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The Wrigley Riddle (Ballpark Mysteries #6)

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Next up to the plate book #6 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!

Ivy-covered walls they're the most famous part of the Chicago Cubs' historic ballpark, Wrigley Field. Mike and Kate can't wait to get down on the field to see the ivy for themselves. But when they do, they're horrified to discover patches of the iv
Paperback, 105 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Random House (first published January 1st 2013)
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Mike and Kate are at Wrigley Field in Chicago when Mrs. Hopkins, Kate's mom does some research for an interview. They learn about a mysterious treasure that is supposedly hidden in the ivied walls of the famous old ballpark. Kate and Mike decide to try to solve the mystery and they think they've caught the thief red-handed. But, as with any kid mystery, things are not always what they appear to be at first. Rethinking the clues, they find that the culprit was right in front of them all the time. ...more
Dec 18, 2013 Jacoba rated it liked it
The Wrigley Riddle
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Book
Plot summary: During a visit to the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley field, cousins Mike and Kate investigate why someone has been tampering with the famous ivy vines growing on the outfield walls.
Considerations or precautions for readers advisory (strong language, sex, death, religious overtones, violence, etc.): No special considerations
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Recommended age: 2nd-3rd grade
May 18, 2013 Melissa rated it liked it
Received as one of the library winners for this signed edition, this is a definite purchase for my library early chapter book series shelves. The combination of baseball historical stadiums mixed with the suspense of mystery is sure to keep readers engaged. I really enjoyed the historical facts laced throughout the story and followed up with dugout notes in the back of the book explaining some of the significance of the ballpark traditions and superstitions that are part of the experience. ...more
Elizabeth S
Aug 22, 2014 Elizabeth S rated it really liked it
This whole series is awesome fun, and the Wrigley entry is no exception. I've read lots of kids mystery series, and the Ballpark Mysteries are among the most plausible, interesting, and realistic. Plus there is fascinating baseball trivia and accurate descriptions of major-league ballparks. Keep writing 'em, Mr. Kelly!

(I received an autographed copy of this book through a goodreads giveaway, as well as some fun memorabilia. Thank you!!!)
Mary Davis
Jul 02, 2016 Mary Davis rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway and after reading it myself I passed it along to my grandson who is 7 years old. He loved it and is hinting that he would appreciate reading other books in the series. Any young baseball fan would love these. I especially like reading really interesting information about Wrigley Field.
Karla Talbot
Jun 16, 2013 Karla Talbot rated it really liked it
Great early chapter book. The book integrates the traditions of the Cubs and Wrigley Field into the plot. I'd like to have a look inside the scoreboard with Kate and Mike. Great book for baseball fans or an introduction to Chicago. This series should appeal to our Magic Treehouse fans.
Robin Le duc
Feb 27, 2014 Robin Le duc rated it really liked it
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A fun read for transitional readers--- a chapter book for baseball fans- boys or girls. Nice Wrigley references and descriptions...
May 24, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
Cute mystery, a bit of baseball history (about the best team ever), what more could you ask for? :)
Mar 24, 2013 Cynthia rated it really liked it
A very good kids book. I received this book free from Goodreads and gave it to my grandchildren ages 6 and 9 and both liked it.
Feb 23, 2015 Nathaniel rated it really liked it
I liked it and someone's cutting down the ivy in the Cub's ballpark and there's also a riddle. Why people are cutting it down is because of a riddle that Kate solves.
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Oct 05, 2016 Lori rated it it was amazing
Excellent reading for pre teens. Historical fact of baseball in Chicago. Wonderful mystery plot.
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this book had a neat twist to its ending
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I liked it. I would have rated it 3 1/2 if I could.
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David A. Kelly is an established book, magazine, and newspaper writer who has written for a wide variety of outlets, including: Author, Babe Ruth and the Baseball Curse, Random House, Spring, 2009, Ballpark Mystery Series, Random House, Spring, 2011; Contributor, The New York Times "Practical Guide to Practically Everything";- Travel writer, New York Times, Boston Globe, New York Post, Chicago ...more
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