Signed by Zelda
Signed by Zelda (Paula Wiseman Books)
Signed by Zelda
An aspiring handwriting analyst tracks down her missing neighbor in this caper from the author of The Problem with the Puddles.More than anything, eleven-year-old Lucy wants to be the world’s most famous handwriting expert. “You can learn a lot about a person through how they write their I’s,” she tells her friend, Pigeon—who just so happens to be a talking bird. When Lucy’s neighbor Zelda goes missing and the only clue is a cryptic handwritten note, Lucy is determined to crack the case using her graphology skills. With some help from Nicky, who lives upstairs, and plenty of advice from Pigeon (who just so happens to be very opinionated), can Lucy decipher the whereabouts of her apartment building’s missing resident?

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Young Lucy has moved to a new apartment. Signed by Zelda is about how Lucy's life becomes intertwined with her upstairs neighbor's as they try to find Nicky's missing grandmother, Zelda. The only thing they have in common is their bird friend, Pigeon. Lucy is struggling to be accepted and taken seriously as a handwriting analyst. Nicky is trying to be accepted at home. He wants to have a good relationship with his insensitive father. When Nicky goes on a routine visit to Zelda's, she is not there! The only clue is a handwritten note.

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