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What happens when four creative, slightly brilliant, misfit girls team up against a gang of bullies?

That's right. Danger, chaos, and more adventure than any middle school girl should be faced with in a lifetime!

When Jane, Elle, Dakota and Sketti band together to face The Thickheads, they land themselves in the midst of a murder-mystery that none of them is prepared to deal with. And when The Thickheads get involved, lines are drawn and accusations are flung.

But when the two opposing groups join forces, they learn that together, they can mend fences and face the giants.

This laugh-out-loud, coming-of-age mystery is a must-hear for anyone who's ever felt like a misfit, anyone who's ever been bullied, or anyone who's ever felt like they were on the outside looking in.

©2016 Armonia Publishing (P)2017 Armonia Publishing

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  • Totali
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • MEDY L
  • 12 12 2017

For the middle schoolers

This is a fun read, that also touches on some tough issues. Middle-schoolers will enjoy the mystery the kids get tangled up in.

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  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jan M
  • 29 01 2018

Wonderful pre-teen listen

If you could sum up The Ragamuffin Sisters: The Mysterious Mr. Whistler in three words, what would they be?

Engaging, Unique, Endearing

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the imagery this book had. It was reminiscent to books I read as a child like Nancy Drew, The Outsiders, Encyclopedia Brown.

What does Michelle Babb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Michelle Babb is a fantastic narrator who has a wonderful ability to perform various characters with distinguishable voices that fit the characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I enjoyed it when the girls and the boys made up and worked together to solve the murder.

Any additional comments?

I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. This story is age appropriate for most all ages, but geared towards elementary school to pre-teen.

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  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anne Rightler
  • 21 03 2018

Fun Mystery for middle-schoolers

The Mysterious Mr. Whistler by Anita Higman and Hillary McMullen is an enjoyable story that reminded me of the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books of long ago--young teens getting mixed up in mysteries and lots of twists and turns to the plot that keeps a reader's interest. The authors touch on some very real and gritty subjects as they write about bullying, abuse, toxic waste, and murder. There is humor woven into the drama and suspense and the characters, misfit girls and bullying boys, are believable and entertaining. Michelle Babb does a great job with the narration of the story, giving voice to the characters and making an enjoyable listening experience. A delightfully good read. I received a complimentary copy of the book and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lomeraniel
  • 11 01 2018

Nice cozy mystery for pre-teens

The Ragamuffin sisters are four friends, outcasts, that are in an eternal war with a group of boys whom they call the Thick Heads. Among the pranks to each other, one of the town inhabitants dies at the ravine where there seems to be a toxic substance of unknown origin. This seems to be a case for the Ragamuffing sisters!

Despite the fact that this book seems to be written for pre-teens, I throughly enjoyed it. The four girls are richly described and each one has a distinctive personality. It was easy to connect to them, share their fears and be glad at their successes.

I really like cozy mysteries, but something that bothers me sometimes is the fact that they need to include romance. This is not the case, since the characters are much too young for that, and I have to say that I found it quite refreshing.

The mystery part takes some time to start, but I don’t think we can say the book starts slow, as the authors take the needed time to present each character and the group dynamics. The war between the girls and the boys was quite funny, even though the pranks were the typical ones seen in other books or movies.

My main reason to have listened to this book is that it is narrated by the wonderful Michelle Babb, and I am glad I did, since otherwise I would have missed a great story. Michelle has a unique talent to narrate books. When I’m listening to her I have the feeling that she is telling me a story, instead of reading it, and she brings the characters to life with different inflections and styles for each one. Her way of narrating traps you in such a way that any book narrated by her automatically becomes a “page turner”. Babb is my top 1 female narrator.

I hope we can enjoy future adventures with the Ragamuffin Sisters and the Thick Heads. This book left me wanting for more.

I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lori Thuenemann
  • 11 01 2018

Fun easy listening

Where does The Ragamuffin Sisters: The Mysterious Mr. Whistler rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This book is a fun and easy listening book! I like listening to books when doing chores that don't take a lot of thought, like dusting, vacuuming, laundry or weeding the landscaped areas around the house. It makes it seem like the chores go by faster! This is a book for a younger audience, but still fun for me!

What did you like best about this story?

The mischief of the kids and the mystery that they help solve!

Which character – as performed by Michelle Babb – was your favorite?

She did great with all the different kids!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have if time allowed.

Any additional comments?

It was fun to listen to and I would listen to more books from this author and narrator!

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ashley Hedden
  • 09 01 2018

Great Read

The Ragamuffin Sisters: The Mysterious Mr. Whistler by Anita Higman and Hillary McMullan was a great read. A group of four girls decide to team up against bullies. But find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Nickie
  • 28 12 2017

Entertaining Story And Performance...

I Enjoyed This Story... Although Its Considered A Short Story By My Terms Because It Only Lasted Alittle Over 3 Hours...It Was Quite Enjoyable... The Characters Made Quite A Plot And Story And Michelle Babb Is An Excellent Narrator... This Book Could Easily Become A Series By Making It Longer....

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Laura Collins
  • 22 12 2017

Great Book!

This is a great book with a wonderful story and well developed characters. The story flowed very well and was very enjoyable. This book will keep you reading long into the night and you will not want to put this book down until you finish. This was such a great read and full of surprises. The narrator did a wonderful job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end. If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.

  • Totali
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lisarami
  • 18 12 2017

A great kids book

This is a book that I wouldn’t mind volunteering to read to kids. It’s got a lot of mischief and mystery. Ms. Babb is one of my favorite narrators and she really brought this book to life for me. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

  • Totali
    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Jennifer Mulder
  • 15 12 2017

it was ok

There were parts in it that the idea was great, but was told in the best way in my opinion. Things were kind of just thrown out there, almost like little side notes, and yes, they were good to know, but it felt like it was a puzzle not quite put fully together. Where was the ending? it just felt incomplete. If this is a series to continue, i hope the author wraps up the next stories a bit better, leaving sooo much open ended lines out there is not my cup of tea.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Norma Miles
  • 11 01 2018

Whenever, whenever there are clouds in the sky...

Two groups of lonely, misfit children, four boys, four girls, each banded together against the other and who constantly try to find ways to damage the other team, are caught up in the mystery of who or what killed Mr.Whistler, the popular town bookseller found dead in the ravine?

Mostly told from the viewpoint of the individual four girls, the feelings of the boys are not overlooked.
The detection story itself is a simple mystery but acts as a perfect foil to see inside the minds and emotions of the young people, all of whom, though very different, come to rely upon each other to make life bearable.
Narrator, Michelle Babb, does an excellent job recounting the story with good intonation and pace as well as voicing the individual characters.

At the conclusion is a short 'Who are you most like?' quiz which this reader found unnecessary but might well appeal to younger girls.
A good 'Secret Seven' type story which helps children to understand differences in others and invite an empathy with others, to look beyond the face value attitudes.
Also, though simple, quite enjoyable for adults.

  • Totali
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Layla
  • 22 12 2017

OK

Any additional comments?

This is more for younger kids. This is something that they might actually like especially boys.
The narrator did a great job of voicing the characters.
I would recommend this book to a younger audiance but adults might like it as well, it is just not for me.