Seven Clues

Seven Clues

by Kathy Stinson
     
 

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Matt is bored. It's summer vacation, all his friends are away, and there is nothing -- NOTHING -- to do in Pebble Creek ... until he receives a clue to a mystery!
"There's something you should look for. It will bring you great pleasure. Not coins in a pirate's chest but a different sort of treasure."
A treasure? In Pebble Creek? That's crazy, thinks…  See more details below

Overview

Matt is bored. It's summer vacation, all his friends are away, and there is nothing -- NOTHING -- to do in Pebble Creek ... until he receives a clue to a mystery!
"There's something you should look for. It will bring you great pleasure. Not coins in a pirate's chest but a different sort of treasure."
A treasure? In Pebble Creek? That's crazy, thinks Matt, and if he wasn't so bored, he'd throw away the postcard. But he doesn't, and one mysterious clue leads to another ... Seven Clues is an engaging mystery story packed with all the excitement of a buried treasure. [Fry Reading Level - 2.6]

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Jo Edwards
Matt Randall's friends are away for the summer and he is bored. One day the mail carrier hands him a postcard with a clue that is written in rhyme and unsigned. In need of help, Matt reluctantly enlists the class dweeb, David. The clues eventually lead Matt and David to old Mr. Grubb's haunted house. When Mr. Grubb leaves, the boys enter his spooky house. Mr. Grubb returns and finds Matt and David in his home and gives them carte blanche to play computer games on his state of the art computer. Book one in Stinson's trilogy is a simple and fun adventure story for children. Young readers will learn some of life's lessons while reading this title--Matt's preconceived opinions about David and Mr. Grubb are incorrect, Matt's negative thoughts regarding his hometown improve, and Matt learns that accusations without all the facts are painful. Youngsters will enjoy trying to figure out who is behind the clues, and will be amused by Matt and David's predicaments. This first title in the "Streetlights" series reminds the reader to be a good friend.
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Stinson does a superb job in allowing readers to observe a wide range of feelings as experienced through her characters....(and) in keeping the reader intrigued and in suspense throughout this book. While delivering an enjoyable read, Stinson adds depth to her story by touching on the values of friendship and trust."
CM Magazine
"Stinson does a superb job in allowing readers to observe a wide range of feelings as experienced through her characters....(and) in keeping the reader intrigued and in suspense throughout this book. While delivering an enjoyable read, Stinson adds depth to her story by touching on the values of friendship and trust."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781459403956
Publisher:
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2014
Series:
Lorimer Streetlights
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
File size:
299 KB
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

KATHY STINSON is one of Canada's foremost authors for young people. Over the past 25 years, she has published acclaimed books in virtually every genre, including Canadian classics such as Red is Best, Big or Little, The Bare Naked Book, and the Pebble Creek series, as well as more recent hits, including the Marie-Claire volumes in the best-selling Our Canadian Girl historical fiction series and the provocative young adult novel Becoming Ruby, which was nominated for a White Pine Award. Kathy lives in Rockwood, ON, with her partner, children's book editor and writing teacher, Peter Carver.

KATHY STINSON is one of Canada's foremost authors for young people. Over the past 25 years, she has published acclaimed books in virtually every genre, including Canadian classics such as Red is Best, Big or Little, The Bare Naked Book, and the Pebble Creek series, as well as more recent hits, including the Marie-Claire volumes in the best-selling Our Canadian Girl historical fiction series and the provocative young adult novel Becoming Ruby, which was nominated for a White Pine Award. Kathy lives in Rockwood, ON, with her partner, children's book editor and writing teacher, Peter Carver.

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