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His head is missing?" Michele asked. "Whose head?" When the answer turns out to be Blackbeard, fiercest pirate of the all. Four kids set off on a real adventure in North Carolina's real pirate haunt port town of Bath. While struggling to recover a special prop and save an outdoor drama, the kids learn about the Golden Age of Piracy up and down the American coast from Maine to Florida. They also learn a lot of history, solve a mystery, meet a legend and much more! They have a lot of Jolly Roger laughs! But do they find the treasure? Hmm, would they tell? Avast! This mystery's a treasure trove of fun!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Blackbeard's death History of Bath, NC Š Bath geography Š History of Ned Teach a.k.a. Blackbeard Š Amphitheaters Š History of the Bonner family and Bonner's Point Š History of the Palmer-Marsh House Š Information on St. Thomas Church Š Lustre Š Pontipool Š Mary Ormond, Blacackbeard's wife Š Legend of the Magic Horse Tracks Š SailorsŠ mirrors Š Erosion Š Bath Creek Š Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island, NC Š Plum Point, Bath Š Buzzard Inn, Š Bath Public Library Š St. Thomas Cemetery Š Van Der Veer House Š Magic Horse Tracks near Washington, NC.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 4
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74560
Lexile Measure: 780
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa fly the Mystery Girl to Hershey, Pennsylvania just in time for the 100th anniversary of the famous candy company. Their plans are to tour the chocolate-scented town (with the Hershey Kisses streetlights!) and eat chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. But when silver dollars go missing, the mystery family goes into action to save the day! Well, hopefully! Christina is excited about the research, Grant has a tummy ache (wonder why?) And, Mimi won't go near a scale! Join the fun-it's a real treat of a mystery!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Hershey, PA, the Sweetest Place on Earth Š Hotel Hershey Š Hershey Museum Š Hershey Community Archives Š Hershey's Chocolate World Š Milton Hershey - Orphanage - Philanthropy - Birth - Hardships and path to success - Kitty Hershey and the Milton Š Hershey School Š Hershey Museum - artifact collections Š Trolleys and San Francisco streetcars Š The town of Hershey with its chocolate smell, Kisses streetlights, and sweet street names Š Hershey factoryŠ Greenies Š Working conditions Š Job fairness for women and men Š Labor unions Š Longitude Department Š Hershey in the Great Depression Š Harrisburg, PA.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 115542
Lexile Measure: 670
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
One secret quilt, two magic johnnycakes, three wishes for good luck, tons of trouble and seconds to escape! When four real kids visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Philadelphia, they learn the history, geography, and secrets of the Underground Railroad as they race to find stolen quilts before the grand opening!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
The Underground Railroad - Definition - Origins ? Vocabulary (conductors, passengers, stations, etc.) Š Use of constellations Š Location of stations Š Details of how, why, and when conductors moved passengers Š Use of quilts and symbols Š Harriet Tubman Š Friendship Road Š Statistics Š Conditions along the journey north Š William Still, a conductor, escaped slave, author Š Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor Š Definition of abolitionists Š Beginnings of slavery Š Typical life of slaves Š Slave auctions Š Plantation life Š Emancipation Proclamation Š Quakers as abolitionists Š Resting trees Š USS Constellation Š History of the Liberty Bell Š Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor Š Definition of abolitionists Š Beginnings of slavery Š Typical life of slaves Š Slave auctions Š Plantation life Š Emancipation Proclamation Š Quakers as abolitionists Š Resting trees Š USS Constellation Š His Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74566
Lexile Measure: 770
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Papa is very patriotic, brags Grant. Mimi says he was a strong constitution, adds Christina. But the Constitution is in jeopardy! Is it lost? Stolen? Fake? Real? And how are they supposed to know! It's a spy vs. spy kind of mystery as Christina, Grant and their new red, white and blue (or are they spies too?!) friends follow the Constitution from its historic birth to its possible demise. We have to save it!? Grant insists. But how?? Christina worries. Time is running out, we're being chased, and ohmygoodness ...look at that!? Join them for some mysterious fun, a "Capital" tour, parade pandemonium and really, WILL THEY, CAN THEY SAVE THE CONSTITUTION?!!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! U.S. Constitution history and facts Š Founding Fathers and Patriots history Š The American Revolution history Š Bill of Rights facts Š Washington Monument history Š The White House history and facts Š Cherry Blossom Trees and Parade history Š Washington, D.C. Š Mobile, Alabama Š Capital Hilton Hotel Š National Archives Š Preservation Room, National Archives Š International Spy Museum Š The Tidal Basin

