HAPPY CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK!
Hey did anyone notice I am getting super close to my Accelerated Reader record? 😉
Think I’ll make it? I only have 2 days left!
Enough of this silliness! On to my review!
The Mystery of the Missing Ming: Cedar Creek Mystery Book Two
by Anne Loader McGee
158 pages – ages 8+
Published by Vendera Publishing on January 2, 2014
Summary – 13 year-old Mallory thought she had her work cut out for her when she solved The Mystery at Marlatt Manor. Now she’s faced with solving the case of a missing Ming vase worth a ton of money that the town’s elderly librarian is accused of stealing years and years ago! Mallory knows the librarian is innocent and sets out to prove it. With the help of her friend Kyle and her spunky (don’t call me grandma) grandmother, Aggie, the super-sleuth faces danger, skeptical policemen, and a ghostly war plane to uncover the truth.
What I thought – What I thought was I had the mystery figured out from the beginning – and I was so wrong. 😉 As I read the first part of the book I thought “ho-hum” no-brainer what’s going on here. But, then the story got deeper and deeper and I totally got it wrong! How fun! Ms. McGee wrote a great mystery that kept me guessing. I liked this book (the second in the series) even more than the first. To read my review of the first book in this series, The Mystery at Marlatt Manor, click HERE. Ms. McGee’s writing style is very kid-friendly and it still gives a great adventurous story that kids will love. The book is perfect for young advanced readers looking for a good mystery and a story that’s more involved. The characters are developed really well and you get to know a lot about them in the book’s 158 pages. I love Ms. McGee’s descriptive writing style that really makes the story come to life. As a bonus, there is a section in the back of the book explaining the history of the Ming Dynasty and why a Ming vase would be so valuable.
To learn more about Ms. McGee and her other books, please visit her website by clicking HERE.
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