The Ring of Rocamadour (The Red Blazer Girls Series #1)

The Ring of Rocamadour (The Red Blazer Girls Series #1)

by Michael D. Beil
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The Ring of Rocamadour (The Red Blazer Girls Series #1) by Michael D. Beil

The perfect series for kids who loved THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more mysteries!

Edgar Award Nominee for Best Mystery!

"With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior math skills, The Red Blazer Girls represent the best of girl-detectives while still feeling relatable and real. Nancy Drew would be right at home with this group." -- Huffington Post's 15 Greatest Kid Detectives List

It all began with The Scream. And ended with . . . well, if we told you that, it wouldn’t be a mystery! But in between The Scream and The Very Surprising Ending, three friends find themselves on a scavenger hunt set up for a girl they never met, in search of a legendary ring reputed to grant wishes. Are these sleuths in school uniforms modern-day equivalents of Nancy, Harriet, or Scooby? Not really, they’re just three nice girls who decide to help out a weird lady, and end up hiding under tables, tackling word puzzles and geometry equations, and searching rather moldy storage rooms for “the stuff that dreams are made of” (that’s from an old detective movie). Oh, and there’s A Boy, who complicates things. As boys often do.

Intrigued? The Red Blazer Girls offers a fun, twisty adventure for those who love mystery, math (c’mon, admit it!), and a modest measure of mayhem.

Michael Beil, a New York City high school English teacher and life-long mystery fan, delivers a middle-grade caper that's perfect for middle-grade readers who have finished THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more advanced mysteries!


From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375891571
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/14/2009
Series: Red Blazer Girls Series , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 779,840
Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael D. Beil, an English teacher in a New York City high school, made his literary debut with this fun and brainy mystery. Its sequel, The Vanishing Violin, is also available from Knopf, and the third Red Blazer Girls novel is in the works.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Ring of Rocamadour (The Red Blazer Girls Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
cubicleblindnessKM More than 1 year ago
One day in class like any other day, Sophie looks out the window at school and thinks she sees a ghost in the window of the building next door and screams. She and her friends decide that during lunch they are going to investigate. They end up sneaking through the church and "breaking in" to the upper floors which connect the church to the adjacent building where the old Ms. Harriman resides. Ms Harriman of course finds them snooping and befriends them. Eventually Ms Harriman decides to send these girls on a quest to find a missing birthday present that her father and meant to pass on to her daughter before he passed. But sadly the first note with the clues on how to find the present had been stored in a book and left for 20 years. As the girls solve one clue it leads them to another clue. What I loved about this story is that the girls are hilarious. I found myself very amused with the dialogue and their reactions. They had me laughing in every chapter. The thing I found different in this book than others that are similar, is the way the clues are handled. The girls have to solve several types of problems, English, Math, etc. But the way that the book is written the girls explain the problems as they work through them. I of course would not have figured out these things on my own if I had to, but they all were very logical and interesting. I felt very accomplished when I found the answer to one of the clues before they did, then there was a twist I didn't see coming adding to my enjoyment of the puzzle. I was amazed the girls could figure out the very educational clues and seemed very advanced for their ages. (7th grade). I learned as I read and not only that, I found out new things that I want to continue exploring. For example I think I found a brand new interest in reading the classics, especially Dickens. There was even a chapter or two with math equations and you HAD to work out the problem to continue reading. (you will not be graded of course) and they walk you through the answer in the next chapter. With graphs as well as verbal explanations. I highly recommend these books, fantastic reads, very entertaining and enjoyable. I felt like I was one of their group and on a fantastic treasure hunt working through the clues along with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down
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Not only is the plot amazing, but the way the author writes really enhances the beauty of the book. The characters are all so funny. I hope the author keeps writing these because if he does I will certainly keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. About four seventh grade girls from an all giirls catholic school solving mysreries around new york city. Deviently for the mystery and code-crackers, but really a GREAT book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was very exciting book I thought and I would read it again anyday!
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LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE
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This book is really good. I love the humor and the things they talk about. Sometimes they curse in the book, as they do often. Also some of the math in the book is hard to understand. I skipped through the math a little. But the book is still really good.
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Great adventure mystery series. Author has a great concept here and keeps the story interesting from the beginning through to the end. I also like that he never dumbs down or condescends to the reader (unlike many other YA or children's writers). This book also has a good plot and coherent story, again unlike all too many recent books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, im a fantasy nut, and take it from me this book is AWESOME!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have twenty books to read and this is (so far) the best!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am seriously proud to call Mr.Biel my english teacher (even if it was 4 years ago).
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Abbey Marquess More than 1 year ago
This book was very well written. It is fresh and modern but, as a young catholic teen the young women. (even the intelligent) were using God's name in vain. That is a serious breaking of the commandments and a missed throw for the author. Very dissapointed that someone can offend a holy person and a religion like that. But don' t be fooled it is a dazzling book.
Steve Agatston More than 1 year ago
This is the cutest, funniest, totally true about teens book I have ever read!!!!
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TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
i luv this book its better than nancy drew!
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