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111652
Lexile Measure: 700
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
A new shark species has been discovered off the South Carolina coast! Avery and Evan beg to "see real sharks!" - maybe even discover a megalodon (giant prehistoric shark!) tooth. But something's wrong at the shark reef and the mystery needs to be solved "BEFORE SOMEONE GETS HURT BAD!" "We gotta save the sharks!" Clues lead them on a wild adventure of fun, science, and high-tech gear."Take a bite of this mystery and you can't put it down!"

Children learn about the amazing prehistoric megalodon shark, as well as the role sharks play in nature, biodiversity, the food chain, and the need to protect and conserve wildlife. This title is aimed at boys and girls ages 7-14. Before they know it, the kids are mixed up in an adventurous mystery where clues require them to use their best science, technology, engineering and math skills to find the answers! Mystery books have always been a great higher-order, critical-thinking genre, and the "real Kid characters" in this series eagerly get into using high-demand Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills to solve each mystery!

Additionally, each book has a great STEM section in the back with extra information on the science, math, technology, and problem-solving skills that are in the story, plus an extensive glossary, animal facts, and more! Who knew learning could be so fun?!!

In this mystery, there are additional pages filled with science, technology, engineering and math you can use to learn about and solve problems such as:
1. Discover the Engineering Design Process
2. What is a polygon?
3. Shark sizes: Little, Big, and Mega-Big!
4. Learn about the difference between high tide or low tide?
5. Learn that not all shark teeth are alike
6. Discover sharks at risk
7. What is SONAR
8. Impression your friends with your shark facts

Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 163110
Lexile Measure: 690
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
A series of clues in Spanish lead four real kids down California's famous Old Mission Trail in search of a solution to a mystery of history and hilarity!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Definition of missions, and their functions in the past and present Š Mission architecture and design Š Missions and the California Gold Rush Š Why missions were founded, and the hardships involved Š IndiansŠ reactions to the missions, and the effects of the missions on the Indians Š Father Junipero Serra's work with the missions and his burial Š Important facts about each mission the group visits, including information on architecture, present-day status of the mission, the bells in each mission, circumstances surrounding the missionsŠ foundings, and other distinctive trivia Š foundings, and other distinctive trivia Š Secularization Š El Camino Real Š Ojo de Dios craft Š Mission La PurŠsima Š Concepci-n, Lompoc Š Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Š Mission Santa Solvang Š Mission Snaventura, San Buenaventura Š Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano Š Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, San Gabriel Š Mission San Fernando Rey de Espa-a, Mission Hills Š Mission San Antonio de Padua, Jolon Š Mission Nuestra Se-ora de la Soledad, Soledad Š Mission San Francisco de As's (or Mission Dolores), San Francisco.

