Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Book of the week ~ March 13, 2014

The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

by Octavia Spencer
Illustrator Vivienne To

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | October 15, 2013

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Hardcover Edition CDN$12.99

Kindle Edition CDN$11.99

Meet Randi Rhodes, the world’s first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful 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.

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 in 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?

This is a charming book for young teenager. The characters are well-developed; it has entertaining plot twists, and end-of-chapter ninja activities for the adventurous.

Although I am well beyond being a young teenager, I cannot

wait for the next adventure.

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