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A Thief at the National Zoo (Capital Mysteries #9)

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It's a red, white, and blue mystery from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!
A Thief at the National Zoo
In the ninth book of the Capital Mysteries--an early chapter book mystery series featuring fun facts and famous sites from Washington, D.C.--KC and Marshall are helping out with the baby tigers at the National Zoo when they meet a new friend, Sunwoo, from China. Su
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Published July 1st 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2007)
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Capital Mysteries #9 : A Thief at the National Zoo by Ron Roy is a pretty darling beginning chapter book. It's a mystery that focuses on the theft of a "Tiger's Eye" jewel that's been loaned to the National Zoo for a year. The main characters of the Capital Mysteries are twelve year old KC--stepdaughter to the President--and her friend Marshall. I actually picked this book up because I loved the photos of the main characters on the back (particularly Marshall). I'll admit to being a tad bit disa ...more
Luke Ewell
After being at a party for the tigers, the kids find out that somebody has stolen the tiger eye. It brings good luck and is a rock of amber with emeralds inside. They find out it was one of the workers at the zoo. I like the zoo in DC that we go to and it is the same one in this story. My favorite thing to see there is invertebres, seals and the Reptile House.
I liked it. They bring this jewel from China and it gets stolen and Casey and Marshall have to find it and they have lots of suspects.
Aug 22, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We are working our way through the Capital Mysteries series and we are just about caught up with the latest. A few more to go and then we'll have to wait for more. This story didn't engage our girls quite as fiercely as some of the other stories, so it took us several days to finish it. Otherwise, it was an entertaining story and our girls have asked several times to go to the National Zoo. It will have to be one of our next day trips (after we're finished moving in, of course!)
KC and Marshall are helping with the baby tigers at the National Zoo. The president of China comes to lend a precious jewel to the zoo to raise money for endangered tigers. The jewel is stolen from a reception and KC and Marshall must solve the mystery and find the stolen jewel. I think that this is a fun mystery for younger readers. There is some information about endangered tigers and the National Zoo at the end of the book.
when kc and her friend help out with the baby tigers and meet the new tiger from china named sung woo and this person lends the zoo a jewel called the tiger's eye while the zoo has a big party and then the lights go out and it turns back on and when they see that the tiger eye is missing.
Haley Anne Judi
I checked this book out of the library. I just felt like reading a short mystery book. Usually some of these mystery books can be dumb but this one I liked.
it was a really good book. i mean i love tigers so i really enjoyed this book.I hope you enjoy this book just like i did.
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
When a light goes off at the party a thief takes the tigers eye. The tigers eye give good luck to tigers. L. A.
Its how this valueble emerald covered in amber was supposed to come in the zoo for a year but it got stolen.
Another excellent tale in the Capital Mystery series, this book deals with a crime at the National Zoo.
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Full name: Wallace Ronald Roy
Most known for the children's mystery series "A-Z Mysteries" and "Calendar Mysteries"
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Capital Mysteries (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Kidnapped at the Capital (Capital Mysteries #2)
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