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Overview

It’s a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!
 
Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb? 
 
In the fifth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.—it's party time in Washington, D.C.! The president is planning a celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in honor of the man who sculpted the famous statue of Abraham Lincoln. But KC and Marshall notice one small problem - one of the thumbs has broken off the statue! Has someone stolen Lincoln's thumb? Can KC and Marshall find it before the celebration?
 
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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Being a lover of the mystery genre, it always gives me pleasure to read a mystery for children. A big celebration is going to take place at the White House honoring the sculptor who carved the Lincoln Memorial. The two protagonists, KC and Marshall, share equal talent for solving the mystery. KC's step-father happens to be the President of the United States, and being KC's best friend, Marshall spends a great deal of time hanging out there. On the morning of the celebration, a man and woman were standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial taking pictures and the man noticed that the thumb on the hand of the sculpture was missing. KC and Marshall begin their investigation. They notice that there is a red mark on the place where the thumb used to be. With logical deduction, the two narrow the possible thieves down to three people. I do not want to give hints away, as the readers needs to come to their own conclusion as to who is the guilty party. This is where I must say that there is one shortcoming in this book: the President's daughter and her friend roamed areas of Washington with no security guards. Nevertheless, this particular mystery has many excellent features that override the negative. The illustrations found throughout the book are great and add enjoyment to the mystery. On the first two pages of the book, the author presents a map with illustrations pointing out all the important locations that KC and Marshall go to gather evidence. The author is very adept in presenting clues to the reader that honestly make a good case for each suspect to possibly be guilty. It does have a surprise ending. At the end of the book is a section called "Did You Know," giving interesting facts aboutLincoln and the Lincoln Memorial. This high-interest, low-level book is number five in the "Capital Mysteries" series. I do highly recommend this mystery. 2005, Random House, Ages 6 to 8.
—Kathie M. Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375925580
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/27/2005
  • Series: Capital Mysteries Series , #5
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.29 (w) x 7.89 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb?-Ron Roy and Timothy Bush

    In "Who Broke Lincoln's Thumb?", KC and Marshall are in the park. The president is planning a special celebration in honor of the man who built the Lincoln Memorial. KC and Marshall are staring up at the great statue of Lincoln when a man next to them suddenly notices that Lincoln's left thumb is missing! KC and Marshall spend the entire afternoon trying to find it before the celebration starts. Will they find out who broke Lincoln's thumb? Or will the celebration be ruined?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

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    Awsome!!!!!!!"""!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    AWESOME

    I LOVE this series!

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    Good?

    Is it good for a third grader?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    wonderful book series

    My 6 year old son (first grade) loves the Capital Mysteries book series. I know that some of his friends love them as well. They keep his interest very well. He especially liked this book because he loves A. Lincoln. We recently took a trip to Washington D.C. and he couldn't wait to see if Lincoln had his thumb or not. ;-) They are a great set to help get him familiar and interested in Washington D.C.!

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    I love this book. I love this book

    Great book for third grade and higher grades.

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