"A joyful thing to behold. Set in Victorian England, this mystery gleefully overturns sexist norms and celebrates independent women of intellect, with Myrtle Hardcastle leading the charge."
—Booklist, starred review
We're so happy to be celebrating the release of Elly Swartz's SMART COOKIE! Congratulations, Elly, on another incredible book!
"Smart Cookie has all the right ingredients: humor, mystery, friendship, ghosts, and an extra helping of heart." – Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of 11 Birthdays and A Mango-Shaped Space
"Frankie is honest and ever hopeful as she narrates her own fast-paced tale of confusions, worries, and headlong lapses of judgment. She is fully accepting of her charmingly eccentric family and friends. All the pieces come together in the end with many surprises...Reader swill laugh and commiserate and root for Frankie all the way." -- Kirkus