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

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Don’t miss A to Z Mysteries—alphabetic adventures that are full of thrills, chills, and cases to crack!
 
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In the first book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green lawn. Wonder ...

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Overview

Don’t miss A to Z Mysteries—alphabetic adventures that are full of thrills, chills, and cases to crack!
 
A is for Author...
 
In the first book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—Dink writes to his favorite author, mystery writer Wallis Wallace, and invites him to visit Green lawn. Wonder of wonders, Wallace says yes! In fact, the famous writers says the the only way he won't come is if he's kidnapped. But when the big day comes, Wallis Wallace is nowhere to be found. The police think he just missed his plane, but Dink knows better. It's up to Dink and his two best friends, Josh and Ruth Rose, to find Wallace - before it's too late!
 
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!

Dink Duncan and his two friends investigate the apparent kidnapping of famous mystery author Wallis Wallace.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679881681
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: A to Z Mysteries Series , #1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 63,273
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 7.59 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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, Capital Mysteries, and Calendar Mysteries. When not working on a new book in his Connecticut home, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. Visit him online at RonRoy.com.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2002

    My son loved this book.

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    Best ever

    Best A to Z book I ever read. Oh,wait, it's the first one I read.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    9 year old loves it

    He can't put it down. Will definitely buy more from the series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    PerfectClan

    I am willing to have kits! Anyone want to be their father?

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Great, just short

    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...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2011

    i liked it

    it is a good story. i loved the story because it was a mystery

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2005

    I really liked the Absent Author

    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!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2000

    My number one book

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Good

    Well I love A to Z mestreys

    Thank you

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Jinnelle brewster

    It was amazing great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Great book actually!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2013

    To anyone who is a hater

    To anyone who is a hater just back off this book was good and i love it so any of you with strong negative opinions just leave other peoople alone

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    The absent auther The absent auther

    I like it. Um, l think l have bad signal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    Stormpaw leader of stormclan to other stormpaw

    Dont get mixed up sorry thats my name please change yours its important

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Ere apral1

    Good but silly book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    I love this

    Really good book series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    I wish i could read this

    I wish i could read this book but i can't cause my grandma won't put money on hher walmart card

    sent from robinson illonois at 12:22 pm

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Great book very well wrote i loved it!!!!!!!!!!!

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    The Absent Author-Ron Roy

    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?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Absent ather review 56

    it is a great book! I would recamend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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