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Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Vanishing Viking

Mike Nicholson
Mike Phillips


Also available as: eBook

Range: Young Kelpies Paperback 128 pages 50 b/w illustrations 197 x 158 mm ISBN: 9781782503651 Publication date: 22nd November 2018
Case File
The Case of the Vanishing Viking

A large Viking figure has disappeared from the museum. No one saw it go.

How was it sneaked out? And why steal a worthless model when there's real Viking treasure nearby?

Search for clues (before they disappear...)
Ask some questions (or axe some questions! Haha!)
Look for suspects (maybe it was Loki = Norse god of mischief!)

??? This case is sending us berserk!

On the Case:
Nabster, Kennedy and Laurie + Colin (the hamster!)


Praise for the Museum Mystery Squad series:

'Nicholson slips in fact boxes and a miniquiz as well as some red herrings to confuse matters. Phillips adds coded messages, screen shots, and diary pages to cartoon views of the squad in action... deduction and slick detective work save the day.'
-- Kirkus Reviews

'All of the books in this series are fast-moving, filled with interesting facts that should spur readers on to their own explorations, well-written, fun and wonderfully illustrated with black and white drawings by Mike Phillips.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

'... there is a clear desire to celebrate museums as spaces of imagination and learning. There is a very interesting interplay between text and image in the book, as the story is interposed by numerous illustrations, graphs and quizzes that visually make the book very visually stimulating.'
-- Armadillo

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Vanishing Viking


Mike Nicholson won the Kelpies Prize 2005 for new Scottish writing for children with his first novel for children, Catscape. He’s also the author of children’s novel Grimm and three Scottish picture books, Thistle Street, Thistle Sands and Thistle Games, which celebrate Scots words. He…

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Mike Phillips is the illustrator of many children’s books including the Horrible Histories: Gruesome Guides and the Horrible Geography series.

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