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Curtains!: A High School Musical Mystery
     

Curtains!: A High School Musical Mystery

by Michael Dahl, Tiffany Prothero (Illustrator)
 

STARCUPS!, the Harrison Ford High School musical, is in danger. First, a huge light crashes down onstage, nearly hitting the director. Then part of the set falls over on the show's star. When another actor's costume is destroyed, Kyle Sutton knows it isn't just bad luck. Everyone's a suspect. Kyle and his only friend, Mindy, have to work together to

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STARCUPS!, the Harrison Ford High School musical, is in danger. First, a huge light crashes down onstage, nearly hitting the director. Then part of the set falls over on the show's star. When another actor's costume is destroyed, Kyle Sutton knows it isn't just bad luck. Everyone's a suspect. Kyle and his only friend, Mindy, have to work together to catch the crook, because the show must go on!

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School Library Journal

Gr 4-8

No relation to the Disney franchise, this short novel seems tailored for classroom use and includes a hearty supply of back matter. New kid Kyle must prove his innocence when several near-miss "accidents" endanger the performers in the school play. His friend Mindy finds inspiration for her detective skills in the works of Agatha Christie, the "Queen of Crime." The book is genuinely suspenseful, and readers will be surprised when the culprit's identity is revealed. Short chapters with short declarative sentences and full-page black-and-white illustrations done in blocky pen and ink make this book a quick read. An acceptable choice, particularly for reluctant readers.-Madigan McGillicuddy, Los Angeles Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434208019
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Vortex Books Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Dahl is the prolific author of the bestselling Goodnight, Baseball picture book and more than 200 other books for children and young adults. He has won the AEP Distinguished Achievement Award three times for his nonfiction, a Teacher's Choice award from Learning magazine, and a Seal of Excellence from the Creative Child Awards. And he has won awards for his board books for the earliest learners, Duck Goes Potty and Bear Says "Thank You!" Dahl has written and edited numerous graphic novels for younger readers, authored the Library of Doom adventure series, the Dragonblood books, Trollhunters, and the Hocus Pocus Hotel mystery/comedy series. Dahl has spoken at schools, libraries, and conferences across the US and the UK, including ALA, AASL, IRA, and Renaissance Learning. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota in a haunted house.

Tiffany Prothero is a freelance illustrator in New York. She graduated from San Francisco's Academy of Art University, with an emphasis in book cover illustration. Along with illustrating for magazines and books, she enjoys taking care of her feral cats and spending time with her partner, Mark.

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