Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery (Cynthia Bardes & Virginia Best)
The story of an adopted dog that started it all! Pansy is a chocolate brown toy poodle rescued from an animal shelter by a young girl named Avery. Pansy's new home is the Palace Hotel in Beverly Hills. The two best friends become alarmed when a series of jewel thefts takes place at the hotel. Who will solve the mystery of the missing jewels and save the hotel from ruin?
"Pansy at the Palace" is the perfect young children's book, great for reading aloud, and for beginning readers ages 3-7. The "Pansy the Poodle Mystery Series" celebrates curiosity, kindness, and friendship. It teaches children that no one is too small to make a difference in the lives of many!
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Grade level: Preschool - 2
- ISBN-10: 0615692532
- ISBN-13: 978-0615692531
- Dimensions: 9.25 x 0.25 x 12.25 inches
- Publisher: Octobre, LLC; 0 edition (November 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- Reading level: 3 - 7 years
About the Authors:
Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Beverly Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy.
Inspiration for this series was born out of random misfortune. One day, when crossing Wilshire Boulevard, Cynthia was struck by a car. Her injuries required surgery and a lengthy recuperation at the hotel. While bedridden, Cynthia's vivid imagination and Pansy's popularity with employees and guests of the hotel made for a perfect story.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cynthia is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, Cynthia, David, and Pansy, live in Vero Beach, Florida.