While in New York City on a field trip, Sam Archer and her friends find themselves immersed in a run of crimes at sightseeing locations.
About the Author
Steve Brezenoff is the author of more than fifty middle-grade chapter books, including the Field Trip Mysteries series, the Ravens Pass series of thrillers, and the Return to the Titanic series. He's also written three young-adult novels, Guy in Real Life; Brooklyn, Burning; and The Absolute Value of -1. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, cycling, and cooking. Steve lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Beth, and their son and daughter. .
Table of Contents
My report The hotel A girl A missing planet? Catching some Z's Anton's alibi Caught! Lady in the harbor The game is up The long goodbye.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sixth-grader Samantha ("Sam") and her friends have an opportunity to solve a mystery while on a school field trip to NYC - who is stealing items from famous sightseeing locations?While the characters in the story are 6th graders, the reading level of this book is much lower - a low 3rd grade level. While this seems to be an attempt at high interest/low reading level, the cover and tone of the story isn't very high interest. I'm selecting books for a 3rd-5th grade book club, and I'm pretty sure the older girls will find this childish.However, for a 3rd grade crowd, this would be interesting - following along while Sam and her friends solve the mystery (complete with a red herring, though that term isn't used), knowing these are 6th graders, might make it more fun for them.I'd give this to on level 2nd and 3rd grade readers, or to younger kids with a higher reading level, especially those precocious K-1st grade readers.Ages 008-011.RL: 2.4.Guided Reading Level: N.