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ISBN13: 9780545075664
ISBN10: 0545075661
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Publisher Comments:

A breakthrough new series from bestselling author Patrick Carman, featuring text and technology in an innovative new way.

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek . . . and Ryan and Sarah are trying to get to the heart of it. But after an eerie accident leaves Ryan housebound and forbidden to see Sarah, their investigation takes two tracks: Ryan records everything in his journal, while Sarah uses her videocam to search things out. . .and then email the clips for Ryan to see.

In a new, groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts — Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.

Review:

"In a much-anticipated 'multi-platform' mystery, Carman (the Land of Elyon series) tells of two small-town teens who go looking for trouble in an abandoned dredge once used to find gold. Presented as the journal of 15-year-old Ryan, the book is produced on ruled paper and in a font resembling handwriting; Ryan unfolds the details of the recent accident that has left him laid up with a broken leg. Periodically, Ryan receives e-mails from Sarah, his fellow sleuth, who is still hunting down clues about ghostly sightings at the dredge, and, armed with a video camera, is posting her findings on a Web site. (Readers can access the site with the passwords in the book.) The premise is more intriguing than the execution. Clues come slowly and don't keep the reader guessing so much as perplexed: Sarah's brief clips are just as much hair-twirling musings as plot-thickeners. Readers should know in advance what the otherwise enticing package does not make clear: this is the first in a series, and anyone expecting that it will end on anything but a cliff-hanger will be disappointed. Ages 9 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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firechicky, May 14, 2009 (view all comments by firechicky)
I'm very ready for the second book! Awesome!!!do we have an idea when the second book will be out?
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skeletoncreeksarah76, April 21, 2009 (view all comments by skeletoncreeksarah76)
All I know is there will be a second book but the next one is soooooo good!!! Better than this one! I repeat there will be a book 2! So be ready!!

-Sarah
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spsophie, March 31, 2009 (view all comments by spsophie)
I LOVE THIS BOOK! It is well written, interesting, captivating and suspensful. If there is a second book, I will read it right away! I love how you use the password from the book to watch the awesome video
clips, although I do prefer reading the book. When my mom first bought it, the book was for my little brother in second grade, but I took it and read it anyways. I can't wait to find out what happens to Ryan and Sarah!

Sophie P.S. Alberta Canada
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780545075664
Author:
Carman, Patrick
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Mysteries / Detective
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Skeleton Creek
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 144 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545075664 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a much-anticipated 'multi-platform' mystery, Carman (the Land of Elyon series) tells of two small-town teens who go looking for trouble in an abandoned dredge once used to find gold. Presented as the journal of 15-year-old Ryan, the book is produced on ruled paper and in a font resembling handwriting; Ryan unfolds the details of the recent accident that has left him laid up with a broken leg. Periodically, Ryan receives e-mails from Sarah, his fellow sleuth, who is still hunting down clues about ghostly sightings at the dredge, and, armed with a video camera, is posting her findings on a Web site. (Readers can access the site with the passwords in the book.) The premise is more intriguing than the execution. Clues come slowly and don't keep the reader guessing so much as perplexed: Sarah's brief clips are just as much hair-twirling musings as plot-thickeners. Readers should know in advance what the otherwise enticing package does not make clear: this is the first in a series, and anyone expecting that it will end on anything but a cliff-hanger will be disappointed. Ages 9 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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