Mystery of the Several Sevens

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Simon and Becky are off on a new adventure with Mr. Merlin, their substitute teacher, who is really a great wizard in disguise. This time Merlin transports them to a land where fairy tales are real---and sometimes dangerous. Simon and Becky have to help seven dwarfs----Einstein, Newton, Archimedes, Edison, Pasteur, Curie, and Salk---find a bag of diamonds that was stolen from their cabin. If they don't find the diamonds, a not-so-merry Old King Cole will have the dwarfs thrown in prison. But to catch the thief, ...
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Overview

Simon and Becky are off on a new adventure with Mr. Merlin, their substitute teacher, who is really a great wizard in disguise. This time Merlin transports them to a land where fairy tales are real---and sometimes dangerous. Simon and Becky have to help seven dwarfs----Einstein, Newton, Archimedes, Edison, Pasteur, Curie, and Salk---find a bag of diamonds that was stolen from their cabin. If they don't find the diamonds, a not-so-merry Old King Cole will have the dwarfs thrown in prison. But to catch the thief, Simon must first try to outwit a powerful, scary witch, and Becky has to decode a cryptic poem that no one can decipher.

Mr. Merlin, a wizard disguised as a substitute teacher, magically transports two fifth graders to a fairyland where they must solve a riddle to find out who has stolen the seven dwarfs' bag of diamonds.

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Gr 3-5-An easy-to-read chapter book that uses characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes to create an original story that includes elements of fantasy, adventure, and mystery. During recess, Becky and Simon's favorite substitute teacher, Mr. Merlin, transports the two of them to fairyland, where they meet seven dwarves with names like Archimedes and Einstein and help them determine who stole their sack of diamonds. After Walpurgia the witch tells Simon a riddle that contains the thief's name, Becky makes use of the Roman numerals that were the subject of a recent school lesson to decipher it. Mission accomplished, they return to their classroom before recess is over. The premise here seems overly contrived, but the solution is clever enough to maintain readers' interest. The story stands well on its own, even though a prior adventure with Mr. Merlin is mentioned a couple of times. Amusing pencil drawings appear intermittently throughout the text. Not Brittain's best work, but an adequate addition.-Marilyn Long Graham, Lee County Library System, Fort Myers, FL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060244590
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.73 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Brittain's tales of the rural New England village of Coven Tree are well loved by children of all ages. The Wish Giver was a Newbery Honor Book; it and Devil's Donkey were both named ALA Notabled Children's Books as well as School Library Journal Best Books. Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders was a 1988 Children's Editors' Choice (ALA Booklist), and Professor Popkin's Prodigious Polish was named a "Pick of the Lists" by American Bookseller.

Mr. Brittain has written many other delightful books, which have also received high acclaim. Among these are All the Money in the World, which won the 1982-1983 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award and which has been adapted for an ABC-TV Saturday Special; and The Fantastic Freshman, which was named an ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

Bill Brittain lives with his wife, Ginny, in Asheville, North Carolina.

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