Flattery for the Misadventures of Daisy Tannenbaum Series by J.T. Allen


Praise for Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa:

“Echoes both The Da Vinci Code and a cozy French mystery…Rich with mystery and family secrets, this book has an unexpected premise that will keep readers engaged while they learn about both World War II history and French culture in the modern day.” —Mary R. Lanni, MLIS
“Filled with action-packed moments, insights and revelations, and powered by a girl determined to solve a mystery, Daisy and The Missing Mona Lisa is replete with atmospheric and emotional connection that makes for a story hard to put down. —D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Looking for a good read? Fans of the Daisy Tannenbaum misadventures will be thrilled to learn of the release of the latest novel Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa. If you’re not already familiar with this fun series (psssst. It’s not just for kids!)…tales of mystery and derring-do await!”    —Bonjour Paris

“For anyone who loves Paris, or wishes they could visit, reading Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa will bring the City of Light and its countryside to life. This third book in a series for young readers (and those young at heart) is a tale about thievery, friendship, and dealing with the death of a loved one. The gentle scenes of grief are teachable moments worth reading…and the French glossary at the end encourages readers to learn something of another language. Another reason to meet Daisy, and feel like you’re in Paris.” —Dinah Eng, Random Acts Columnist

“Daisy is clever and resourceful…she reminds me of Nancy Drew [and] a children’s version of a Dan Brown book, full of action and running and chasing and thefts and danger. What kid wouldn’t love a book like that?  Bargain Sleuth Reviews
“The author deftly paints pictures of France and captures its uniqueness as Daisy moves about Paris and other parts of the country…an entertaining mystery.” 
—Mark Buxton, YA Books Central
“An intriguing mystery series you can read even if you haven’t read the others. Enjoyable!” —Sophia Davis, @dazed_and_reviewedbooks
“A delightful, mysterious and adventure-filled middle-grade fiction novel.”  —Scarlet Reese, Editor, Artisan Book Reviews
“Daisy Tannenbaum reminds me of a modern-day Nancy Drew living in Paris. What makes this story such fun is not just Daisy's desire to seek the truth, but her loyal sidekicks that follow her into mischief. The French language sprinkled throughout the story serves to cement the setting, making the glossary of French words and phrases in the back of the book a welcome addition. This book is the third in a series, and I will be on the outlook for not only the previous adventures but the future ones as well.” —Tammy Burke, International Educator & English Teacher

“The story’s hero quickly captured my attention and had me rooting for her and her unyielding goodness, bravery, and moral center. I recommend Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa to middle grade to young YA readers who are looking for a grounded adventure story with likeable and interesting characters, a touch of danger and eeriness, and a unique European flavor.”   —Laura’s Books and Blogs, 4 stars

“Reading Daisy and the Missing Mona Lisa reminded me of my youth and reading a Nancy Drew book! I enjoyed accompanying Daisy on her newest adventure with friends by her side. A great read!”   —Pam at Moonlight Reader

And here's even more praise for my misadventures? Pretty amazing, right?!

Daisy is steadfast and intelligent, and her casual first-person narration quickly establishes a rapport with readers [who] should enjoy watching Daisy’s quick thinking in action.” —BookLife Reviews for Publishers Weekly


"Daisy Tannenbaum - You are my hero! Talk about female empowerment, this almost-teen has more spunk than any superhero I know and best of all, she kicks butt in the City of Light. Daisy in Exile is set in beautiful Paris so her action-packed story is littered with many of my favorite places plus some new ones. I really enjoyed the read and can heartily recommend it to anyone who enjoys the spirit of Paris told by someone who obviously knows the city well. Can't wait for Daisy's next adventure!" —Michelle Moggio author of The Paris Effect

“…fun and whimsical, the plot hits all the notes of teen action adventures…” —LiteraryTreats.com

“Daisy’s inner monologues are hilarious, her commentary spot-on (for a kid that age!) and the plot development was quick and easy to follow. J.T. Allen’s got all the right pieces in place for a long bright future with Daisy at his side.”  —IveReadThis.com


"J.T. Allen has created an unforgettable character any young girl would love to call her friend and given young readers an introduction to the City of Light they will never forget. Daisy's charm is that she tackles each extraordinary escapade with the same fearless good humor as she confronts the more typical challenges of childhood. Young readers will immediately identify with Daisy as they fall in love with her courage and ingenuity. Daisy's amazing adventures will keep children reading well past their bedtimes!" —Diana Falk, Norwin Public Library Director

"I love the main character, Daisy. She has so much...character!! Daisy in Exile is original, the plot exciting...the language fun and easy to read...I love the humor in the story too. All in all a great book for girls and their moms!"  —Miss Nathalie Paris, Mobile Librarian at Natta-Lingo and Primary Languages Teacher, UK


“...An adventurous filled romp through the streets of France…Though, this was my first introduction to Daisy , I’ve gotta say…she’s a pretty great gal. She stands up for the underdog, speaks her mind without being rude about it, and when she smells a rat, there’s no way you can keep her from uncovering the who, what, why, and how of it all. I say bravo to the author for creating such a fun character that readers would love to call friend while infusing the story with enough history to have them not only walk away entertained, but sneakily educated…” —InsatiableReaders.blogspot.com