustrated When You Were a Baby in 1982. Her picture books often use odd, abstract images in order to stretch children's imaginations. Her book Round Trip was an ALA Notable Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. She and her husband currently share a studio in their up-state New York farmhouse overlooking the Hudson River and the Catskill Mountains.

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