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A Thief in the Theater: A Kit Mystery (American Girl Mysteries)

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Kit Kittredge spends a week of her summer vacation volunteering at the local theater--she wants to write a newspaper article about a play that's opening soon. It even stars famous actors from New York City! But behind the scenes, Kit and her friend Stirling discover more drama than they bargained for.
Set in Cincinnati in 1935.
Paperback, 177 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by American Girl Publishing Inc (first published 2008)
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Ashley Elliott
Mar 16, 2016 Ashley Elliott rated it it was amazing
Finally, after buying this in 2013 at the American Girl store in NYC, I finally have an excuse to read it for school - an awesome BYU writing course.

I've loved Kit's world ever since I got the doll when I was six. Walking back into it fifteen years later was amazing. I love the simplicity of the story, even though it was set in the tumultuous 1930's. I predicted the reveal about a third of the way though the book, but I still enjoyed it. Five stars because I'm so in love with Kit's world. No sha
Jul 05, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Great age appropriate mystery for my 10 year old! We enjoyed reading it together!
Elizabeth Long
Aug 11, 2013 Elizabeth Long rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
it was very good it was about kit and she has to find out who the thief is
Children's Literature Project
Kit Kittredge wants to write a newspaper article about how a play is made. Instead of the planned pay, A Midsummer Night's Dream, the theater plans to put on McBeth. Kit volunteers to work at the theater so she has a better idea of what goes into producing a play. As she is talking with the theater owner, someone bursts in and yells that someone has stolen the cash box. Kit and her friend, Stirling, help to solve the mystery. The American Girl books are typically historical fiction/mysteries and ...more
Apr 27, 2014 Tyra rated it really liked it
Shelves: alex-2014
This is our first in this series and Alex really liked it.
Jun 12, 2010 Jeff rated it liked it
This is a chapter book about Kit Kittredge. It is one in a series of American Girl mystery books. In this story, money is stolen from a theater and Kit eventually discovers that one of the actresses is the thief. By the end of the story, Kit helps to solve the mystery. This book is easy to read. The author is able to build suspense into the story that helps the reader stay interested. There aren't many words used that are difficult for the intended audience (10-11 years) to understand. I think g ...more
Mar 17, 2016 Sarah rated it liked it
Good mystery.
Jan 21, 2016 Hadley rated it really liked it
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Mar 14, 2010 Angela rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. Steve said it was impossible to finish it in two days. I finished it in less than an hour. But, this is why. I started reading it on Wednesday and then I read it on Sunday. It was really good. Steve said it was impossible, but I finished it. It was really good. Hopefully Steve will read it. I think he will really like it. A thief in the theater was really good.
Beth Moorhead
In 1935, the Federal Theatre Project gave jobs to unemployed actors, directors and stagehands across the country. It also created some of the most memorable theater of the 1930's and gave many Americans and opportunity to forget the cares of the day during the Great Depression. A great glimpse at live theater, and a touch of Shakespears' Macbeth and the superstitions associated with it.
Jun 03, 2009 Laura rated it liked it
Kit is a take-charge sort of girl, who doesn't let setbacks easily overtake her. I thought this book was fairly entertaining, and I was puzzled over who was the thief until they revealed it at the very end. I would probably recommend for fans of the Kit series.

*Taken from my book reviews blog:
Kit is a reporter for the children's page of the Cincinnati paper during the depression. She decides to write a column about the theater and works backstage during a performance of the cursed Scottish Play. After the box office receipts are stolen, she decides to investigate.

I really enjoyed Kit and her family and friends. This was an entertaining light mystery.
May 26, 2010 Jordanna rated it really liked it
Shelves: american-girl
Kit is working a newspaper place. There is a play in town. Kit decides to go to it for a newspaper article. She decides to also interview a few actors. But then they change the play. Kit and her friend Stirling help set up the new play. The play is supposed to be bad luck. Then bad things start happening. Can Kit and Stirling figure out what is going on?
Jun 15, 2010 Meg rated it it was amazing
this book is about Kit and her friend Stirling spending their time in a theater that summer. A lot of strange things are happening. Kit and Stirling are determined to find out who The Thief In The Theater is. " Who is it?" " Why did they do it?" This book is suspenseful.
We love Kit...but this book just isn't working for us. We are going to put it down for now.

The book is well written and the story line interesting enough - perhaps we are just not in the right mood right now.
Aug 06, 2009 Liv rated it liked it
Cute story with interesting info about theater during the Great Depression. Not the best mystery, but it was a nice read.
Jun 11, 2016 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ag-books, own
A great story for Kit filled with real mystery and history. Unexpected turns throughout and a great reveal. Loved it.
Aug 15, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Nice addition for Kit. I really love the inclusion of MacBeth and the MacBeth curse. Quite fun!
Dec 31, 2012 Emmy rated it it was amazing
I don't like to read but last year I read it and literally could not put it down!
Apr 28, 2009 Kathrine rated it liked it
I thought this book was Bo-ring at parts! But also weird at parts!
Mar 11, 2012 Kathryn rated it really liked it
This was interesting and funny.I think it was a good mystery.
Jaylene Harmon
Nov 28, 2012 Jaylene Harmon rated it liked it
I liked how the author puts a little bit of foreshadowing in it.
Aug 04, 2009 Emma rated it really liked it
these american girl mystery books are very well written
Nov 11, 2014 Elise rated it it was ok
This plot is WAY to easy to guess.
Jan 07, 2012 Amber rated it really liked it
So fun. Always so fun.
Jul 25, 2010 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any Kit fan
Shelves: mystery, adventure
Really cool Kit book!
Aug 20, 2008 Marianne rated it liked it
This was a fun mystery book.
Sheila Wilkins
Apr 15, 2013 Sheila Wilkins rated it it was amazing
It's is an amazing book
Jul 01, 2010 Jasmine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: american-girl
May 08, 2010 Susan added it
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