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The Case of the Runaway Dog (Jigsaw Jones Mystery #7)

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  129 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Jigsaw's dog Rags is missing! It's the most important case yet for super-sleuths Jigsaw and Mila.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Scholastic (first published April 1st 1999)
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Sep 08, 2009 Chak rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid
I wish there was a higher star rating (maybe I just rate too high in general), but this one was one of the best Jigsaw Jones books we've read. It deals with Jigsaw losing his dog and the pain that caused him (don't worry, he is found!). The part that made it great for me was the character of this old man and how kind and generous Jigsaw and his family was toward him. It was very heartwarming, while still retaining its suspenseful mystery-solving.

Sep 24, 2009 F rated it really liked it
Purchased this for my grandson and me to read together. Kudos to Jigsaw's teacher for pointing out to Jigsaw (aka Theodore) that although he may be sad, he still has things he should be thankful for. On the minor downside of the book, I wondered why the author thought it was necessary to describe the dog pound lady as having a nose ring, since the intended reading audience is to be younger than eight years.
Rosa Cline
Oct 22, 2014 Rosa Cline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids, thanksgiving
This is book #7 of the Jigsaw Jones books, (although you don't have to read them in order to understand what happened before.) This (in my opinion) is one of the better ones I've read. I read them to my special needs teen age son and he usually enjoys them. Although this book had more pictures almost one per page which made it more interesting for him as a listener. That was SOOO nice... he was able to follow the story better than the others.

In this story Jigsaw (the young boy that is the detect
Apr 13, 2015 Twyla rated it it was amazing
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Sep 12, 2015 Kathy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvie-and-teen
My son (who is 4.5) wants a longer story at bedtime but still wants pictures. So I found this book at a used bookstore for $1.00. He was able to follow along with what was happening and liked the pictures. We would read a few chapters each night and he looked forward to the story each night that we read it.

This is a formulaic mystery story, but a good way to introduce the genre to young readers.
Aug 26, 2013 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children starting to read chapter books
This is the seventh book in the Jigsaw Jones series of mysteries by James Preller. The stories are short and entertaining, perfect for young elementary school-age children just starting to get into chapter books.

This story was fairly simple and straightforward, but we liked the plot and we loved the ending. I thought it was interesting that the mystery was Jigsaw's own, instead of one that he took on someone else's behalf. It was a fun story to read aloud and we enjoyed reading it together.

Julia B.
Nov 25, 2014 Julia B. rated it it was amazing
Oh no jig saw lost his dog rags in the park they find clues to help solve the mystery
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AR Quiz No. 34925 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: LG - BL: 3.1 - AR Pts: 1.0
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Feb 15, 2013 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Another great book by Preller, this one is different only in that instead of having a client, he is the client and he as to find his own dog. It's heart-warming and just a real good read.
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Mar 08, 2012 Johannes Kristian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-reading, 2012
good. I like cases.
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James Preller (born 1961) is the children's book author of the Jigsaw Jones Mysteries, which are published by Scholastic Corporation. He grew up in Wantagh, New York and went to college in Oneonta, New York. After graduating from college in 1983, James Preller was employed as a waiter for one year before being hired as a copywriter by Scholastic Corporation, where he was introduced (through their ...more
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