A Bundle of Trouble: A Rebecca Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

A Bundle of Trouble: A Rebecca Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series)

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by Kathryn Reiss
     
 

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Rebecca is put in charge of the new neighbors' baby-and a kidnapper is on the loose in New York City! So when a strange boy shows up asking a few too many questions about the baby, Rebecca starts to worry. Could the child be in danger? Includes an illustrated Looking Back essay about household duties of young girls in 1914.

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Rebecca is put in charge of the new neighbors' baby-and a kidnapper is on the loose in New York City! So when a strange boy shows up asking a few too many questions about the baby, Rebecca starts to worry. Could the child be in danger? Includes an illustrated Looking Back essay about household duties of young girls in 1914.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Lois Rubin Gross
Rebecca Rubin, the Lower East Side American Girl, is back in this story about family, friendships, and pranks gone awry. The Rubin family has new neighbors in their apartment house. The Brodskys have moved to a larger, sunnier apartment because Mrs. Brodsky is losing her sight due to a virulent eye disease called trachoma. Mr. Brodsky works multiple jobs to pay the rent, so the couple is happy to have eleven year old Rebecca baby sit their infant daughter, Nora. However, on an excursion to the park, Rebecca suspects that the child has been switched for the look-alike sister of her new Italian friend, Francesca. Riddled with guilt, Rebecca confides her problem to her mother who brushes her worries aside. However, Rebecca is intent on reclaiming Nora and stumbles on a real kidnap plan in the process. Even though Rebecca puts herself in significant danger to turn the kidnappers over to the police, her family celebrates her heroism with a party in their Sukkah. As in other Rebecca Rubin stories, her family seems better off than their tenement neighbors do and relatively homogenized in their Jewish practice. The fact that the story occurs in the fall and culminates in the celebration of Sukkot, a harvest festival, is entirely incidental to the story and seems tacked on to the tale of Rebecca's sleuthing. The Rubin's lack of real concern over Rebecca's close call with abduction seems improbable. The basic story of the baby switch is engaging and should entertain young readers, but it might be best used as an object lesson in responsibility and "stranger danger" for contemporary readers. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609580193
Publisher:
AMERICAN GIRL PUBLISHING, INC
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Series:
American Girl Mysteries Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
680,868
Lexile:
690L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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A Bundle of Trouble: A Rebecca Mystery (American Girl Mysteries Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love mystery books this is a book for you and it is easy to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book from the library,and i loved it.at the end rebecca discovers....... i'm not going to tell you,so read it if you want to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awsome book. I highly recomend it. You should sooooooooooooooo get it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend and I highly recomend this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is the coolest
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatest book in the world LOVE IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A bundle of trouble is a awsome book that i have read many times i highly recomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very good book so far. I love it. I highly suggest it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book and im on page 82 and it is really good so far . I also have the books Danger At the Zoo and Spy On The Home Front bit this book is the best .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Iread it 100 hundred times but i am a.azed evey time I read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so giod. If you like mysteries, than this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsonme.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this is a supper cute book. I was 9 years old when I read it, and I still love to read it. Alsoe,if you like this book you may alsoe like,Meet Rebbeca.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book!
jayluvscake More than 1 year ago
My friend let me read this book. The cover is more exciting than the book. I mean it was a good book but i would expect more from American Girl!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best american girl mysteries! Breathtaking and spine chilling
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!!!!!! I also do not like it when peolple type short reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. The American Girl Doll Mysteries has always been my favorite type of book/series. They are always very good and keep you thinking at the end (even though you find out who has done it). This is very good because, it tells you more about like (this is wierd) but babyditting and you can like picture this in your head like what is really happening in the story. I also, reccomend: The Puzzle of the Paper Daughter: A Julie Mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How come they don't have julie books on nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so exiteing an scary and sad at the same time i love this ameircan girl misterie. Hope you enjoy it to!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it! ( :
Emily Wisnewski More than 1 year ago
This book is so good and suspensful
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now Rebecca has two mysteries