Rico, Oskar und die Tieferschatten

Andreas Steinhöfel

Publisher: Carlsen

Children and Young Adults

Sometimes Rico acts a bit odd — his mom calls him a “proddity” — but he’s genius at noticing little things nobody else does. Like a string of spaghetti stuck to the sidewalk. Or the big buckteeth of that boy in the blue motorcycle helmet. Or the strange behavior of the neighbors in his apartment building.  Oscar is a true prodigy, with a high IQ and high anxieties to match. He’s the one who wears the blue helmet — to protect his precious brain! Oscar may have a lot of book smarts, but he needs Rico’s help to face his biggest fears. And when other kids mysteriously start going missing, it’s up to the two friends to use their noodles, keep track of the clues, and crack the case!

Funny, sweet, and just the right amount of scary, The Spaghetti Detectives shows how two opposite, seemingly mismatched kids can put their heads together and be better as a pair.

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    Year:  2015
    Publisher:  Editura Galaxia Copiilor
    Country:  Romania
    Language:  Romanian
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    Year:  2014
    Publisher:  Odiseja
    Country:  Serbia
    Language:  Serbian
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    Year:  2017
    Publisher:  Botart
    Translator:  Sokol Mici
    Country:  Albania
    Language:  Albanian
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    Year:  2019
    Publisher:  EMAS
    Translator:  Vasilka Vancheva
    Country:  Bulgaria
    Language:  Bulgarian