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A Thief at the National Zoo

by Ron Roy

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This early chapter book is part of the Capital Mysteries series of books. KC and Marshall are at the National Zoo, playing with the two new tiger cubs. There are a wealthy family from China that is bringing their Tiger's Eye to lend to the Zoo to help raise money to save the tigers in the wild. At the banquet, the power goes out and the Tiger's Eye goes missing. Through their problem solving and dedicative work KC and Marshall reenact the night of the crime to see if they can figure out who did it and where the treasure went. For me, this was a very entertaining book with just the right amount of dialog and action.

This is a great book to have in the classroom for children's independent reading time. This will take them multiple session to read through the whole book, but this will captivate their attention. Between the baby tigers, and the mystery of the missing jewels to how the kids solved the crime, this is a very enjoyable book. This is a great option for building children's stamina for reading. ( )
  zsvandyk | Apr 30, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375848045, Paperback)

It’s a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!

A Thief at the National Zoo
 
In the ninth book of the Capital Mysteries—an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.—KC and Marshall are helping out with the baby tigers at the National Zoo when they meet a new friend, Sunwoo, from China. Sunwoo's father is lending the zoo a precious jewel caled the Tiger's Eye to raise money for endangered tigers. But during the zoo's big party, the lights suddenly go out. And when they're turned back on, the jewel is missing! Who stole the Tiger's Eye? And how did someone sneak it out of a room with no windows and a guarded door?
 
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!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:44 -0400)

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KC and Marshall investigate the theft of a precious emerald, brought by representatives of the Chinese government to bring luck to two baby tigers born at the National Zoo.

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