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...?ell, 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!
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by Michael D. Beil
by Michael D. Watkins
by Karen Kingsbury
by Pierce Brown
by Luanne Rice
by Ruth Rendell
by Lauraine Snelling
by Stephanie Grace Whitson
"Tai Ricci is terrific as Sophie, a New York City teen who, along with three girlfriends, unravels a long-forgotten scavenger hunt to find the legendary ring of Rocamadour, which is reputed to grant wishes. Donning the red blazer of their school uniform, the girls work together to decipher word puzzles and geometry equations, which lead them to their goal. Ricci provides a variety of strong voices for the many supporting characters. Her pitch and even pacing make it easy to keep up with the funny dialogue and follow the sometimes-confusing clues in this mystery adventure. The puzzles, written out in the print book, translate fairly well to the spoken word, but listeners may still want to check the print version to see them. L.A.C. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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