A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery

Book - 2016
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Florian is learning his way around Washington D.C. using TOAST, the Theory of All Small Things. It's a technique he invented to solve mysteries such as where to sit on the on the first day of school. Along with his new friend Margaret, Florian uncovers a mystery that involves the National Gallery, the FBI, and a notorious crime syndicate known as EEL. Can Florian decipher the clues and finish his homework in time to help the FBI solve the case?
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2016.
Edition: First Aladdin hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781481436304
Branch Call Number: XMF PONTI, JAMES
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 22 cm


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Did you luv Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys growing up? Are your kids obsessed with solving mysteries? Then James Ponti’s new junior sleuth series may be for you or for the chapter book reading children in your life. In “Framed” (2016), readers meet two young friends, Florian and Margaret, who are not only trying to navigate the perilous waters of middle school but also trying to help the FBI solve baffling, international crimes using ‘T.O.A.S.T’, their theory of all small things. These super smart seventh graders use T.O.A.S.T. to identify the small details that adults often overlook and to develop leads that will help them catch the criminal culprits. The first two books in this captivating series, “Framed” (2016) and “Vanished” (2017) are currently in our collection and we will acquire the third book “Trapped” (2018) in this ongoing series when it’s released in late September 2018. (Submitted by Andrea)

JCLChrisK Jul 13, 2018

A good mystery with excellent characters, both lead and side ones. They are interesting, engaging, and just flawed enough. The relationships between them are good, too, kids with the adults and especially the friendship between the two 7th grade protagonists.

Florian Bates has a Sherlock-Holmes-level ability to notice small details that add up to big conclusions. This leads to his happenstance involvement in a theft at the art gallery where his parents work, which draws the attention of the FBI. He ends up using his genius to consult with the agency on the case, involving him in far more adventure than anyone had anticipated.

Aug 04, 2017

This was a great book and I didn't want to bring it back to the library. It was full of mystery and twisters and completely pulled me into the story. I was really satisfied with this book and I'm waiting for the sequel to be open.


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Aug 28, 2017

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