This book was nominated for the prestigious 2004 Beatty Award! Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74565
Lexile Measure: 870
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
In 1981, Carole Marsh (a real writer) took four real kids on a visit to the famous Biltmore House in Ashville, NC. They went to learn about George W. Vanderbilt; the Victorian Era, O. Henry and more. There was only one little problem... First one kids disappeared. Then another! The, so did a priceless antique chess set! There was the creepy Halloween room, the very scary basement, the eerie attic, and all those gape-mouthed gargoyles. Oh yeah, and all that blood! And did I say that the kids got trapped in a mile-long heating system? Did I say ONE little problem? How about LOTS of BIG problems! Everyone loves Biltmore House! So much so, that there has been constant demand for a reprint of Carole's most popular book ever! Biltmore's more than one big, giant house; it's one big, giant history lesson!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
The game of chess ? George Washington Vanderbilt, who he was and his vision of a self-sufficient estate Š Information on the Biltmore rooms and grounds And Biltmore House history, the building of the house, and the luxuries therein Š Walled gardens and English gardens Š Thomas Wolfe Š O. Henry Š Carl Sandburg Š Secret doors at Biltmore House Š Definition of curator Š Sidney Lanier Š F. Scott Fitzgerald Š Biltmore Dairy Bar Š Grove Park Inn Š Thomas Wolfe House Š Connemara, Flat Rock, NC., Flat Rock, NC.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74562
Lexile Measure: 640
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
In 1981, Carole Marsh (a real writer) took four real kids on a visit to the famous Biltmore House in Ashville, NC. They went to learn about George W. Vanderbilt; the Victorian Era, O. Henry and more. There was only one little problem... First one kids disappeared. Then another! The, so did a priceless antique chess set! There was the creepy Halloween room, the very scary basement, the eerie attic, and all those gape-mouthed gargoyles. Oh yeah, and all that blood! And did I say that the kids got trapped in a mile-long heating system? Did I say ONE little problem? How about LOTS of BIG problems! Everyone loves Biltmore House! So much so, that there has been constant demand for a reprint of Carole's most popular book ever! Biltmore's more than one big, giant house; it's one big, giant history lesson!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
The game of chess ? George Washington Vanderbilt, who he was and his vision of a self-sufficient estate Š Information on the Biltmore rooms and grounds And Biltmore House history, the building of the house, and the luxuries therein Š Walled gardens and English gardens Š Thomas Wolfe Š O. Henry Š Carl Sandburg Š Secret doors at Biltmore House Š Definition of curator Š Sidney Lanier Š F. Scott Fitzgerald Š Biltmore Dairy Bar Š Grove Park Inn Š Thomas Wolfe House Š Connemara, Flat Rock, NC., Flat Rock, NC.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74562
Lexile Measure: 640
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Christina, who has a knack for stumbling upon (and solving) real-life mysteries, heads to Savannah, GA, where she and her Girl Scout friends are eager to join in the festivities for the National Camporee celebrating the Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary. Although they are staying with Mimi, Christina's mystery-writing grandmother, Christina reassures the girls that on this trip, there will be no funny business and no mysteries.

But as they begin exploring the historic city, they discover that someone is leaving creepy clues that lead them to River Street, a spooky cemetery, on a ghost tour, and even to Juliette Gordon Low's home. Soon, they find themselves in the middle of a real mystery that is going to need all the Scouting skills they have, as well as their friendship, to work out! With just a few days until the Camporee begins, the girls put their skills into action to solve a mystery filled with giggles, goose bumps and "s'more!"

This book also includes lots of EXTRA (Girl Scout!) STUFF to do:
´ Create a mystery-writing patch!
´ Read about Juliette Gordon Low and other famous scouts in history!
´ Learn the lingo with a glossary of Girl Scout terms!

Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 2-5
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 152388
Lexile Measure: 690
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: P
Developmental Assessment Level: 36
Four funny friends travel to Disney World for the vacation of a lifetime! They have a lot of fun, until... A pirate kidnaps one! Ghosts grab the second! A mouse house swallows the third one! And the fourth is left to find them all! Solving this magical mystery will take a little good luck and loads of creativity! Do you have it in you to "Think like Walt?" and help save the read kid characters before the fireworks?!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Walt Disney -Farm - Innovation and ingenuity - Hardships to success - Mickey Mouse during the depression - Disney Studios ? History of Disneyland and the 30,000 acres of land surrounding itŠ Slave Folklore and history of Brer Rabbit Š History of Liberty Bell - Declaration of Independence - George Washington - Liberty Tree Š Grover Cleveland Š Abraham Lincoln Š Jimmy Carter Š Bill Clinton Š Democrats/Republicans Š Cultural differences and similarities of the seven continents Š Disney World General information and history of the design and architecture Š Main Street, U.S.A Š Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Š Splash Mountain Š The Hall of Presidents Š The Haunted Mansion Š It's a Small World Ride Š The Mad Tea Party Ride Š Mickey's Toontown Fair Š ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter Š Cinderella's Castle.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74556
Lexile Measure: 730
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa travel to Jamestown, Virginia and learn that "founding" a new nation is no easy task! During Jamestown's Quadricentennial Celebration, there's plenty of history, mystery, legend, lore, lost bones, and more! Joe the archaeologist is accused of stealing priceless "Skeletal remains." Curious clues lead the kids on a whirlwind chase from Jamestown to Williamsburg to Yorktown. Christina and Grant meet Pocahontas and Captain John Smith! They get lost in the creepy woods! And, they acquire an adorable new pet who will be part of all the future books in the super Carole Marsh Mysteries! But in the meantime, Christina asks, "Who's bone IS this?!"

