Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa go to Charleston, South Carolina in search of missing (and dead!) Aunt Lulu and learn about Fort Sumter and the first shots fired in the Civil War as they solve a mystery of mayhem during a rare winter blizzard.
LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Š Ferry Ride to Fort Sumter Š Fort Sumter - first shot in America's Civil War (or the War Between the States) - In 1861, the Fort was a Federal Fort - April 15, 1861, The Battle at Fort Sumter - 34 hours of fighting Š Charleston known as the Most Haunted City in America Š Food: Charleston stone-ground cheese grits, hush puppies, oyster stew, steamed shrimp, key lime pie, iced tea with lemon and mint leaves Š King Street Š Museum of Charleston Š Children's Museum of Charleston Š Meeting Street Š Queen Street Š Old Slave Market Š Charleston Post and Courier Š Saks 5th Avenue Š U.S. Custom House Š The Old Citadel Building Hotel - The Dungeon Suite - Parade Grounds Š The Citadel Military College, Fort and Arsenal Š Cannons and cannonballs Š The Civil War - Medicine - Reasons for the Civil war - Slavery - States rights - Abolitionists - Confederate States of America - Confederate leaders demanded Fort Sumter's surrender - More than half a million soldiers killed - Brother vs. brother - Union Soldiers - Reconstruction - Emancipation Proclamation - Carpetbaggers and scalawags Š South Carolina - First state to succeed from the Union.
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: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135932 Lexile Measure: 750 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
About the author
Carole Marsh is the Founder and CEO of Gallopade International, an award-winning, woman-owned family business founded in 1979 that publishes books and other materials intended to guide, inspire and inform children of all ages. Marsh is best known for her children s mystery series called Real Kids! Real Places! America's National Mystery Book Series. Popular among children ages 7-14, this series follows four characters (Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant) along educational adventures to more than 48 locations across the U.S. Learning Magazine has awarded the series with the Teacher s Choice Award for the Family, and Midwest Book Review called her mysteries for children as true gems of education and entertainment for young readers.
During her 35 years as a children s author, Marsh has been honored with several recognitions including Georgia Author of the Year and Communicator of the Year. She has also received the iParenting Award for Greatest Products, the Excellence in Education award, and been honored for Best Family Books by Learning Magazine. She is also the author of Mary America, First Girl President of the United States, winner of the 2012 Teacher s Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine.
Over the years, Marsh has been the creative force for more than 15,000 supplemental educational materials that Gallopade currently publishes. Other popular series include all 11 Carole Marsh Mystery series (Real Kids! Real Places!. Around the World in 80 Mysteries, Wildlife Mysteries, My Life As A Third Gradeã, Pretty Darn Scary Mysteries, Awesome Mysteries, Fantasy Field Trips, Postcard Mysteries, Masters of Disasters, The Three Amigos, and Criss Cross Applesauce), The Students Civil War graphic novels for kids, State Stuff series which is available for all 50 States, American Milestones reproducible resource books, and many more!
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