The Mystery Of Martello Tower

Summary:

Summer vacation finally arrived for the Frump kids, Hazel (12) and Ned (9). They have beeen away at Boarding School and have been loooking forward to a relaxed and fun- filled summer with family and friends. Unfortunately, that’s not how things developed. No sooner had they returned home when their father, an art dealer, disappeared. Hazel and Ned begin to investigate the disappearance when they find out that their father is in jail in Turkey. What in the world is going on? Something is terribly amiss. Can anyone help Hazel and Ned find their father?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers are immediately engrossed in this fast-paced story that matches Nancy Drew mysteries in quality.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Parent Reaction

From the outset, the reader is immediately and convincingly caught up in this story. The pace is quick. The characters are believable and the adventures are unique. The author of this book has provided a recipe for an extraordinary and enjoyable read.

Type of Book:
This upper elementary novel is a mystery where a brother and sister are the detectives.
Educational Themes:

This is a mystery/adventure story. The target audience is the pre-teen set. It is exceptionally well written and professionally crafted. Books of this quality help develop and sustain long term interest in reading.

Reading Level:
4.4
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 14
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 12
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. A little bit of mystery, a little bit of fantasy, a little bit of wackiness, a little bit of magic and a whole lot of imagination make this an extraordinarily enjoyable and wholesome reading experience.

Title The Mystery of Martello Tower
Author Jennifer Lanthier
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
ISBN 9780061257124
Material Hard Cover
Cost $7.99
Genres Adventure, Mystery, Humor, Coming Of Age
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