Spotlight Club: Mystery of the Bewitched Bookmobile

Spotlight Club: Mystery of the Bewitched Bookmobile

by Florence Parry Heide, Roxanne Heide Pierce, Sophie Escabasse, Seymour Fleishman
     
 

The Spotlight Clubbers are helping out at the local bookmobile and they have a mystery to solve. "'This is our mystery so far,' said Cindy. And she read: 1. P. Nelson Edward. He said he doesn't know Olga Ratchett. But he does. And she is very mad at him. Why? It has something to do with the time. Was he late? For what? 2. Olga Rachett. Why was she angry with P

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The Spotlight Clubbers are helping out at the local bookmobile and they have a mystery to solve. "'This is our mystery so far,' said Cindy. And she read: 1. P. Nelson Edward. He said he doesn't know Olga Ratchett. But he does. And she is very mad at him. Why? It has something to do with the time. Was he late? For what? 2. Olga Rachett. Why was she angry with P. Nelson? Why was she so upset about the bookmobile being closed early? 3. The man with the silver cane. Why was he angry at Olga Ratchett? What did he write down? Was it something about the bookmobile? Or the sign?" And now, someone has broken into the bookmobile. The Spotlight Clubbers are on the case to find out who--and why!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Lampert-Rudman
The "Spotlight Club Mysteries," recently published in paperback, were originally written by mother and daughter co-authors, and this latest book is published posthumously following Florence Parry Heide's passing. Aspiring librarian Cindy Temple, Bookmobile Librarian Terri, and Dexter and Jay search for clues to try to find out who in their sleepy town wants a library book "enough to climb in through a skylight." Remembering the "Usher Rule"—suspecting the people they like as well as those they do not, the troupe has to determine if the bookmobile is bewitched—and if a ghost is causing all the trouble, if it is "magic" (a magic show enters into the story), if it is safe to venture inside a dark bookmobile, or if it is something that they should stay away from. Wholesome and dated, but quick-paced, the book will appeal to reluctant readers. Illustrations throughout by Seymour Fleishman help move the eleven chapter book along. Part of the "Spotlight Club Mystery" series from Albert Whitman & Company. Reviewer: Debra Lampert-Rudman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807576854
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Series:
Spotlight Club Mysteries
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
440L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Florence Parry Heide worked in advertising and public relations, but is best known for her many award-winning and best-selling books for children, including The Spotlight Club series and Some Things Are Scary. Florence Parry Heide passed away in 2011.

Roxanne Heide Pierce co-authored many books with her mother, Florence Parry Heide, including The Spotlight Club series and Always Listen to Your Mother. She passed away in 2012.

Sophie Escabasse has worked on diverse projects, mainly as an art director, graphic designer, and illustrator. She lives in France.

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