The Missing Marlin by David A. Kelly. A Ballpark Mystery.
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 2014
List Price: $4.99
Review: Is it a baseball? No, it's a fish. No it's a baseball fish! . This book The Ballpark Mysteries by David A. Kelly is about two detectives trying to find many of their uncle's missing fish. Can they do it?
In the Missing Marlin, Mike and Kate go to visit their Uncle Oliver in Florida, but something has gone wrong! Special fish have gone missing, and Kate says she saw a rare turtle. Is Uncle Oliver doing it, or is it a smuggler? Read the book to find out. In The Missing Marlin you will find a mystery followed by an adventure and you might pick up some tips on how to solve a mystery along the way.
The Missing Marlin is for 6-10 year olds because many kids start reading chapter books at this age, and this book is not too difficult and not too easy. The author states right at the start where the story takes place; this can help kids imagine the book in their heads, which will definitely make the child more interested in reading the book. For example this is from page one: His freckles stood out even more in the Florida sun. The book is written in third person, so you know how everyone feels - not just the main character. The book can teach many kids that even though they are young, they can still do anything, let alone solve a mystery! So if you're looking for a short but fun mystery or your first chapter book, this book is the one for you.
Review written by Jacob (6th grade student).
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