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Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief: Ready-for-Chapters (Third-Grade Detectives #2)
     

Puzzle of the Pretty Pink Handkerchief: Ready-for-Chapters (Third-Grade Detectives #2)

by George E. Stanley, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator), Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
 
WHO'S BEEN HANGING OUT IN TODD'S TREE HOUSE?
Todd's ears are so clogged up he can't hear, but he doesn't want to miss school. His teacher, the ex-spy Mr. Merlin, is sure to have secret codes for the class to figure out and a new mystery for them to solve.
But the mystery turns out to be in Todd's own backyard. Someone's been in his tree house and left a

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WHO'S BEEN HANGING OUT IN TODD'S TREE HOUSE?
Todd's ears are so clogged up he can't hear, but he doesn't want to miss school. His teacher, the ex-spy Mr. Merlin, is sure to have secret codes for the class to figure out and a new mystery for them to solve.
But the mystery turns out to be in Todd's own backyard. Someone's been in his tree house and left a pretty yucky clue. It's another case for Mr. Merlin's police scientist friend, Dr. Smiley!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The students in Mr. Merlin's class are known as the Third Grade Detectives. Mr. Merlin, a former spy, is teaching the children how to solve mysteries. His friend, Dr. Smiley, is teaching them about police science. Classmates Todd and Noelle have already used their teacher's secret codes to solve one mystery. This is their second adventure in the publisher's "Ready for Chapters Third Grade Detectives" series. Someone has been using Todd's tree house without permission. When Todd and Noelle find a dirty pink handkerchief in the tree house, they bring it to Mr. Merlin. He gives the class a secret code to help them find clues. The detectives soon discover that the student whose initials are on the handkerchief is not the person who has been using the tree house. The mystery revolves around ear wax and cleaning clogged ears, things sure to amuse the intended age group. The text is age appropriate and the ten chapters are nicely paced. The book's last page provides an experiment for reader detectives to do at home or school. It uses police science to compare bite marks on apples. 2000, Aladdin Paperbacks/Simon & Schuster, $3.99. Ages 6 to 9. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689822322
Publisher:
Aladdin
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Series:
Third-Grade Detectives Series , #2
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
618,109
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
410L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

George Stanley was a Professor of African and Middle-Eastern Languages and Linguistics at Cameron University. In between prepping class lectures and grading papers, he found the time to write for children. He was also the author of Night Fires and the Third-Grade Detectives series.

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