Translated from the German bestseller, this is a funny and original mystery starring two unlikely boy detectives.Rico is an unusual boy. Sometimes he’s laughed at because he mixes things up in his head and he doesn’t know his left from his right. But Rico is brilliant at noticing the little things that nobody else does. Like a piece of pasta lying on the pavement. Or the strange goings-on in the apartment block where he lives. But it isn’t until his new friend, the gifted but anxious Oscar is kidnapped that Rico gets the chance to put all his special skills – and tenacity - to the test. The first of three curious crime-solving adventures, quirkily recorded by Rico in his journal.Translation by Chantal Wright.An outstanding and distinctive new voice, Andreas Steinhöfel is one of Germany’s most highly regarded authors and the winner of the prestigious German Youth Literature Prize 2009 (Children's Book category).Exciting, touching and funny mystery, exploring the friendship between two unusual boys who notice the things that others miss: the mildly autistic Rico and the brainy but anxiety-ridden, Oscar. (Chicken House website)
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Living with his mother in a Berlin apartment house, Rico, a young boy with ADHD, enjoys playing detective games but when his friend Oskar suddenly disappears, possibly taken by a serial kidnapper, Rico determines to use his skills to find his friend.