Who Cloned the President? (Capital Mysteries #1)
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Who Cloned the President? (Capital Mysteries #1)

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KC Corcoran always watches the news. So it’s no surprise that she notices right away when the president starts acting funny on TV. He’s stiff and awkward. He’s even signing papers with the wrong hand. There’s only one explanation–the president has been cloned! And it’s up to KC and her best friend, Marshall, to save him.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 7th 2009 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2001)
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Amara
I cannot possibly communicate to you how much disappointment this book brought me.

I adore Ron Roy's A to Z Mysteries series, and I have for as long as I can remember. The Super Specials are still being released, which I didn't realize until recently, so that's thrilling for me. A little piece of my childhood is still ongoing, and that's great.

He has also created Calendar Mysteries, a spin-off of A to Z Mysteries for younger readers, focusing on the A to Z characters' younger siblings. I've read...more
Mathew White
I picked up this series for my student in Japan. I'm always interested in finding children's literature that ESL learners can enjoy as well. I've had such positive responses from students that I went into town and picked up a second set of the books so there would be more available. I had fun reading it and noticed some wonderful points for discussion if a class wanted to read it together. There are tons of great expressions and even paralinguistic elements we use in everyday life (eg. "She rais...more
Sue
#20
Title: Who Cloned The President? (Captial Mysteries #1)
Author: Ron Roy
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Challenges: 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, A to Z Reading Challenge, 2009 Support Your Local Library, 20 Books in 2009, Pages Read Challenge, 2009 YA Challenge, Spring 2009 Challenge, Summer Vacation Reading Challenge 2009,

Rating: 4/5
No. of Pages: 80
Published: 2001
From the back: KC Corcoran always watches the news. So it’s no surprise that she notices right away when the president starts acting...more
Sophie Muller
I had only read the beginning of this book before having the whole series bought, and I'm really pleased that the end was as good as the beginning. The two main characters work well together and the storyline is really captivating! I highly recommend this series if you like mysteries!
Andrew Hill
i really liked the book it starts with someone looking up the presedent and they found out that the president was left handed. At that same time a commercial came on and it was about the president signing papers with his right hand. So they assume that the president has been cloned. They want to know so they get a tour of the white house and one of the kids brought spiders. He was suppost to throw the spiders on the signal the signal was neck. The kid somehow got the word into a sentence and the...more
Amy
These are really easy (for me) books to read. Part of the Capital Mysteries series, this is book #1. It starts out when KC and her friend, Marshall are assigned presidents to research for reports. KC gets President Thornton (current president). When she gets home, she starts to do some research and learns that he is against cloning and is left handed. While watching him on TV that night, she witnesses him acting funny; he's stiff and awkward. While signing documents, he uses the wrong hand. From...more
Rachael
My son is a big fan both of the A to Z mysteries and presidents, so I thought this series would be perfect for him. However, this book is completely unrealistic and implausible. It really bothered me. Certainly the A to Z mysteries aren't the MOST realistic books (in my opinion), but at least I'm not constantly groaning through them and stopping to tell him how ridiculous it is. I think HE enjoyed the book, though, and we have read the next two, which are slightly better. I was really hoping for...more
Dolly
Jan 08, 2010 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We really enjoyed the "A to Z Mysteries," so we were excited to start a new series by the same author. As an added bonus, we expect to move to the National Capital Region in the next year, so it's a perfect time to start familiarizing our girls with this area. These stories seem to be a bit shorter than the "A to Z Mysteries," and despite the 70+ pages, we read it all in one night. The narrative was exciting, though highly implausible in these times. Our girls enjoyed this story and we are looki...more
Karijean31
My 7 year old and I enjoyed reading this together
Tara Neria
The book is interesting and cool.
Pam
I do wish this had a different cover; however the premise is interesting and it is a good chapter book for young readers who want a bit of action. I had never read a Ron Roy, so I wanted to quickly see what his style was like. It's comparable to the Magic Tree House Series.
Laura
KC Corcoran notices something is odd with the President on TV. He uses the wrong hand to sign papers and is not acting right. She realizes he must have been replaced by a clone. She ropes her friend Marshall into sneaking into the White House to solve the mystery.

My boys loved the inventive use of spiders and how the kids saved the day. They also enjoyed how the kids were rewarded at the end. I think they would definitely enjoy reading more of this series.
Gabriel Dubransky
K.J. and Marshall saw that the clone didn't write with his left hand like the president. They put the president in a room in the white house and he had tape over his mouth and ropes around him. The president let the clone out of jail.
Christina
We are starting this series as a read aloud for the boys since they enjoyed Ron Roy's A to Z series so much last year. While not plausible for adults, this plot seems believable and also enjoyable for the younger set.
Ashleigh Miller
This book was cute but I would not use it in my classroom and I would not every read it again. It was silly and students might like to read it on their free time but that would be the only use in the classroom.
*Queen Diva*
I read this book to see if it was a book I could read to my kids at school. Luckily it is! The book is your standard short chapter book for children. Nothing real special about it. It was an okay read.
Melissa Bell


I was very disappointed in this book. It was too sci fi for an 8 year old. I did not like the premise and there was too much misinformation on cloning. I would not recommend this book.
Janelle Sowders
Adorable mystery for my girls! I think this series could be especially fun in our house, as the girls liked to the solve the mystery and it had the DC connection for me!!!
Sydney
when k.c. watches her dad the president she noticed he's stiff and acting awkward and writing with the wrong hand k.c. wanders if the president has been cloned
Jill
I didn't find and read this book until I was 39 years old. I enjoyed it and have also enjoyed the A to Z mysteries also by Roy.
Madisen
this book is very intresting. all about when presidents say that the usa is not allowed to be cloned.
Sharon
A nice mystery with real places but fictional characters. A good chapter
Book for early readers.
Jennifer Rummel
A fun book I was trying out for our book club - it's a little young, but adorable.
Payton
Someone cloned the president to make the cloned president say to allow to clone.
Alicia
A little bit about DC in this innocent mystery series. Heroine female.
JoNaSLUVA
this whole series were good elementary school books like a to z mysteries
Justin
I tried this after A-Z Mysteries a long time ago. :P
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
The president is cloned but two 4th graders save him. L. A.
Jt200501
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Ruchita
I feel it's a book worth reading .
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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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