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Case of the Big Scare Mountain Mystery with Cards (New Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley Series #14)
     

Case of the Big Scare Mountain Mystery with Cards (New Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley Series #14)

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by Mary-Kate Olsen
 

Trenchcoat Twins Case Report...from Mary-Kate & Ashley

Ashley and I were on a ski vacation, and we couldn't wait to hit the slopes—until we heard the scary legend of Ski Mountain. According to the story, a monster snatched a boy right off the ski slopes! The boy was never seen again.

But it was just a story. Or that's what we thought.

Until our

Overview

Trenchcoat Twins Case Report...from Mary-Kate & Ashley

Ashley and I were on a ski vacation, and we couldn't wait to hit the slopes—until we heard the scary legend of Ski Mountain. According to the story, a monster snatched a boy right off the ski slopes! The boy was never seen again.

But it was just a story. Or that's what we thought.

Until our ski lift stopped mysteriously in midair...

And the tree outside our cabin was ripped apart...

And we found giant footprints in the snow.

We were on the case. Was there really a Ski Mountain monster? We were about to find out—one way or another!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061065873
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley Series , #14
Edition description:
Includes collectible photos
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 7.67(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Chapter One

The Mountain Monster

Can you believe the snow, Mary-Kate?" my sister Ashley said to me. She pointed out the window of our room at the Big Ski Mountain Lodge. "It's perfect for skiing!"

"I know," I agreed. "This is going to be so great. Five whole days of skiing. And I can't wait for the snowman-building contest!"

Ashley and I were at Big Ski Mountain with our whole family -- except for our dog, Clue. We were really excited. It was the winter holiday. No school. No homework. No mysteries to solve.

Of course, we don't mind solving mysteries. We run the Olsen and Olsen Mystery Agency out of the attic of our house. We love being detectives. But we also love vacations, too.

And right now it was time to hit the slopes!

Ashley and I grabbed our parkas and hurried out of our room.

"Hey, you guys, wait up!" a voice called out.

We turned around. Natasha Benson had just come out of her room. We met her when we got here last night. She's our age, with long dark hair that she wears in a ponytail. She's been to Big Ski Mountain lots of times.

Natasha pointed at Ashley. "You're Mary-Kate, right?"

"Wrong." I laughed. "I'm Mary-Kate."

Natasha looked confused. No wonder. Ashley and I are twins. We look exactly alike, with strawberry-blond hair and blue eyes.

We don't act alike, though. Ashley is very logical. She likes to think and plan before she does something. I just jumpright in and do it.

"Don't worry," I told Natasha. "You'll know which one of us is which after a while."

"Let's go get some breakfast," Natasha suggested. "Then I'll show you guys the best slopes. I know them all!"

The three of us started down the wide pine staircase. A man wearing a red parka passed us on his way up. He had a thick brown beard and sunglasses.

Natasha stared after him. "He is so cool!" She sighed.

"Who was that?" I asked.

"Didn't you recognize him? It was Tony King, the rock star!" Natasha declared excitedly.

"Are you sure? Tony King doesn't have a beard," Ashley said.

"It's fake," Natasha said. She lowered her voice to a whisper. "He's in disguise, so his fans won't bother him."

"How do you know all this stuff?" I asked. "And how can you tell it's him? That guy didn't look anything like Tony King!"

Natasha didn't answer. She just gave us a mysterious look.

Ashley and I glanced at each other. We saw Tony King at a concert last summer. We got his autograph, too, so we stood close to him.

No way was that man Tony King, even, without the beard!

Boy, Natasha had a wild imagination. Last night, she told us that another man was an escaped prisoner. She'd seen his picture on the TV show Criminals on the Loose.

Later, Ashley and I found out the man was the assistant manager of the lodge.

We walked through the lobby toward the dining room. "Look out!" Ashley cried.

The three of us jumped aside as a woman came rushing through the dining room doors. She wore a long white fur coat and dark glasses. She didn't even see us. She was too busy muttering into a cell phone.

"I wonder what her hurry is, I said.

"I think she's a spy," Natasha said. Spies always wear fur coats."

I rolled my eyes at Ashley.

"Look!" Ashley pointed into the dining room. "Something's wrong."

We stared into the big room. It was full of people. But they weren't eating breakfast. They were standing around, looking totally confused.

We soon saw why -- there was no breakfast. Three waiters stood in the middle of the room, yelling and waving their arms.

"Something must have happened in the kitchen," I said. "Let's go see!"

Ashley, Natasha, and I hurried through the crowd and peeked into the kitchen.

Whoa!

The room was a total wreck. Fruit and vegetables had been tossed out of the big steel refrigerators. Pots and pans were scattered all over the place. Smashed eggs and flour and cocoa powder covered the floor.

"What a mess!" Ashley said.

Natasha peered over my shoulder. "I know who did this!" she gasped. "It was the Big Scare Mountain Monster!"

The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley. Copyright � by Mary-Kate & Ash Olsen. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Case of the Big Scare Mountain Mystery with Cards (New Adventures of Mary Kate and Ashley Series #14) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I Recived this book For Christmas from my uncle in 1999. Ever since I read this book I have loved it along with all the other Mary-Kate and Ashley books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
ashley and mary-kate were on a ski vacation, and they couldn't wait to hit the slopes- until they heard the scary virouscious legend of ski mountain.according to the story, a monster snatched a boy right off the ski slopes!can u handle any more? yeah you can your tuff.alright as i was saying the boy was never seen again. But it was just a story right.or that's what they thought.until there ski lift stopped mysteriously in midair...And the tree outside there cabin was ripped apart...They found giant footprints in the snow.They were on the case.Was there really a ski mountain monster?They were about to find out -one way or another!....Want more READ THE BOOK!!!!1
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book because I like Mary-kate and Ashley. I also like it because I like skiing. You don't have to listen to me but it's a cool book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a really great book! My best friend and I have almost all their books. They have the coolest books ever! They're the only books I ever read except for school books! E-mail me if your a HUGE Mary-kate & Ashley fan!!!