Daisy's Books

Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa

Daisy Tannenbaum, almost thirteen and precocious as ever, heads to a château in the Loire to help her Aunt Mill’s friend, former-spy Felix, catalog his art collection. When Daisy receives a copy of the Mona Lisa as a thank you gift from Felix, strange things happen. This Mona is not just any copy, it’s one of two perfect forgeries created to fool the Nazis during their hunt for the real Mona Lisa in WWII. Daisy’s best friend from the states, Lucia, a newly minted teen model, in Paris to audition for the spring runway shows, thinks Daisy’s Mona is the real one. Real or not, it’s worth a fortune, and when Felix suddenly dies, his family accuses Daisy of stealing it. Daisy must navigate a world of scheming, frequently criminal adults, not to mention traveling ghosts, ginormous pigs, testy lawyers, and obnoxious fashionistas, to keep her beloved Mona. Click 'Read More' to read more, Hah! 
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Daisy in Exile

Twelve-year old Daisy Tannenbaum, gets expelled from school for punching a bully and sent to live in Paris with her Aunt Millicent, who teaches math at The Embassy School. Daisy arrives to find her enigmatic Aunt Mill moonlighting as a cryptographer, working to decipher an antique code used by Louis XVI’s secret service during their covert operation to recover the infamous Queen’s Diamonds from Comtesse de la Motte. Faster than you can say Les Deux Magots, Daisy gets involved in a serpentine plot involving spies, forged documents, French history, secret codes, and priceless diamonds that takes her racing through the streets and even into the sewers of Paris to escape the criminals and solve the mystery all while trying to keep up with her math and French lessons. Click 'Read More' for Chapter 1 & 2. Enjoy! 
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Daisy and the Pirates

Eleven-year-old Daisy Tannenbaum, tomboy extraordinaire, doesn’t want to go back to school. So, when she ends up on an isolated island in the Indian Ocean after her family is accidentally kidnapped by Malay pirates, she’s totally psyched. For her, this is paradise. Her family, however, is utterly unprepared to cope with the primitive conditions on the island. Her parents are barely on speaking terms, her sister wants to crush Daisy’s skull with a rock, and a grad student Daisy’s dad may or may not have had a thing with ends up washed ashore with them. Nothing ruins paradise like having your stupid family around. But that doesn't stop Daisy from having the time of her life finding buried treasure, fighting off sharks, pirates, and scorpion attacks, and rescuing her family despite herself. Move over Swiss Family Robinson, Daisy Tannenbaum has swung into action in this first in a series of adventure stories that will be enjoyed by readers young and old. Click 'Read More' for Chapters 1 & 2. Have fun! 
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