Curious Cases: True Crime for Kids: Hijinks, Heists, Mysteries, and More

Curious Cases: True Crime for Kids: Hijinks, Heists, Mysteries, and More

by Rebecca Valley
Curious Cases: True Crime for Kids: Hijinks, Heists, Mysteries, and More

Curious Cases: True Crime for Kids: Hijinks, Heists, Mysteries, and More

by Rebecca Valley

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Overview

Introduce middle-grade readers to the intriguing and exciting history of true crime, including capers, stories, unsolved crimes, daring escapes, famous art heists, and much more, in this first-ever true crime book specifically for kids.

True crime is a genre that captures readers of all ages, but oftentimes the stories are too intense—even for kids who love spooky books and movies. Curious Cases: True Crime for Kids presents a slew of fascinating stories that are all age-appropriate, including:

-The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft

-The cold case of D. B. Cooper

-The disappearance of Masterpiece the poodle

-Two brothers' cunning escape from Alcatraz

-Sherlock Holmes and the Fairy Photographs

-Real-life Ghostbusters

-and much more!

Plus, kids will love the breakdowns of some of the most iconic pop culture detectives and mystery writers like Agatha Christie. The book even includes some fun forensic science activities that kids can do at home to help them better understand how evidence is found and how mysteries can be solved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646043491
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 07/19/2022
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 180,860
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rebecca Valley is a former middle school librarian, a current freelance curriculum author, and an award-winning writer. She lives in Cambridge, Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What Detectives Do v

A Timeline of Forensic Science vii

Part 1 Curious Cases 1

Chapter 1 The Disappearance Of Masterpiece the Poodle 2

Chapter 2 A Thief in the Dutch Room 9

Chapter 3 The Real Ghost Busters 18

Chapter 4 The Case of the Missing Feathers 25

Chapter 5 Escaping Alcatraz 36

Chapter 6 The Search for Agatha Christie 45

Chapter 7 Sherlock Holmes and the Fairy Photographs 53

Chapter 8 Who Was D.B. Cooper? 60

Chapter 9 The Phoenix Lights 70

Chapter 10 Footprints in the Sand 78

Chapter 11 Seeing Lincoln's Ghost 86

Chapter 12 The Woman with All the Numbers 94

Chapter 13 Hackers: How a Fifteen-Year-Old Shut Down Nasa 101

Chapter 14 The Reign of the Pirate Queen 108

Chapter 15 What We Can Learn from Bones 115

Part 2 The Detective's Handbook 122

Identifying Suspects with Fingerprint Analysis 123

The Art of Eavesdropping 126

How to Write Your Own True Crime Story 128

True Crime Teacher's Guide 131

Notes 139

Acknowledgments 150

About the Author 150

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