Monday, April 14, 2014

THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLD COIN by Harper Paris (Greetings from Somewhere series)

The Mystery of the Gold Coin

Ethan and Ella's mom has taken a job as a travel writer, so their family is packing up their house to live "on the road." Ethan and Ella aren't convinced this will be the adventure their parents think it will be. Before they even finish packing, though, Ethan loses his farewell gift from his beloved grandfather. The twins take one last trip around town to solve The Mystery of the Gold Coin.

This is the first book in this new series that feels like a good fit for kids just starting to enjoy chapter books. The premise means the author can take the kids to all sorts of different settings for each story, which can keep the interest up. Likable characters with realistic reluctance about their new life. I can already picture some students who might enjoy this series! Pictures of other books in the series are posted below. Books one and two are out now, book three comes out in May, and book 4 will release in August.

3 out of 5 stars
No AR level at this time

The Mystery of the Mosaic   The Mystery of the Stolen Painting   The Mystery in the Forbidden City

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