The Mystery of the Missing Iguana


Written by Ruchira Khanna
Illustrated by Novella Genelza
Perfect bound, 40 pages, full color
ISBN: 978-1-937675-12-7

  • Reading Level: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K
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Alex and his pet chimpanzee Angelo are the young detectives of their neighborhood. When a friend’s pet iguana goes missing, Alex and Angelo immediately take on the case, and the sneaky reptilian leads them on an exciting chase. How will Alex and Angelo use their sleuthing skills to solve this mystery?

About the Author

Ruchira Khanna

Ruchira Khanna, a biochemist turned writer, left her homeland of India to study in America, where she obtained her master’s degree in Biochemistry from SJSU and a degree in Technical Writing from UC Berkeley. Continue reading…

About the Illustrator

Novella Genelza

Novella Genelza is a writer, artist, graphic designer and poet from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a concentration in poetry from University of California Santa Cruz. During her time at UC Santa Cruz, she guided freshman writing students as a teacher’s assistant and worked for the school’s literary magazine, Chinquapin, helping with magazine layout, design and written contributions. She also did journalistic writing forBanana Slug News (BSN), the school’s own student-run television station. Continue reading