By: James O’Loghlin
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Pan Macmillan
Published: 01 Apr 2015
ISBN: 9781743533024


Someone has to save the world and that someone is Daisy Malone.

It's Daisy's 12th birthday but she's got more earth-shattering things on her mind. Her mother is missing and she and her dog Ben (a highly intelligent, talking dog - his words!) have just found a mysterious blue glowing stone in the attic.

But two shady characters are also searching for the stone and, soon, Daisy and Ben are fleeing to Gloomy Gulch, the archaeological site where Daisy's mother has vanished on a dig. But what they find is not what they expect!

From the author of The Adventures of Sir Roderick the Not-Very Brave, another hilarious, rollicking adventure, introducing feisty Daisy Malone and her canine companion, Ben.


Daisy is a very curious girl. She also has a curious dog - who can talk.

Together they must solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance, why there are two strange men who are terrorising her neighbour, and why does everyone want the blue glowing stone? Not to mention it’s also her birthday!

This is a fast paced mystery that is also hilarious and will have your students laughing out loud.

Perfect for your Year 7 and 8 girls who enjoy humour and mystery in their books.

Reviewed by Michelle