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Book Description

In THE FIRST STITCH, the first of the Maggie Riley three-book series, neighbor and knitting instructor extraordinaire Mrs. Swanson imparts the magic of knitting to best friends Maggie Riley and Becky Rose, both age 11. Mrs. Swanson tells the girls, “As you prepare to knit the first stitch, close your eyes and make a wish. Wish for something good – either for yourself or for someone else. For just as the first stitch sets all the other stitches in progress, the first wish opens the door to all the other wishes that are deep in your heart.”
She also tells the girls, “Knitting will help you solve mysteries. That's because there's an answer hidden in every stitch.”
Little do they know that, as sole witnesses to a crime, the girls are in grave danger, and Maggie will be forced to take Mrs. Swanson's words at face value if she is to save herself and Becky.
Gripping suspense appropriate for young readers ages 7 to 107 -- and for anyone who loves knitting.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 157 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: PENELOPE STITCHWORTHY; 1 edition (6 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009MRSQI0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #358,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars not worth the read 27 April 2014
By lady
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The book ok bit stupid as the girl would not hide in a park car the car would have been locked a bit to far fetch Even foe a younger person to read
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5.0 out of 5 stars The First Stitch 6 Nov. 2012
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I purchased this book to pre-read before giving it to my ten year old granddaughter. I found it an excellent choice. It's a mystery genre concerning two young girls, their neighbors and solving a neighborhood mystery. The author interweaves "pearls" of wisdom throughout the pages - and I like the fact that it portrayed both the parents and elderly neighbors in a positive light. The pace of the plot moved along so as to keep it interesting and suspenseful. I loved the family characters introduced in the book. The roles of the parents and their characteristics and witty conversations and interactions with the main characters can be related to by any age group. The plot provides an element of suspense and a pleasant reading experience. While, I am not a knitter, I found that the author wove the story around the main characters learning to knit and promoted a healthy and creative way to express themselves. There are also links to recipes which would be fun for any age group. I will be looking forward to other books in the series. I recommend this book for young and old alike. Five stars for sure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even appeals To A Senior Citizen 24 Mar. 2013
By Judy Shippey - Published on
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This one may have been intended for teens and tweens, but i loved every moment of it! Turned out just right! Will be eagerly awaiting more adventures of these characters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun to read! 3 Feb. 2013
By Juliann King - Published on
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Although this book was written with a young reader in mind, this old reader enjoyed the book immensely. The girls are great at problem solving, fast thinking, and learning some great lessons in Life. I certainly knew that Maggie would get them out of the mess they were in, and she did. Great reading for any age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 10 Dec. 2012
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This was a really cute story and well written! My kids are grown, but I wouldn't hesitate to give the this to read. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids and big kids! 29 Oct. 2012
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I purchased this on a whim while exploring the 'craft for kids' section. I babysit two girls, 9 and 10. Both are very interested in artsy things, and neither are allowed to watch TV when they come home from school. We've been reading chapters from the book and doing the crafts on the website. The kids love the story, and they love doing the crafts that go along with the story. For the record, I'm 23 and I also enjoy the book and the crafts!!!
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