The Case of the Time-capsule Bandit

The Case of the Time-capsule Bandit

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Meet Randi Rhodes, the world's first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this "assured, entertaining whodunit" ( Publishers Weekly ), a 2014 IndieNext pick and the first in a new middle grade series from Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder's Day Festival. But the festival's main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town's treasure, has gone missing.

Twelve-year-old Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee-inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect.

They have three days to find the treasure...the future of their whole town is at stake! Will these kids be able to save the day?
Edition: PB
ISBN: 9781442476820

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gamerdude5
Feb 25, 2019

preety good

This is now one of my favorite celebrity-written books for kids and I don't generally enjoy books written by celebrities. It is an engaging mystery that celebrates teamwork and perseverance without feeling too preachy and has likeable, realistic characters, each with their own challenges. The author narrates the audiobook, also something I don't generally enjoy, but Spencer pulls it off. A good choice for grades 4-6, boys and girls alike.

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joywolf83
Jan 23, 2014

Girl who just lost mother moves to small-town and tries to solve a mystery. She makes friends with a Spanish hard of hearing boy. It's a genuine mystery with action and lively characters. There was enough intrigue and suspects where you could try to figure it out yourself or just sit back and enjoy. Also a side plot was her relationship with her father which had to be adjusted now with her mom gone. This is a good solid read especially for girls, since she is so confident. It's written by Octavia Spencer (who was in the movie the help) and is another good strong role model especially for young black girls.

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