Books · Homeschooling

Book Review ~ The Case of the Phantom Cat

My daughter wants to get in on the blog fun too, so she decided she would like to write book reviews for the chapter books she reads. The following review is her first and in her own words. Please join me in welcoming my first guest author, Miss Ruby J.


Title:  The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins – The Case of the Phantom Cat

Author:  Holly Webb

Genre:  Children’s Mystery


The Mysteries of Maisie Hitchins are about a girl named Maisie and her dog Eddie, who are detectives. In this book, The Case of the Phantom Cat, Maise’s friend Alice is sick and she needs to leave London to get some fresh air in the country. Alice invites Maisie to come with her and her grandmother. When they get there, they hear stories of the house being haunted and start seeing, hearing and smelling some suspicious things, including a phantom cat. Together, Maise, Eddie and Alice are on a mission to figure out what is really going on.


I really liked the suspense of the book and the illustrations. My favorite part was the end, but I don’t want to give it away. I would definitely recommend this to my friends. I think kids, both girls and boys, ages 6 to 10 would enjoy this book. If you like mystery, suspense and adventure, you will like this book. 

I give it four out of five stars!

I already have another from the series, The Case of the Vanishing Emerald, waiting to be read.

I hope you enjoyed my first book review, thank you for reading! Here is a picture of me and my dog Pearl reading the book.


🙂  Miss Ruby J

Mom’s Note:

The book is designated as appropriate for 2nd through 5th grade level readers. I felt it was perfect for the child who likes the idea of a chapter book, but can’t stand to stare at page after page without any illustrations. This series has a few cute sketches throughout the chapters to help break things up. It was a book that she looked forward to reading aloud each afternoon and she read it with confidence and enthusiasm. If you have child looking for a step above a first chapter book, but not quite ready for a novel, you should definitely check this series out.


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