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Clues in the Woods (Liza, Bill & Jed Mysteries)

3.76  ·  Rating Details  ·  135 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Who or what is taking the kitchen scraps from the garbage every night? What starts out as a puzzle becomes a mystery. Every night Grandma leaves table scraps in a wrapped plastic bag in the garbage can where, according to plan, the McNellis children pick them up to feed their kittens. But the plan changes when the bag is gone in the morning. The twins, Liza and Bill, and b ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 15th 1980 by Yearling (first published April 15th 1968)
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Aug 24, 2015 Mel rated it it was ok
I remember reading these mysteries as a kid and loving them. Decided to reread 30 years later...and wow, this book has some extremely racist themes. Felt like writing a disclaimer/warning in the front before I returned it to the library(but even as an adult I'm way too rule-following to deface a library book).
Aug 15, 2016 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't remember all that much about the plot, though I remember the cover, and I also remember that this is the very first chapter book I remember reading from the library. it's sort of mythical in my mind even though it's not a big deal children's book or anything. I didn't even realize parish also wrote the amelia bedelia books.
Jul 14, 2016 Judy rated it it was amazing
The story involves the same family written about in Parish's earlier story, Key to the Treasure. The children get along pretty well, but have their differences like most siblings do. It was an enjoyable children's book and is appropriate for all elementary school aged children.
Mar 13, 2012 Talia rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Jed, Bill and Liza series I read as a child. I believe I got the first one in 2nd grade, and I wasn't ready for it. The next year, I saw it on my bookshelf, read it and was then hooked. This was probably purchased as the book fair. Remember those? They came to your school library and had red, blue, yellow and green fold out displays with books to buy. They were awesome. I'm going through and re-reading this series, delighting in the adventures I read over and over ...more
Dec 24, 2014 Yawz rated it did not like it
Even worst than the first. Don't know how it managed that!
Katie Loucks
love it!
Mar 31, 2014 Dina rated it it was amazing
Feb 20, 2010 Vicky rated it it was amazing
As a child I remember this was the most popular book in our elementary school library (high-praise indeed!). Now, I'm having a hard time locating a copy for my 7-year-old neice, who I'm sure will love it as much as I did.

Nov 02, 2013 carrietracy rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens, mystery
I had fond memories of reading this as a child, a mystery book that wasn't actually scary was right up my alley. However, times change and wow does this contain some pretty weird/racist bits about Native Americans.
I bought this at the library sale too. I'm sure when Sam gets around to reading it she'll love it :-)
Stephanie Kurtz
Apr 14, 2012 Stephanie Kurtz rated it really liked it
Just read aloud to Jake. Great mysteries for kids to listen to! Classic Peggy Parish.
Mar 27, 2013 Kayleen rated it it was ok
I enjoy kids novels but this one was a little too kiddie for me.
Feb 22, 2008 Saralyn rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
I love the Liza, Bill & Jed mysteries. Great for kids!
Nov 20, 2013 Sarah added it
is a nice book, so ctually y like it for children.
Mrs Johnnie Tate
Jul 09, 2010 Mrs Johnnie Tate rated it it was amazing
The wonderful world of treasure hunting!
Sep 28, 2010 john rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Excellent book for 2nd-3rd graders
Jul 03, 2008 Amy rated it really liked it
this book is great.
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Peggy Parish was the author of the children's story series Amelia Bedelia. The series was continued, after her sudden death from an aneurysm, by her nephew Herman Parish. Peggy attended the University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Herman honored Peggy's life in his book, Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia, by writing in its dedication: "For Peggy Parish, the real Am
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Other Books in the Series

Liza, Bill & Jed Mysteries (6 books)
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