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Fiction Ages 7-9
Pages: 80
Themes: puppies, dogs, cruise ship, detective, mystery, caper, spies, secrets
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 06/10/2015
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All aboard! The Bernsteins are heading off on a cruise, and Aunt Sharon offers to take care of the family pets, Lox (the fish), Creamcheese (the cat) and Bagels, an energetic puppy with a talent for escaping. Trouble is, Bagels is up to his usual disappearing act. When he turns up unexpectedly on the cruise ship, Josh and his little sister, Becky, must keep Bagels hidden. But when an onboard mystery begins to unfold involving two potential spies and a mysterious woman with a secret envelope, Bagels just might be able to help crack the case!

Bagels on Board is the third book in the series about Bagels Bernstein, following Bagels Come Home and Bagels the Brave.

Resource Links - December 1, 2015
"The action is fast paced...This is a book to read for fun."
CM Magazine - September 18, 2015
"This third installment of Bagels continues the fun and fast-paced story of Bagels and the Bernstein family...Whamond continues his excellent illustrations that frequent each chapter. The plot moved along quickly, and readers will be curious to know how Bagels is discovered, kept secret, and helps out in stopping the bad guys...Yet another success for Joan Betty Stuchner."


CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens  | 2016 | Commended


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