The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot

The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot

by Robert Arthur, Alfred Hitchcock


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ISBN-13: 9780394912431
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 09/12/1964
Series: The Three Investigators Ser.
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (The Three Investigators Mysteries #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
benfulton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lots of fun. I remember being blown away by this book as a kid, and I suspect the big reason was just the idea of - mild spoiler - leaving the map to your treasure encoded by training several parrots each to speak one of the clues. Brilliant. I find myself mildly surprised that Agatha Christie never thought of it.A couple of the coincidences are pretty far out there - this isn't deathless prose we're talking about - but kids should enjoy it.
Simnia More than 1 year ago
This was the book that initiated a fanatical interest in The Three Investigators series for me and my sister. When I was 10 years old my mother brought this book home for me one day, no doubt because she knew I liked parrots and this story was about a parrot. I absolutely loved the book. Soon we had to have every book of the series. Although many childhood books seem awful when reread in adulthood, that was not the case for me in this series: even now the books come across as clever, charming, action-packed, passably realistic, and describe a wonderfully unique, more innocent world and era where clever youth can outwit adults. The verbal humor is great, like Pete's complaint "As straightforward as two pretzels wrestling," as is the Southern California ambience, like "he dove into the thickest part of the fog, where he could just make out a clump of eucalyptus trees." These books are ideal for kids growing up in Southern California. Trivial complaint: I wish the author knew how to capitalize scientific names correctly, like in "Vitis vinifera," because that error is annoyingly frequent everywhere, including here.
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The clues are awesome!!! The discripsions are also good but it needs a little more adventure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would really recomend this book to others. The clues are great!