Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery
  • Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery
  • Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery

Andy Shane and the Barn Sale Mystery

by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Abby Carter
     
 

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The spirit of giving takes a twisty turn as Andy schemes to give Granny Webb the best present ever—and ends up with a mystery on his hands.

It’s Andy Shane and Granny Webb’s unbirthday, and Andy has thought of just the right gift for Granny Webb: a case to hold her beloved binoculars. The only problem is that Andy has no money. But

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The spirit of giving takes a twisty turn as Andy schemes to give Granny Webb the best present ever—and ends up with a mystery on his hands.

It’s Andy Shane and Granny Webb’s unbirthday, and Andy has thought of just the right gift for Granny Webb: a case to hold her beloved binoculars. The only problem is that Andy has no money. But with the help of his friend Dolores Starbuckle, he comes up with the perfect plan—a barn sale! And sure enough, the determined duo sells enough stuff to afford the binoculars case—but now where are the binoculars? The endearing Andy Shane and his enterprising pal Dolores call on their best detective skills in this witty mystery story. But can they solve the case in time for the unbirthday party?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
Andy Shane and his Granny Webb always celebrate unbirthdays. This year he wants to buy her a special present, a case for her binoculars. Unfortunately, Andy doesn't have any money. When he and his friend Delores Starbuckle see an old chair by the road with a "Free" sign, they decide to collect castoff items and have a barn sale. The sale seems a great success, until Andy discovers that Delores accidentally sold Granny Webb's binoculars. Delores and Andy collect clues about the buyer only to learn that she has sold them to someone else. That person has traded them to someone else and so on. Andy is finally able to buy back the binoculars and is even able to trade for the binoculars case. However, he and Granny Webb are both in for surprises when they exchange gifts at the unbirthday celebration. While adults may be reminded of O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," young readers will enjoy reading how Andy solves his dilemma. Carter's black-and-white illustrations provide important information not found in the text. Those who enjoy this short book will want to find others in the "Andy Shane" series. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—Andy Shane has thought up the perfect gift for Granny Webb's unbirthday—a case for her binoculars. Trouble is, his piggy bank is empty. With the help of his friend Dolores, he devises a plan to earn money by collecting the neighbors' castoffs and selling them from his grandmother's barn. Unfortunately Granny's binoculars are inadvertently sold as well. The children eventually track them down, and Andy realizes that he cannot afford both the binoculars and the case. He trades his bike so he can have both. In homage to O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi," Granny Webb trades her binoculars to buy a new bike seat and horn for Andy. The pen-and-ink drawing at the end shows readers that everything has worked out for both of them. The illustrations move the story along and provide important contextual clues. This satisfying title will appeal to early chapter-book readers.—Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763648275
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Series:
Andy Shane Series, #5
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
871,883
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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