It Happened on a Train (Paperback)

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Description


For a great detective, the best part of retiring is coming out of retirement.

Retired private detective and current seventh grader Steve Brixton has a new job: He takes out the trash for five bucks a week. But it’s hard to leave the old game behind, and on a train trip down the California coast, Steve and his best chum, Dana, are pulled into a mystery involving a fleet of stolen automobiles, a vanishing girl, and a phantom train car. Oh, and there might just be some romance….

     This laugh-out-loud mystery is a witty, modern-day companion to the adventures of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew that brims with humor and intrigue.

About the Author


Mac Barnett is the author of the Brixton Brother series and several picture books, including Guess Again! and Chloe and the Lion (both illustrated by Adam Rex), and the New York Times bestseller Extra Yarn. He’s on the board of directors of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. Mac lives in Oakland, California.

Praise for It Happened on a Train…


"Barnett’s sly and often silly Hardy Boy parody chugs along with plenty of laughs and enough honest-to-gosh mystery to please any lover of boy detective fiction. Rex’s black-and-white pencils (which also parody the Hardy tales) are still a fine match for the goofiness. Mention of the next adventure at mystery’s close will make Brixton fans smile."--Kirkus Reviews

"An amusing addition to the Brixton Brothers series."—Booklist

Product Details ISBN-10: 1416978208
ISBN-13: 9781416978206
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 09/18/2012
Pages: 304
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 8
Maximum Age: 11
Minimum Grade Level: 3rd Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 6th Grade


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