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Crime Through Time #2: Nabbed!: The 1925 Journal of G. Codd Fitzmorgan
     

Crime Through Time #2: Nabbed!: The 1925 Journal of G. Codd Fitzmorgan

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by Bill Doyle
 

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Each book in the Crime Through Time series is hosted by a different child member of the famous Fitzmorgan detective family. While the young sleuth unravels a fictional mystery, readers learn about the real historical setting and actual crime-solving methods from the different eras. In sidebar activities, readers take on the role of assistant, helping to crack the case

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Each book in the Crime Through Time series is hosted by a different child member of the famous Fitzmorgan detective family. While the young sleuth unravels a fictional mystery, readers learn about the real historical setting and actual crime-solving methods from the different eras. In sidebar activities, readers take on the role of assistant, helping to crack the case. Breathtakingly suspenseful but never violent and always age-appropriate, the books read like private investigative journals, with photos, maps, news clippings and crime scene sketches.

In book 2, set in 1925, G. Codd Fitzmorgan arrives at a storm-battered mansion for a party. But more than an engagement celebration seems to be afoot, as our detective unravels a mystery involving a seance, a reckless aviator, and sale of liquor banned under Prohibition.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-These journal-style mystery adventures follow two teens as they solve crimes. In the first book, set in the middle of Prohibition, 14-year-old G. Codd Fitzmorgan attends a family friend's engagement party on a secluded island. During the event the groom disappears. Can G. Codd find him and break the bootlegger ring based there? In 1906, 14-year-old Fitz Morgan is traveling by train from New York City to San Francisco. Along the way some of the passengers are poisoned, and it's up to Fitz and his new friend, Justine Pinkerton, to solve the mystery. Both stories are laid out in similar ways. Both texts resemble handwriting, and black-and-white sketches, newspaper clippings, or photographs appear on most pages. The characters are well rounded and likable. With short chapters and the extra bits of information included in the art, these titles will appeal to general as well as reluctant readers.-Krista Tokarz, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316084536
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/26/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Bill Doyle has worked as a freelance editor and writer at The Discovery Channel, Comedy Central, the American Museum of Natural History, Time For Kids, LeapFrog and Scholastic, among others.

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Crime Through Time #2: Nabbed!: The 1925 Journal of G. Codd Fitzmorgan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My class and I read Nabbed! for our mystery genre study. The author masterfully presents an engaging mystery with appealing characterizations and supportive illustrations! My students absolutely LOVED it and are begging for more Doyle titles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nabbed! is a book both kids and adults will enjoy. My son and I loved the book! We can't wait for the release of the next book. Great facts woven in the story and loved the historical newspaper!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought both this book and Doyle's other book, Swindled, for my nieces and nephews and they were a hit! The kids can not wait for the next book in the series to be published.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nabbed was a great book for the entire 5th grade at West Ward School in Allegan, MI. The facts and fun of the book were enjoyed by all.It was rated better than Narnia by the students.