About the author (as seen in the book)
Joanne Cannon graduated from Leicester Medical school and worked as a hospital doctor, before specialising in psychiatry. She lives in the Peak District with her family and her dog. The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is her first novel.
Publication date: 26 December 2016
Publisher: The Borough Press
ISBN: Paperback 978-0-00-813217-0
Pages: 464 pages
Format reading: Paperback
Copy provided by: Borrowed
Blurb (as seen on the back cover)
Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands.
But as doors and mouths begin to open and the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find more than they could have imagined…
The cover for The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is very simple; the title is situated a bit below the top and above the bottom, with a goat placed in between them. The blueness of the backing makes the whiteness from the title and goat stand out. The author’s name is done in yellow. All these colours make me think of a summers sky; It’s eye-catching, intriguing, well that’s how it made me think any way!
Before I start I have to tell you I had mixed felling’s about this book; I not sure if it was a book for me if I’m honest, yet somehow when I read the blurb it kinda intrigued me. So in the hope that I was very much wrong in my thoughts I got stuck in, and shocked myself at how quickly I was turning the pages and really trundling through the book.
The story lasts the whole summer of 1976; when two little girls decide to become detective’s to find out why and where Mrs Creasy disappeared too. Questioning their neighbours as they gather information. They both what to keep The Avenue safe and call on God to see if he will help in there quest. The Avenue is where many secrets are held but will they surface? and will Grace and Tilly find out where Mrs Creasy disappeared too? Will The Avenue be kept safe?
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep; has a great plot which I felt really gave me need to read on, and find out more. Joanne Cannon has also in captures the children’s imagination and the way there little minds work; which will surly have you chuckling as it did me. I did enjoy this read however, I don’t think its one I will be re-reading, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be reading any more from Joanne because I do plan on reading her next book.
Marie’s Book Boutique gives
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanne Cannon
4 Sparkly Stars