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The Resource Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery, by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce ; illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery, by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce ; illustrated by Sophie Escabasse

Label
Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery
Title
Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery
Statement of responsibility
by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce ; illustrated by Sophie Escabasse
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What does the long-deceased Serafina Winslow have to do with the disappearance of a valuable locket? Leave it to the Spotlight Club to dig up the answers!"--
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Review
After a long hiatus, the Spotlight Club Mysteries return with a new posthumous entry and a paperback reprint of another. Blond siblings Cindy and Jay, of indeterminate age, and their neighbor Dexter, distinct mainly because he wears glasses, solve mysteries together in a fictional town so mild it could be a Beverly Cleary setting. However, whereas the physical safety of Klickitat Street exists to highlight emotional and developmental depth, Parry and Pierce's town--Kenoska--houses whodunits (or what-is-its) that characters easily glide through, enthusiastic but free from disputes or sweat. In this world, adult strangers are no actual threat, and a child can pick up prescription medication. (In contrast, kid-made gravestone rubbings sell for $15 apiece. Really?) The kids bike around town between home and the cemetery, earning money to save a museum and forging connections among a wrought-iron bench, a missing locket, feuding adult sisters and a long-dead artist. Answers are too thin, results too perfect. A second title, publishing simultaneously, Mystery of the Bewitched Bookmobile, offers a bit more meat and interest--climbing into a bookmobile in the dark; decoding a painted sign--but feels even more dated due to old-fashioned telephone numbers and a librarian (Cindy's role model) who wants nothing more than to be asked on a date. White bread. Consider Jane O'Connor's Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth (2012) instead. (Mystery. 7-10)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2013)
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10174082
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heide, Florence Parry
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 580L
  • Decoding demand: 92 (very high)
  • Semantic demand: 100 (very high)
  • Syntactic demand: 89 (very high)
  • Structure demand: 86 (very high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Reading level
4.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pierce, Roxanne Heide
  • Escabasse, Sophie
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Spotlight Club mysteries
Series volume
0016
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cemeteries
  • Clubs
  • Cemeteries
  • Clubs
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery, by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce ; illustrated by Sophie Escabasse
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
983232
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9780807576953
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012032690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807576953
  • (OCoLC)809925996
Label
Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery, by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce ; illustrated by Sophie Escabasse
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
983232
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9780807576953
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012032690
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807576953
  • (OCoLC)809925996

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