CANCELED -- N. Griffin, Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11

Since we're once again discovering what winter weather can do to the Boston area, we're canceling tonight's event and closing the store early, so everyone can get home safely.

The event has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 15, at 4:00.

Join us for the launch of local author N. Griffin's new middle-grade novel!

Who stole the hamster from Room 11? A once-happy class is set on edge in this humorous, highly relatable mystery perfect for middle-grade readers.

The day the hamster disappears from Smashie McPerter’s class begins like any other. Well, except for the fact that the teacher is out sick and Smashie’s class is stuck with Mr. Carper, the worst substitute in the world. And except for the mysterious business with the glue. And except for the fact that Smashie is wrestling with a terrible problem, which only partly stems from her extreme aversion to hamster feet. As the peaceable and productive days of Room 11 turn into paranoia-fueled chaos, as natural suspects produce natural alibis and motives remain unmotivated, Smashie and her best friend, Dontel, are forced to the limits of their parlor-room detecting to set things right.

N. Griffin is the author of The Whole Stupid Way We Are, for which she was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Flying Start Authors of 2013. She received her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives outside Boston.

Event date: 
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White Street
02140 Cambridge
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Smashie McPerter and the Mystery of Room 11 Cover Image
By N. Griffin, Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763661458
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 10th, 2015