The Mystery of the Gold Coin (Greetings from Somewhere #1) (Paperback)

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By Harper Paris, Marcos Calo (Illustrator)
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The first of an middle reader series that introduces 8-year-old twins, Ethan and Ella Briar, our young detectives. When their mother receives a job offer that will require the family to travel all over the world, the twins are less than thrilled, but they start packing their things. In all the chaos on moving day, and before having to board a jet later that afternoon, Ethan realizes he's misplaced his favorite gold coin - the one his grandfather gave him. It's a race against the clock to solve the mystery of the gold coin. Each later installment in this series is set in a different worldwide location, providing lots of fun adventures and knowledge to young readers! Highly recommended! - McKenna

Recommended Age: 5-7

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In the first book of this new chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure, twins Ethan and Ella must find a missing coin before they move away from their hometown!

When Ethan and Ella learn that their mother has accepted the position of travel writer for The Brookeston Times, they are not happy. Move away from Brookeston? Say good-bye to all their friends? What could be worse? Their mom and dad promise them that this will be a great experience, but that doesn’t make the kids feel any better.

The day before they are set to leave, their beloved Grandpa Harry stops by. As a gift, he gives Ella a pretty journal since he knows she loves to write, and he gives Ethan a gold coin that Ethan decides he will always keep in his pocket. But the morning of their departure, Ethan realizes he's lost the coin! Together, he and Ella must retrace their steps from the day before. Will they solve the mystery of the missing coin before it’s time to head to the airport?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

About the Author

Harper Paris loves to travel. Her favorite cities in the world are Paris (like her name!) and New York City. She has collected many souvenirs on her travels, including a good-luck coin from Japan and a reindeer-horn pendant from Sweden. She also loves mysteries. When she was a kid, she read Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books after bedtime with a flashlight. She now lives with her family (including two cats and a bunny, who are not good travelers) in Ithaca, New York.

Marcos Calo has worked as a professional artist for more than fourteen years. He has worked in different fields including illustration, animation, and comic books. He lives with his wife and daughter in A Coruña, a small Spanish town by the seaside.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442497184
ISBN-10: 1442497181
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication Date: January 7th, 2014
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Greetings from Somewhere