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Jamestown history Š Powhatan Indian Village Š Archaeologist Š First Colonies history Š Archaerium Š The Susan Constant, boat Š Hominy Š Yehakin, Indian house Š Williamsburg history Š Revolutionary War history Š The Founding Fathers.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 110075
Lexile Measure: 690
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa fly the Mystery Girl to Hershey, Pennsylvania just in time for the 100th anniversary of the famous candy company. Their plans are to tour the chocolate-scented town (with the Hershey Kisses streetlights!) and eat chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. But when silver dollars go missing, the mystery family goes into action to save the day! Well, hopefully! Christina is excited about the research, Grant has a tummy ache (wonder why?) And, Mimi won't go near a scale! Join the fun-it's a real treat of a mystery!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Hershey, PA, the Sweetest Place on Earth Š Hotel Hershey Š Hershey Museum Š Hershey Community Archives Š Hershey's Chocolate World Š Milton Hershey - Orphanage - Philanthropy - Birth - Hardships and path to success - Kitty Hershey and the Milton Š Hershey School Š Hershey Museum - artifact collections Š Trolleys and San Francisco streetcars Š The town of Hershey with its chocolate smell, Kisses streetlights, and sweet street names Š Hershey factoryŠ Greenies Š Working conditions Š Job fairness for women and men Š Labor unions Š Longitude Department Š Hershey in the Great Depression Š Harrisburg, PA.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 115542
Lexile Measure: 670
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
When Christina, Grant and their two friends join their mystery-writing Mimi (and Papa!) on a trip to the "Mile-High City"of Denver, Colorado, they soon find themselves:

Sleeping in a mysterious, haunted palace of a hotel!

? Deciphering mountains of clues to solve a mystery!

Š Reading tattered old books to help solve the clues!
Š Traveling through tricky tunnels to get to a scary ski slope!

Š Meeting an amazing woman who once sailed on the Titanic!

But can the kids have fun, stay warm and solve a mystery all at the same time? Strap on your skis and come along and see!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Denver winter weather Š Rocky Mountain history, facts, and folklore Š Mining history and folklore Š Old West Santa Fe style buildings and architecture Š America the Beautiful song lyrics and author bio Š Rocky Mountain Railroads and Old West transportation facts Š Anasazi Indian history, lifestyle, and facts Š Learning how to ski Š Brown Palace Hotel Š LoDo (Lower Downtown) Š Garden of the Gods Š Pikes Peak Š Cliff Place at Mesa Verde National Park Š Eisenhower Tunnel.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 79513
Lexile Measure: 760
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Thousands of miles from home, Grant Christina, Mimi, and Papa look out the window of their airplane at the winding-snake wall _ endless as far as they can see. When Grant finds a treasure map in the seat pocket, the mystery begins. The treasure hunt takes Grant, Christina and their Chinese pen pals on a wild ride in a rickshaw, to the land of the Forbidden City, and face-to-face with a dragon!

X marks the spot but where is X? As the kids try to solve the puzzle, they come to across fortune cookies with clues and warnings (yikes!), dragons with menacing messages, fantastic fireworks, and a –flowerpot” army! Can they beat the bad guy to the treasure?? The race is on!



This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and Developmental Reading Assessment.

LOOK whatÍs inside this mystery - people, places, history and more!

Places: The Forbidden City - Nine Dragon Screen - Hong Kong Express Restaurant. Places in Hong Kong: Hong Kong Airport - Victoria Peak - Kowloon - The Great Wall - TianÍan Men Square - Palace of Earthly Tranquility - Hall of Imperial Peace - Victoria Harbor - Tibet - Mt. Everest - Moscow, Russia - Macau - New Territories, Hong Kong

Educational Items: Chinese history - Chinese Food -Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) - Chinese dragons - History of the Forbidden City - History of the Terracotta Army - Funicular railway - Victoria Peak history - GovernorÍs Walk - Jade facts - The Escalator - Carriageway and Watch Tower on Great Wall of China - Air China - China as trade partner - Confucius - Chinese geography - Pandas - Fortune cookies - Bactrian camels - How Chinese is read - Pinyin (simple form of Chinese writing) - Dynasties - Chinese inventions - Chinese book printing - Book shipping process - Star ferry - Limestone

