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The Case of the Barfy Birthday

(Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In this fourth clever chapter book starring Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey, real science is seamlessly woven into four exciting cases, including a mysterious food-poisoning epidemic and a spooky tree-house ghost.

The snappy dialogue and wacky scenarios are perfect for middle-graders, who will enjoy discovering the appendix of science activities, which focus on such concepts
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published July 28th 2003 by Dutton Juvenile
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Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Sean Harding
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The science detectives work out in great scientific fashion why people were barfing at a birthday party - a great engaging little story with vomit, mystery and science top notch entertainment for kids. The good series continues. Four out of six completed now.
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Case of the Barfy Birthday is a Science Fiction book is intended for the (I) Intermediate age range 8 through 12 years old, grades 3rd through 7th.

The first story in this book is about whether or not a health drink that was made by a Zoe for Chloe, her sister would have caused Chloe to end up in the emergency room. As Zoe and her friend go over the evidence leading up to her sister getting sick they discover what really happened to Chloe and why she became so sick.

I gave this book a 4 star
Kristine Hansen
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once upon a time, I went to a church potluck. That night I started throwing up. Violently. As did everyone else in my family. I wound up in the hospital. Later we found out several other families from the church also had the same illness that happened at about the same time.

The people of the church were angry when I put forth the theory that Doyle and Fossey in this book put forth to those that were having the same reaction after a birthday party. It's SCIENCE people. Not someone trying to malig
Even though the print is a bit small, the stories are good reads. Drake and Nell are science detectives and very good at breaking cases. Each of the stories are quick and fun for fourth and five-grade readers. The book made me feel smart and sharp! Can be a recommendation for both boys and girls!
Gina Starling
Feb 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ece3601, science
Grades 3-5

This book is super for teaching students how to solve scientific questions with "scientific methods".
Nancy Jo Lambert
Kind of a weird book, but once I settled in a great pick for kids! There is some mystery, some science, and some interesting kids. I especially enjoy all the science activities in the back.
Oct 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The first one I read.
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Michele Torrey, author of chapter books for young readers and novels for middle grade, young adult, and adult, is a two-time Thurber House Residency in Children's Literature nominee, plus a two-time winner of PNWA's Zola Award. Among other honors, her books have received starred reviews from “Publisher’s Weekly” and “Kirkus,” been chosen by the Junior Library Guild, and been nominated for numerous ...more

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