The L.A. Dodger (Ballpark Mysteries Series #3)

The L.A. Dodger (Ballpark Mysteries Series #3)

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by David A. Kelly, Mark Meyers
     
 

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Now batting third—book #3 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

It's spring break and Kate and Mike are off to Los Angeles to visit Kate's dad, a scout for the Dodgers. But all is not sunny in L.A.—strange things have been happening to Kate's dad. Pages have gone missing from his… See more details below

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Now batting third—book #3 in a brand-new early chapter book mystery series where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

It's spring break and Kate and Mike are off to Los Angeles to visit Kate's dad, a scout for the Dodgers. But all is not sunny in L.A.—strange things have been happening to Kate's dad. Pages have gone missing from his clipboard. He's gotten threatening phone calls. And he thinks he's being followed! Is someone after Mr. Hopkins's top secret scouting reports?

The L.A. Dodger includes a fun fact page about Los Angeles's Dodger Stadium.

Cross Ron Roy's A to Z mystery series with Matt Christopher's sports books and you get the Ballpark Mysteries: fun, puzzling whodunnits aimed at the younger brothers and sisters of John Feinstein's fans.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Susan Thomas
Number three in the "Ballpark Mystery" series takes cousins Mike and Kate to visit Kate's father in Los Angeles. He is a scout for the L.A. Dodgers and treats the children to a tour of Dodger Stadium, as well as other tourist attractions in the Los Angeles area. However, there has been some trouble in the scouting business with important papers, cell phones, and notebooks going missing. As Kate's father tries to protect the special notebook he is carrying, the children notice that someone has been following them and they hatch a plan to catch him. This is a good introduction to the mystery genre and readers will enjoy following the characters through this series, especially if they have an interest in baseball. The "Dugout Notes" at the end of the book are a good addition connecting facts to the fiction. The series also has a good website (ballparkmysteries.com) that includes a blog by Mike, the main character, bonus features, and a guide for educators. Reviewer: Susan Thomas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375899683
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Series:
Ballpark Mysteries Series , #3
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
334,259
Lexile:
570L (what's this?)
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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