A Thief at the National Zoo (Capital Mysteries Series #9)

A Thief at the National Zoo (Capital Mysteries Series #9)

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by Ron Roy, Timothy Bush
     
 

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It’s a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!

A Thief at the National Zoo
 
In the ninth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.—KC and Marshall are helping out with the baby tigers at the

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It’s a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!

A Thief at the National Zoo
 
In the ninth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.—KC and Marshall are helping out with the baby tigers at the National Zoo when they meet a new friend, Sunwoo, from China. Sunwoo's father is lending the zoo a precious jewel caled the Tiger's Eye to raise money for endangered tigers. But during the zoo's big party, the lights suddenly go out. And when they're turned back on, the jewel is missing! Who stole the Tiger's Eye? And how did someone sneak it out of a room with no windows and a guarded door?
 
Each book highlights one of the famous museums, buildings, or monuments from the Washington area and includes a map and a two-page fun fact spread with photographs. Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who love mysteries!




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Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 7 to 10.

Our young detectives, KC and Marshall, find themselves behind bars as they search for clues to solve their latest case in the book, A Thief at the National Zoo. While helping with baby tigers, KC and Marshall meet Sunwoo and her father Mr. Chu who is lending a precious jewel called the Tiger's Eye to the National Zoo. They hope this exhibit raises awareness and money for the endangered tigers. While on display in a crowded room, the lights blink and the gem disappears without a trace. The children discover three things: KC is not allergic to tigers but to pepper; someone bumped KC when the lighters were out; and that there had to be two thieves. The children use these clues to figure out how to save Mr. Tutu from going to jail for a crime he may not have committed. The author, Ron Roy, has a gift for creating puzzling mysteries written with simple plots and vocabulary. KC and Marshall come across as average young people who utilize all their intuitive abilities. The best part of this book is that the reader feels like they are a part of solving the crime as each clue presents itself. Even though a zoo can be a boring setting, Ron Roy adds excitement to this, and the reader learns about endangered animals and the great things that the real National Zoo is doing to protect animals from extinction. Look for other books in the "Capital Mysteries" series where more then politics happens in our nation's capital. Reviewer: Julia Beiker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307498267
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM) , #9
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
505,269
File size:
4 MB
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, Capital Mysteries, and Calendar Mysteries. When not working on a new book in his Connecticut home, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. Visit him online at RonRoy.com.

TIMOTHY BUSH is a writer-illustrator with many children’s projects to his credit. He lives in New York City, New York.


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Thief at the National Zoo 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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This is an awsome book!I read this book at my school library.It was the only Capital Mystery and I got it.
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