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The Quicksand Question

by Ron Roy

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Someone in Green Lawn has stolen the duck bank filled with money to create a bridge for the town ducks. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose return to help the police catch the thief.

The short chapters, often ending with cliffhangers, will keep young readers turning the pages, as they try to put together the clues the three protagonists collect. The stakes are high enough that readers feel an urgency, but not so high that the book will cause fear or anxiety. The simplistic characterization of Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose may bore parents, but it allows children to identify something about each character and remember their traits from book to book in the series.

A to Z mysteries provide a starting place for children ready to make the transition into reading chapter books on their own. Recommended. ( )
  ejmeloche | Nov 11, 2012 |
I liked the book because it was about quicksand and a firefighter. He was a Seal in the army and he knew a ton about quicksand. There was a very weird piece of wood with letters ET CO on it. It was a very, very cool mystery. ( )
  skeeterbo | Oct 31, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 037580272X, Paperback)

Don’t miss A to Z Mysteries—alphabetic adventures that are full of thrills, chills, and cases to crack!
 
Q is for Quicksand...
 
In the seventeenth book of the A to Z Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring strong boy and girl characters—everyone in Green Lawn is in a quake about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. Just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. But to catch their quarry, the kids will have to go wading... through quicksand!
 
Each book includes a map and a letter from the author. 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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When someone steals the money the town has been collecting to help the ducks, Josh and his friends try to find the thief.

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