The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries Series #1)

The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries Series #1)

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by Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney
     
 

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!
 

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!
 
A is for Author . . . A famous writer is coming to Green Lawn! Dink rushes to the bookstore to meet his favorite author, Wallis Wallace, and get all his books signed. But the author never shows up! Where is Wallis Wallace? It’s up to Dink and his friends Josh and Ruth Rose to track him down.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Josh, Ruth Rose, and Dink use their brains, observation powers, and a little courage to work together to solve four very different mysteries by Ron Roy. In Deadly Dungeon, the trio is visiting their favorite writer at her castle in Maine when they stumble upon mysterious green feathers and hear screams. Discovering a trap door which leads to a cave is only the beginning of unraveling the mystery. In Empty Envelope, Dink accidentally receives letters addressed to someone else and they soon realize that something is not right about the envelopes or the lady who comes looking for them. The trio must do some quick research and also set a trap with the police to catch the criminals. Josh discovers a nest of falcons, but when he brings Dink and Ruth Rose to the nest the birds are gone in Falcon's Feather. They find a falcon with clipped feathers and have to work fast to solve the mystery and save the birds. In Goose's Gold, the group is in Florida visiting Ruth Rose's grandmother when they stumble upon a scam involving sunken treasure and cheating senior citizens out of their money. The stories are clearly read by actor David Pittu with slightly different voices for each character. Background music transitions the beginning and end of each story. Young readers will enjoy this popular series with believable characters who have incredible opportunities to solve mysteries on their own with adults who help when needed but don't interfere in their adventures.-Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679881681
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
A to Z Mysteries Series, #1
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
22,168
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.56(h) x 0.23(d)
Lexile:
510L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysteries®, Calendar Mysteries, and Capital Mysteries. When not working on a new book, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books.
 
STEPHEN GILPIN is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of children’s books, including the popular and very funny Pirate Mom. He brings his fresh, kid-friendly style to all the covers of the A to Z Mysteries® series.

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The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 83 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My eight-year-old really enjoyed this book. That speaks volumes about this story, because typically when he's assigned reading as homework he'll say, "Mom, reading is so boring!" He read it aloud to his five-year-old baby sister and they both were pleasantly (read astonished gasps here) surprised by the ending. I just want to mention that the book Dr. Judy Rowen is reviewing in the "critic's review" is not this book. The Absent Author has nothing to do with jungles or rain forests or encroaching civilization. Hopefully someone will notice this soon and remove her review. The Absent Author is cute, fast-paced and a good read for children who are just starting to read chapter books. My kids loved it enough to beg for following books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that had me guessing all the way through. The only thing is if you have a kid or teen that isn't doing what he or she is you tell them to, you probably shouldn't let them read this. I'm a big reader and wish that it had more than eighty-six and a half pages...
Kati Samargia More than 1 year ago
Best A to Z book I ever read. Oh,wait, it's the first one I read.
Michael Banak More than 1 year ago
it is a good story. i loved the story because it was a mystery
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was the best A to Z Mysterie I ever read. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose try to find Wallis Wallace, Dink's favorite author. He was going to the Book Nook to sign Dink's books. When he was late, Officer Fallon thinks he just missed his plane, but Dink knows better. Dink and his other two mystery sovling friends try to find Wallis Wallace. Who kidnapped him, or did he get kidnapped? Its a really good book. Its the best book yet by Ron Roy!!! It's a great book. You should get it!!! I read all Ron Roy's A to Z Myseteries that are out and this one was the BEST!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Absent Author is my favorite book of all time. I love the surprise at the end but i don't want to spoil it for the kids who didn't read it yet. My favorite author is you Ron Roy. Next book is The Kidnapped King.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well I love A to Z mestreys Thank you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was amazing great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im now going into middle school and when my little brother (that was in second grade) brought it home from the library I couldnt help but read the back of it. After he read it he said it was a great book so I decided to try reading it. Usually when I read kids books I lose interest in them right away from the first page. But this book was different and I was really shocked! I guess I liked it because it was part mystery but it also captured my attention. It has a great plot and great characters too. I would reccomend to you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it. Um, l think l have bad signal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont get mixed up sorry thats my name please change yours its important
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but silly book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read this book it made me go into a new world the A to Z mystery world and i had a great time there!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In "The Absent Author", Dink's favorite author-Willis Wallis-is coming to town for an interview at the Book Nook! However, before Willis gets to the Book Nook, he mysteriously disappears! Can Dink and his friends Josh and Ruth Rose find out where he is? And is Willis really a man?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is a great book! I would recamend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By Rachel Billet ,July 9th 2012 This book is about an author who pretends to be kidnapped,but fakes it and she plays out being Mavis Green,but Dink,Josh and Ruth Rose find out that Mavis Green is really the author :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He can't put it down. Will definitely buy more from the series.
gurlwholuvs8 More than 1 year ago
pretty good but kinda predictable
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you child loves mysteries he/she will love this series. They are quick reads, so they are great for plane trips!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spoiler alert,waliss walace is a girl and if i remember it correctly,she kidnapped herself. Sups sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to hear your opinion. Do you think that this A to Z Mystery book is better than the A to Z Mystery books that Ron Roy writes?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like it not the best book i have readed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go die in a hole ron roy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago