The Mystery of Biltmore House (Real Kids, Real Places)
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The Mystery of Biltmore House (Carole Marsh Mysteries: Real Kids, Real Places #1)

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In 1981, Carole Marsh (a real author) took four real kids to the famous Biltmore House in Ashville, NC. They went to learn about G. W. Vanderbilt. the Vicortian Era, O. Henry and more.

There was only one little problem...

First one kid dissappeaared. Then another! Then, so did a priceless antique chess set!

There was the creepy Halloween room, the very scary basement, the eer

Paperback, 150 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Gallopade International (first published January 1st 1994)
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Never figured out which child was who. The four names were interchangeable to me even though two were girls and two were boys. Further adds to the confusion was the page with photos explaining who the kids were in real life years ago. The book did make me want to visit the biltmore house as it sounds fabulous, so very descriptive setting. It seems like the rest of the series has some other characters, some the same as this book and some additional new characters so that there will always be four...more
Great idea for a mystery for younger children poor execution. One note; I would give parents, whose child might want to read this book, a caveat regarding one scary part where the children get into a car with a stranger.
Cute, not too scary, fun and educational all at once. I'm going to start buying these on ebay for the kids. They're gender-neutral so they should both enjoy them. I didn't notice any really tough vocab in there but there was a glossary at the end. Sam had never heard of The Biltmore House, so this might not have been the best first choice, but there are other ones in Disney, Hershey, NYC, etc.

The part that they got on the truck, and instead of going to the farm they went to a road that was off limits to public creeped me out when the three in the back screamed , and
When the driver came back Stacy (a character) saw the grape stain and thought it was blood. Gave me the heebie jeebies.
I read this book along time ago in grade 5. It scared me the frist time i read it because we just finnshd it before we had to go to the Biltmore house. because i saw a man that no one else saw and then he disappered to somewhere we couldn't go.
This book was a fun, really quick read. It is on our elementary list for Battle of the Books, which is why I read it. I like how the author incorporates a real place into her mystery. I will have to read more from the series.
Oct 10, 2011 Kari rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kari by: Michelle Smietana
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I know it's a kid's book, but it added a new dimension to my experience at the estate. Terrific story. I am bidding on more Carole Marsh mysteries on Ebay.
Good book.....
So much information about Biltmore house!
When my mom read me this book we coudn't put it down
Fun light kids read. Makes me think of my second home, NC.
This was a very good book.
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Carole Marsh is a children's author and the founder of Gallopade International, a children’s book publishing company headquartered in Peachtree City, GA. Marsh writes mystery fiction in addition to works of non-fiction for children. Initially she self-published under the imprint Gallopade Publishing Group, which she founded in 1979; today Gallopade International is a major small publisher based in...more
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