The Mystery of Biltmore House

Real Kids! Real Places!

Book 1
Gallopade International
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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
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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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Publisher
Gallopade International
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Published on
Jan 1, 2011
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780635080417
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / General
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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
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
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