"Unapologetically smart and refreshingly confident in her abilities, this super-sleuth extraordinaire is a joy to tag along with." - Booklist

"A fun series opener with a feisty protagonist who’ll keep readers on their toes." - Kirkus

"For Aven, having no arms hasn’t stopped her from living life to the absolute max!" - School Library Journal (starred review)

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DUSTI BOWLING grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, where, as her family will tell you, she always had her nose in a book. She released her first middle grade novel in 2017 and hasn't stopped writing since.


Dusti's books have won the Reading the West Award, the Sakura Medal, a Golden Kite Honor, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and have been nominated for a Cybil and over thirty state awards. Her books are Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selections and have been named best books of the year by the Chicago Public Library, Kirkus, Bank Street College of Education, A Mighty Girl, Shelf Awareness, and many more.


Dusti currently lives in New River, Arizona with her husband, three daughters, a dozen tarantulas, a gopher snake named Burrito, a king snake name Death Noodle, and a cockatiel named Gandalf the Grey.


"I am an entirely insignificant event in the life of this cactus."


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Sterling Children's Books - Blanca Oliviery


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - Katie Boni


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