The Kidnapped King (A to Z Mysteries Series #11) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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L is for Lucky. . . .

And that's just how Lucky O'Leary feels when the lottery ticket his grandfather sends him for Christmas turns out to be a million-dollar winner! But before Lucky can cash it in, someone sneaks into his house and steals it. Now it's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to track down the thief and return the ticket . . . before Lucky loses out!

When the guests of the Shangri-La Hotel are scared away by a ...

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Overview

L is for Lucky. . . .

And that's just how Lucky O'Leary feels when the lottery ticket his grandfather sends him for Christmas turns out to be a million-dollar winner! But before Lucky can cash it in, someone sneaks into his house and steals it. Now it's up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to track down the thief and return the ticket . . . before Lucky loses out!

When the guests of the Shangri-La Hotel are scared away by a white-haired female ghost, Dink and his friends investigate the mystery.

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A missing school skeleton isn't far away when the kids at Green Lawn Elementary are on the case! After "Mr. Bones" goes missing, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose set out to find out who could have taken him. With a little detective footwork and some cooperation from the school's teachers, the three soon uncover the hidden skeleton -- and the mystery thief's hilarious motive. Another fun-loving and unpredictable entry in Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries series -- no bones about it.
Children's Literature
Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are very excited about their older friend Jud coming to visit. Even better is the surprise he brings with him—a full-size mechancial T-Rex. Jud and his friends have been exhibiting the T-Rex as advertisement for their Dinosaur museum, and the fee they charge for their show is going to fund the museum's future opening. But when the money collected goes missing, the thief must be found with the help of the trio and the police. The story is cleverly pieced together, but the reader has to be on the lookout for clues to solve the mystery. Overall an excellent book, but geared toward younger readers of the 6 to 10 age group. One in the "A to Z Mysteries" series. 2003, Random House Inc, Ages 6 to 10.
— Jennifer-Lynn Draper
Children's Literature - Carol Collins
G is for gold in the seventh book of the alphabet series. This easy-to-read, fast-paced mystery follows Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to Key West over their winter school break. There, they save Ruth Rose's grandmother and her senior center friends from being pirated out of their savings by two con artists. Dink spearheads the effort to get to the bottom of the scam in which Spike and Chip promise to share the next sunken treasure they find with the elderly investors. The kids' unchaperoned investigation leads them to a museum, to book research, and finally to exploration of the crooks' Golden Goose boat. It is there that they have to hide out in a dark, smelly hold and then escape from the ship before it sinks. The children's ingenuity and the grandmother's non-stereotypical lifestyle (she's into sports) give the story pizzazz, while the basic plot is rooted in a genuine fear for senior citizens. The straightforward black and white illustrations are on target, and the color cover glows with three wide-eyed youngsters looking into a treasure chest. The book's plot and price should appeal to the early reader.
Children's Literature - Susan Hepler
Like the adult author Sue Grafton, Roy fashions a mystery story for each letter of the alphabet. In this case, the three sleuths (two boys and a girl) uncover a plot to force an elderly couple to sell their valuable hotel because it is haunted and no guests will remain where there are ghosts. The plot unfolds pleasantly and with no scary parts, the ghosts turn out to be actors who think they are trying out for a movie, and the bad guys are three greedy realtors. Frequent illustrations, plenty of white space on the page, a continuing cast of characters, and small humorous touches make this entry in the series readable if not especially memorable. "A to Z Mysteries" series.
Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Part of the publisher's "A to Z Mysteries" series, this little story is designed for the early chapter book reader. Other titles in the series include The Absent Author and The Canary Caper. The intrepid hero here is Donald David Duncan, known to those who count as Dink. The problem he faces is tracking down a red-haired witness to a bank robbery. An engaging cast of characters variously assist and hinder him in this enterprise. With humor and zest, the story moves along, until a clever twist makes the team draw on every last resource at their disposal. Ruth Rose, Dink's neighbor and comrade-in-disguise, is a joy to the ear!
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
The illustrations in this volume are colorful and eye-catching, but the book is slightly less successful simply due to the subject matter. The jungle is fascinating due to its complexity, and this cannot be conveyed by presenting each plant or animal singly. Despite this caveat, the text amply covers the survival mechanisms employed in the jungle, as well as the differences between the world's many tropical rainforest regions. Indigenous people and their use of jungle resources are discussed, as well as the effects of the encroachment of civilization.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4Third graders Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are getting ready for Halloween when they are approached by a man claiming to be a private detective. He enlists their help in recovering the videotape of a bank robbery. The bandit is described as a tall, red-haired high school boy. The three friends search for information as they go trick-or-treating and locate Lucky O'Leary, who fits the profile, but claims to be innocent. In fact, the robber on the video bears a striking resemblance to the supposed detective. Second in the series, this short, snappy Halloween story is full of funny incidents. The black-and-white drawings add to the fun. A good early chapter book that will be equally useful with remedial readers.Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Josh, Ruth Rose, and Dink use their brains, observation powers, and a little courage to work together to solve four very different mysteries by Ron Roy. In Deadly Dungeon, the trio is visiting their favorite writer at her castle in Maine when they stumble upon mysterious green feathers and hear screams. Discovering a trap door which leads to a cave is only the beginning of unraveling the mystery. In Empty Envelope, Dink accidentally receives letters addressed to someone else and they soon realize that something is not right about the envelopes or the lady who comes looking for them. The trio must do some quick research and also set a trap with the police to catch the criminals. Josh discovers a nest of falcons, but when he brings Dink and Ruth Rose to the nest the birds are gone in Falcon's Feather. They find a falcon with clipped feathers and have to work fast to solve the mystery and save the birds. In Goose's Gold, the group is in Florida visiting Ruth Rose's grandmother when they stumble upon a scam involving sunken treasure and cheating senior citizens out of their money. The stories are clearly read by actor David Pittu with slightly different voices for each character. Background music transitions the beginning and end of each story. Young readers will enjoy this popular series with believable characters who have incredible opportunities to solve mysteries on their own with adults who help when needed but don't interfere in their adventures.-Teresa Wittmann, Westgate Elementary School, Edmonds, WA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613258760
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: A to Z Mysteries Series , #11
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
  • Pages: 86
  • Sales rank: 1,217,384
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    Fantastic Mystery

