The Mystery on the Great Wall of China (Beijing, China)

Around The World

Book 5
Gallopade International
2
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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
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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 GradeÄ, 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, 2010
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780635068637
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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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It's a trip "Down Under" for Christina, 10, Grant, 7, and their mystery-writing grandmother Mimi! Lots of surprises and mysterious activities unfold as the group travels through the Outback, Queensland, and finally to the Great Barrier Reef. During a glass-bottom boat ride, they discover more than coral and fish under the water_scuba divers and flesh-tearing moray eel lurk beneath their boat! They shudder at the eerie screech of the Tasmanian devil and brave the awesome Australian Outback (and Aborigines!) at night. Watch and wonder as Grant ends up in the Camel Cup camel race_ will he make it to the finish line? Don't miss a moment of excitement in Christina and Grant's Australian adventure!

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 Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.

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

Places: Alice Springs - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru, or Ayers Rock - Kata Tjuta, or The Olgas - The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland - Sydney Opera House - Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia - Sails in the Desert Hotel in the Yulara Resort - Sydney Harbor Bridge

Educational Items: Australian vocabulary - Legend of the Loch Ness Monster - AustraliaÍs geography during the Jurassic Period - History of the Australian Aboriginal people - History of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - The Great Barrier Reef; Definition of a reef; How the Great Barrier Reef formed; Sea life in the Reef\Geography of the Reef - Equipment used in and description of experience of scuba diving - Differences between America and Australia (e.g. seasons are opposite) - AnimalsÍ use of camouflage - Aboriginal music and instruments - Use of camels in the Outback - Quick facts about Australia including its size, native plant life, geography, etc. - History of Sydney - Australian animal life

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111601
Lexile Measure: 740
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Mimi and Papa speed away to London, England in their little red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. Tagging along are grandchildren Christina, 10, and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's mystery book writer, has an appointment with the Queen! Papa is headed for the Rosetta Stone. The kids are supposed to go to the Tower of London and "behave themselves." But, uh-oh, Grant spots a big problem with Big Ben...and he and his sister, along with their two new best friends, George and Maggie, take a whirlwind tour from the top of the Eye, up the Thames River, down into a dungeon, and more -- in search of clues to solve The Mystery of Big Ben!

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 a Developmental Reading Assessment.

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: The Ritz Hotel - Big Ben (where Clue #1 is found) - Eye in the Sky Ferris wheel - The British Museum (where clue #2 is found) - HarrodÍs department store - Tower of London - St. PaulÍs Cathedral - CleopatraÍs Needle - Globe Theater - 221b Baker Street (fictional home of Sherlock Holmes) - Madame TussaudÍs Wax Museum - Buckingham Palace - Heathrow Airport - Paris, France - London Bridge - Tower Bridge - Piccadilly Circus - Times Square (New York), USA - London Underground - Thames River - Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA - Savannah, Georgia - Washington, D.C., USA

Educational Items: The plays and productions of William Shakespeare - Rosetta Stone - History of St. PaulÍs Cathedral - History of the Tower of London - History of the Globe Theater - Eros (mythology) - Big Ben - Elgin Marbles - London Bridge - Crown Jewels - Bubonic Plague - Statue of Liberty - Changing of the Guard

People: Sherlock Holmes - Lindow Man - Jack the Ripper - Blackbeard the Pirate - Sir Walter Raleigh

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 103233
Lexile Measure: 730
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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 and Grant are studying Japan in school. They are so excited about the mysterious and exotic country that they talk Mimi and Papa into flying the Mystery Girl airplane to Japan. It all seems so beautiful and serene: the gardens, the cherry blossoms, the beautiful geisha. But what about the very large sumo wrestlers, the samurai swords, and who are those ninja, anyway? The ground is shaking, too, from a rumbling volcano and a tummy-tumbling earthquake! Creepy calligraphy clues lead them on a chase through neon-lit Tokyo, a mysterious Japanese garden and via bullet train to the awesome Mt. Fuji! Grab a ticket and join them for all the fun, frights, and adventure!æ

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

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

How to translate English names to Japanese, and how to write them - Japanese manners and customs, and how they differentiate from American ones - Tatami mats - Kanji (Japanese characters) - Samurai including weapons, hara-kiri - Girls' Day and Boys' Day, including traditions of each - Traditions of the kimono, and how to put one on - Sumo wrestling including stables, warm-ups, hairstyles - Cherry Blossom Festival - Earthquakes in Japan - Ring of Fire, volcanoes - Puppet shows and kabuki plays - Japanese gardens.

Places in Tokyo, Japan: Mitsokishi Department Store - Akihabara (an electronics neighborhood) - The Imperial Palace - Senso-Ji Temple - Ueno Park - Mount Fuji, just west of Tokyo - Tokyo Disneyland and - Lake Hakone, Hakone, Japan.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111601
Lexile Measure: 740
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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