The School Skeleton (A to Z Mysteries Series #19)

The School Skeleton (A to Z Mysteries Series #19)

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by Ron Roy, John Steven Gurney
     
 

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!

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Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!
 
Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!
 
S is for Skeleton . . . It’s a bona fide mystery at Dink’s school! Someone has stolen Mr. Bones, the skeleton from the nurse’s office. Soon mysterious clues start showing up all over the school. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must follow the clues and put those old bones to rest.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375813689
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
A to Z Mysteries Series, #19
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
149,100
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
500L (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 School Skeleton (A to Z Mysteries Series #19) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
Rebecca True More than 1 year ago
i got my nookcolor on new years, so its not very old. i got cheaper books at first to test out my nook. this a to z book was cheap an looked great. i got a sample of the book, and bought the book asap. it was a nice book, i wished it never ended! i decided to get more right away, and i did. the a to z series is great for kids of all ages.
Marium Haidary More than 1 year ago
this is the best book for ages 8-11
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great book
Amer313 More than 1 year ago
My students love listening to these books and they are 5 & 6 years old!
Nick Wagoner More than 1 year ago
I read 4 A to Z mysterys, but this is the best one yet.
lisa-g More than 1 year ago
Great series for elementary age readers.
Daniel Smith More than 1 year ago
I just got got my nookcolor(december26,2010)and my mom considered the a to z mysteries series so I tried it out the book was terrific! I couldn't of thought of a greater mystery book for me! Now I'm buying a to z mysteries books crazy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actually i lobe mysteries book such as magic tree house and A to Z mysteries thank to the authors. Thank you very much. I apreciate it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another AMAZING BOOK BY RON ROY!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At my school my teacher did something like that. Instead of taking the school skeletion and leaving foot prints. She hid the school princeipal's football picture of the seattle seahawks(his favorite team) and put it in her closet. She left finger prints on all the classroom doors. I hope you all have the best of time reading this book. Your going to love this book and youvaren't going to want to put the book down. Have fun reading. Oh and about my story at the top we never found the picture till April Fools Day! And again HAVE FUN READING!
Caroline Libberton More than 1 year ago
Great when i was younger but now im ten and thats way to old for it. Good for ages six to eight cause its cheesy but a great read aloud for about first graders
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
he is a mystery fan, so anything he can try to figure out for himself is fascinating. Cute illustrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was really good!! Loved the anwser to the mysterie!!
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Love it
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SCARY SCHOOL SKELLYTON
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Jackson Stowell Friend?
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I am a kitteh
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Where are the kits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Catches a blackbird and buries it in the dirt and goes to find squirrel.
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Victory