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The Case of the Graveyard Ghost

The Case of the Graveyard Ghost

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by Michele Torrey, Barbara Johansen Newman
     
 

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Who you gonna call to ghostbust a graveyard spook? Doyle and Fossey, that’s who! They’re on the job and ready to free a snobby girl from a tight situation, uncover the culprit who’s ruining some prize roses, nab a dangerous smuggler of rare animals, and of course…reveal the truth about that pesky ghost!

 

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Who you gonna call to ghostbust a graveyard spook? Doyle and Fossey, that’s who! They’re on the job and ready to free a snobby girl from a tight situation, uncover the culprit who’s ruining some prize roses, nab a dangerous smuggler of rare animals, and of course…reveal the truth about that pesky ghost!

 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Fifth-graders Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey use detective and science methods to solve a variety of cases told in two or three chapters apiece. Each story has a science activity tangentially related to the story. For instance, the detectives improbably use baking soda and vinegar to blast Sloane, a stuck-up snob, out of her laundry chute and the activity suggested is to blast a hardboiled egg out of a tube. The facetious stories feature snappy dialogue, every child's dream of supportive parents who supply transportation and equipment with perfect trust in their children, and two foils in Sloane and her pal Frisco. Scientific principles of reflections and capillary action plus ideas about codes and illegal wildlife trade are introduced in the mystery and explored in the back matter. More hip than the Einstein Anderson prototype on which they're based, these stories appeal to readers who don't mind a little hyperbole in the telling. It's not a Halloween collection as much as a ghost-and-mystery one. 2002, Dutton,
— Susan Hepler
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-In the third installment of this series, Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey continue to use their love of science to solve mysteries. The four cases presented here include the extraction of a classmate trapped in her laundry chute, the identification of who or what is menacing the annual Budding Botanists Junior Rose Club competition, the hair-raising revelation of the ghost of the Old Mossy Graveyard, and exposing the culprits involved in the illegal sale of rare Diamond Tipped Parrots. The fifth-grade detectives are aided by their parents and Nell's dog, Dr. Livingston. The end of the book presents activities and experiments for readers to pursue in their efforts to become junior science detectives. The stories move quickly, holding readers' interest. The resolutions are viable and the elements used to crack each case are based on scientific principles. The main characters are believable and thoroughly engaging. Pencil illustrations complement the tales. Early chapter-book readers will be enchanted with the deductive skills and humor of Doyle and Fossey, whose adventures will remind the readers of Cam Jansen and Einstein Anderson.-Linda B. Zeilstra, Skokie Public Library, IL Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781454904007
Publisher:
Sterling Children's Books
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Series:
Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives , #3
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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