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Calendar Mysteries #05: May Magic

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Publisher Comments:

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!

May is for Magic...

In the fifth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives - twins Bradly and Brian are celebrating Mother's Day by treating their mom to a hypnotist's show. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins' mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over - she even quacks! Bradley thinks his mom has been hypnotized into believing she's a duck! Can Bradley and Brian, with help from their friends Lucy and Nate, turn their mom back into their mom?

Parents, teachers, and librarians agree that these highly collectible chapter books are perfect for emerging readers and any kid who loves mysteries!

Synopsis:

In the fifth book of the Calendar Mysteries—a new early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives—twins Bradley and Brian Pinto are getting ready to celebrate Mother's Day by treating their mom to a show by Hypo, the world's greatest hypnotist. Brian hopes that if Hypo can hypnotize his mom into loving ducks, then she will let him raise ducks in their backyard. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins' mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over, and—could it be?—she quacks! Bradley thinks his mom has actually turned into a duck! How did this happen? Can Bradley and Brian, with help from their friends Lucy and Nate, turn their mom back into their mom?

About the Author

RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the bestselling A to Z Mysteries and Capital Mysteries. When not working on a new book in his Connecticut home, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books. Visit him online at RonRoy.com.

JOHN STEVEN GURNEY has illustrated many books for children, including the entire A to Z Mysteries series and Scholastic's popular Bailey School Kids series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375861116
Author:
Roy, Ron
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Gurney, John Steven
Author:
en
Author:
Gurney, John Steven
Author:
Gurney, John Stev
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Hypnotism
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Animals - Ducks, Geese, Etc.
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
calendar mysteries;mystery
Edition Description:
tm
Series:
A Stepping Stone Book(TM)
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
7.66 x 5.2 x .23 in .135 lb
Age Level:
06-09

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"Synopsis" by , In the fifth book of the Calendar Mysteries—a new early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings of the A to Z Mysteries detectives—twins Bradley and Brian Pinto are getting ready to celebrate Mother's Day by treating their mom to a show by Hypo, the world's greatest hypnotist. Brian hopes that if Hypo can hypnotize his mom into loving ducks, then she will let him raise ducks in their backyard. But when the Pinto family gets home from the show, the twins' mom starts acting strange. She splashes in the bathtub for hours, she leaves corn kernels all over, and—could it be?—she quacks! Bradley thinks his mom has actually turned into a duck! How did this happen? Can Bradley and Brian, with help from their friends Lucy and Nate, turn their mom back into their mom?
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