    This story is great for kids who like to solve mysteries. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose use clues to solve the problem. Ron Roy uses wonderful words for his descriptions of chacter's actions. In this story, Sammi comes to hide at Dink's house in Green Lawn after his parents, the king and queen of Costa, are kidnapped. The problem happens when Sammi is kidnapped from Dink's house. Dink, Ruth Rose, Josh, and Pal look for clues to find out who stole Sammi. Read to find out who the kidnapper is...

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    I love it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

    I love this book

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    the best book ever

    this book was the best book ever i hope you read it it is a good book

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    the kidnapped king

    Of all the A to Z mysteries books, this one is the most mysterious. THey have to meet someone, find someone and help someone.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    I LOVE A TO Z

    I love a to z book i have all of them

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Awesome

    AWESOME!GOOD!You have to read it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    I lov it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

    I lov all of the books with SAMIE in them

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    To Noo

    NOT A WASTE OF MONEY. YOU ARE JUST JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Excellent!

    My son loves this series...makes reading interesting and fun, especially, when he finds some books boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Great

    This is my favorite a to z mysterry books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Autumn

    Hey its Autumn again ilike i said i looooooooove this book but i loooooooooooooove i mean loooooooooooooooooooooove Sleepy Hollow the best! That is my favorite book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2013

    Cool

    Not my favoirte i love HOTEL HAUNTED and AUTHOR ABSENT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

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    MY ABCS NEXT TIME WONT YOU SING WITH ME!?!




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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2012

    I wanna by it!!!!

    Dear Mom,
    Can I pleeeaaase buy it?

    Love
    Jillian

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    Posted January 26, 2012

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    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Noo

    Disgusting excuse for a book never buy i hate it so much should not be a penny let alone four dollars!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2011

    Love it soooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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