The Okefenokee Swamp in southeast Georgia is an unlikely place for anyone, much less a city girl, to go on summer vacation. But Tabitha braves the brain-searing heat and swarms of blood-sucking mosquitoes to spend the time with her father, a professor and Swampmaster. While fending off snaggle-toothed alligators, venomous snakes, and cantankerous bear, Tabby makes friends with Mable, a real "swamp thing"of a woman who "learns" her more about life than any city every could. Through a ravenous wildfire and a killer hurricane, Tabby helps her father and Aunt Mable solve the mystery of why someone is trying to lay claim to Mable's homestead in the swamp. Read at your own risk!
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: 4-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.1 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111600 Lexile Measure: 800 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: R 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 Grade—, 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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