People: Bob ScottÍs trip across the Great Wall - Marco Polo

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111602
Lexile Measure: 710
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
ItÍs a loooooong plane flight from Georgia to South Africa for Grant, Christina, Papa, and the kidsÍ mystery-writing grandmother Mimi! TheyÍre going on a safari! Grant canÍt wait to see the ñBig Fiveî lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, rhinos, and leopards. But he and Christina end up seeing much more and find themselves embroiled in a hot, dusty, safari-style mystery! It all starts when a white lion goes missing. . . followed by mischievous monkeys. . . mysterious messages. . .a snapping snake. . .and ends up with Grant coming face-to-face with the most fearsome creature of them all! RRROOOAAARRR! Come along for a wild ride through the sunny, South African savanna.

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This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and Developmental Reading Assessment.

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!

Places: Kruger National Park - Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge - Sable Sleepover Hide - Sable Dam - Smithsonian Museum of Natural History - Spirit of Adventure Safari - Tunisia, North Africa

Educational Items: Kruger National Park Facts - Poachers - Mining - Predators and prey - Savannah - Watering holes - Snake Charming - Stampedes - Foods in South Africa; Chicken Schnitzel, Ostrich burger, mopani worms - South Africa Facts - 11 official languages - Gold Exports in Africa

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 129390
Lexile Measure: 680
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
One pouncing prairie dog! One ropeless rock climber! One angry chief! One close encounters! And hundreds of reasons to run! Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa travel to Wyoming's Devils Tower and climb into a "Powering" mystery involving Native Americans, dinosaur fossils, precocious prairie dogs, fascinating footprints, Unidentified Flying Objects, and... gulp... aliens???

LOOK what's inside this mystery - people, places, history and more!PLACES: Devils Tower, Wyoming: Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Thermopolis Š Devils Tower Š Prairie Dog Town Š Circle of Sacred Smoke Š Devils Tower Trading Post.

PEOPLE: Theodore Roosevelt Š Col. Richard Dodge Š George Hopkins, Daredevil Š Junkyu Mato, sculptor.

NATURE AND SCIENCE: Dinosaurs: Allosaurus Š Tyrannosaurus Rex Š Archaeoptryx Š trackway Š Fossils. Wyoming: Geography Š Weather Š Animal Life: deer, bears, Prairie dogs and bats Š Plant Life: Lichen Š Dinosaur fossils. UFO - Unidentified Flying Objects.

HISTORY AND CULTURE: Devils Tower: Other names: Mato Tipila - Bears lodge Š Facts: Height and geology Š History Š 1st National Monument Š Sacred site for over 20 Indian tribes Š The Lakota Tribe and The Sioux Nation: Teepee's Š Prayer cloths Š Indian Legend about Devils Tower - Bear Legend and Gold Legend.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 140438
Lexile Measure: 660
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
One quaint cottage! A mysterious map! One lukewarm log! And a productive print shop! Equals one historic adventure. Grant and Christina can't wait to visit Colonial Williamsburg with their mystery-writing grandmother Mimi and cowboy-pilot grandfather Papa. "It feels like you are whisked back in time when you go to Williamsburg!" says Mimi. And as soon as the kids arrive, they're whisked into a quirky colonial mystery involving a valuable-and missing-map! It's a gift for the Queen of England-but where is it? Join Grant and Christina as they tour some taverns, carouse in the Capitol, take a wild carriage ride, and even end up in 'gool'-all in the name of the Queen! It's a map mix-up you don't want to miss!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Royal Colony of Virginia in 1750 facts and geographical information Š Queen of England Š Tobacco farming in the 1700's - Importance to trade Š Upper HouseŠ including the Royal Governor and his council and Š lower house Š including the House of Burgesses Š Cartogrophy Š Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ŠThe Purloined Letter Š Colonial Williamsburg Š Christiana Campbell's Tavern Š Market Square Š Capitol Building Š General Court Š Duke of Gloucester Street Š The Kings Arms Tavern Š Chownings Tavern Š College of William and Mary Š The Gaol (Jail) Š Governor's Palace.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 129389
Lexile Measure: 740
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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