The Runaway Racehorse (A to Z Mysteries Series #18)

The Runaway Racehorse (A to Z Mysteries Series #18)

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by Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney, John Steven Gurney
     
 

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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!

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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!

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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.
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375913679
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
10/22/2002
Series:
A to Z Mysteries Series, #18
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.83(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile:
470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysteries®, Calendar Mysteries, and Capital Mysteries. When not working on a new book, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books.
 
STEPHEN GILPIN is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of children’s books, including the popular and very funny Pirate Mom. He brings his fresh, kid-friendly style to all the covers of the A to Z Mysteries® series.

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The Runaway Racehorse (A to Z Mysteries Series #18) 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 66 reviews.
Vena1 More than 1 year ago
Very exciting and interesting. Enjoyed where whirlaway ran away to his mother. Also enjoyed the race and the many pictures in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of a to z mysteries and this one is by far the best. It will capture your atention and not let go till the last sentence. A real page turner, this book is good for all ages!!!!! ; )
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the books. It one of my many favorite books in the series EVER!!!!
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Horsekit lay outside of the nursery, watching a fly buzz lazily. He felt sleepy on the hot day. His mother had broke her leg due to a fall, his sister Brookkit was talking with a warrior, Dragonkit, Strykekit, Zionkit, and Coyotekit were sleeping, so there was nothing to do. He watched as Flightpath and Flowernose padded past him, talking. <p> He got an idea. He padded to his sister. "Race you to the medicence den." Brookkit smiled and crouched. "Get set-go!" Brookit and Horsekit both dashed off, legs pumping, tails streaming. It was a blur, with Horsekit in the lead when they bumped into Crystalpaw's leg. <p> Horsekit blushed. Crystalpa only smiled and purred. "You two are as fast as horses!" She padded off. His sister stared. "What are horses?" Horsekit shrugged. He had been named after them, but had no clue what they were or what they looked like. Brookkit padded to Mouseheart, a slender brown shecat. "What's a horse?" She mewed timidly. <p> Mouseheart mewed, "Ask Lilywolf. I want to sleep." Brookkit nodded and padded to Horsekit. "Let's ask Lilywolf." The deputy of HorseClan lay down, watching the clan. Brookkit ran up to her and mewed nervously, "Lilywolf, what is a horse?" Lilywolf glanced down suddenly. She smiled. "An animal. Bigger than you. Huge." Horsekit's eyes windend. <p> He liked the sound of that. "They have silky short haired coats and hair for their tail." Lilywolf continued. "And hard bony paws that dont look like paws." Horsekit was confused. "They also have long hair near their heads, and long ears. They are fast and strong. Dangerous too. They can kill a cat. They aren't vicous and willing to kill. Horses are pretty strong and super fast." <p> Horsekit was dissapionted. They didn't sound right. He liked the fast, strong, and big part but nothing else. Something nudged his shoulder. He looked up. It was Flightpath. "Your mother is ok." He mewed. "Leg healed." His mother padded out of the medicence den and spotted him. "Horsekit! Brookkit!" Horsekit and Brookkit ran to her. <p> She purred. "Lilywolf told us about horses." Brookkit mewed shyly. Their mother purred again. "Thank you. By the way, my kits are six moons. Could you tell Goldenstar?" Lilywolf nodded and padded away with a smile. Horsekit grinned. "Brookkit! We are going to be apprintences today!"
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Knocks on the door pleasantly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dark tabby creeps through the shadows, pupils wide so her eyes won't give her away. While in the shadow of a pine tree, she hears a rustle and looks up to see a blackbird grooming its feathers. While not scrawny, it doesn't have much meat on it, but as it's the only prey in sight, Whispershade leaps onto the lowest branch, careful not to make too much noise as she weaves her way up through the branches. Once she's just below it, though, it hears her and starts to take off. She leaps up, just catching its foot and dragging it back down as she also falls back to the ground rather ungracefully. On the ground, she gets up, dizzy, and sees that the fall broke the bird's neck. 'It should have been my teeth that killed it, not a mousebrained slip!' she thinks angrily as she picks it up. 'I hope no one saw that. That was probably the best catch you've ever made.'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She pads quietly over the leaves on the ground, following the smell of rabbit. Finally, she sees it. She creeps up behind it and jumps. The rabbit, startled by the commotion, is about to take off runing when Shimmerbreeze lands on it, sinking her claws into its neck. It squeaks once before going limp. "Not my best catch," she thinks, already sniffibg the air again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sure. She said. But i am still on an important quest from starclan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lumbering vole scavenged through the underbush surrounding his murky den, unaware of his surroundings...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives birth to and pale brown shekit and names the kit Cookiedoughkit. Gives birth to a black shekit and the kit has a white line and will be named Oreokit. Gives birth to a shekit that her fur is a really dark brown almost looking like fudge color and names the shekit Fudgekit. Gives birth to a pale ginger shekit and names her shekit Gingerkit.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing mysterie ho many more r u coming out with? I saw the calender mysteries and r they replacing the a to z mysteries more super edition ones please!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so good
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Love
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I've read 5 books of a-z mysteries, and this one is the second best I have read I love the ending it sounds like its so sneaky, kid- friendly non violent book that you get something out of!
romaneleah More than 1 year ago
I like this series because of the kids. I feel like a lot of kids books these days have really immature characters. I teach second grade. Now my second graders want to grow up to be these kids, instead of Junie B. Jones. Thank God. Junie B. is funny, but she's not a role model. Reasons I like these kids: 1. They make mistakes. They are not always right, and solving the mysteries is not simple. 2. They tease each other good-naturedly. 3. They're good, well-rounded kids who act like "normal". There's nothing special about them. No one's the genius, no one's the funny guy, etc. 4. They use their brains. 5. They're independent. 6. They have fun quirks. Ruth Rose wears only one color at a time. Dink is a downright weird nickname.
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This is a good book. Ithink you well lick it to.