Benny Bensky is a big black dog with a nose for trouble. His owner, Rosie, and her best friend, Fran, are growing a giant pumpkin for the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off – and it looks like first prize (a ride on the first float in the parade at the country fair) is within their reach. But soon Benny and the girls are involved in solving a nefarious crime: someone is stealing the pumpkins, and what’s worse – the detective trio are getting the blame. On top of all this, Rosie must get glasses.
Mary Borsky’s second book about Benny and his human friends will delight the many young mystery buffs who giggled through Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace.
About Mary Borsky
Tundra author MARY BORSKY is from High Prairie, Alberta. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and went on to teach in Edmonton, Vancouver, and Frobisher Bay, as well as in Italy and Ethiopia. Borsky is the author of the first two books in the Benny Bensky series, Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace and Benny Bensky and the Giant Pumpkin Heist. Her fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her adult short story collections, Influence of the Moon and Cobalt Blue are critically acclaimed. In 2006, The New Quarterly magazine named Mary Borsky one of “the best-loved living Canadian writers.” Mary Borsky lives in Ottawa.
About Linda Hendry
Tundra’s LINDA HENDRY has illustrated and/or written over fifty children’s books, including the Benny Bensky series. In 1986, she was short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for her illustration of The Queen Who Stole the Sky. In 2001, her book Priscilla and Rosy, written by Sharon Jennings, received the Mr. Christie’s Silver Medal. Linda Hendry lives with her family near Rockwood, Ontario.
“The dialogue is witty, and the antics of Rosie, Fran and Benny, especially when they disguise themselves to go undercover, are fresh and delightful. In this, her companion novel to Benny Bensky and the Perogy Palace, Mary Borsky has written a fun-loving tale that young readers will thoroughly enjoy.”
“Benny Bensky…is out to solve another wonderful mystery…Benny fans will be delighted with his return just in time to save the fall Pumpkin Festival from a certain disaster.”
“It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, Benny Bensky and the Giant Pumpkin Heist is a delightfully fun story…Highly recommended.”