Binding, Tim. Sylvie and the Songman. New York: David Fickling Books, 2008.
Sylvie is trying to solve a series of mysteries. Her father has disappeared. A man dressed like a hummingbird has tried to break into her house. Her dog can no longer bark. All of these things are connected in her father's experiments with music and his search for "the Note." As Sylvie pieces together this puzzle, she discovers help in unexpected places.
This book, like the book about the swallows, is rather fun and harmless. It is definitely more intense than the swallow book, though. This is a good beginning of summer vacation read.