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The Milk Wagon Mystery

(The Pleasantville Detectives #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  2 ratings  ·  2 reviews
There is a mystery in Pleasantville! Jason Morgan, the milkman, has disappeared and left all the milk on the side of the road. Why would Jason leave in such a hurry? Ten-year-olds Matthew Baker and Crystal Hill are on the case, but more people are going missing, and Matthew and Crystal both have their own strange secrets. Can they work together to find Jason and the others ...more
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Published September 18th 2013
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La La
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle
Nostalgia!

I don't know how exciting this story would be for current day ten year olds, but it was like a breath of fresh air for me. I loved reading the Bobbsey Twins novels when I was around that age, and this story reminded me of those, with an added mystical twist. I am not saying all ten year olds would prefer something else because I babysit an eight year old who loves "vintage" Children's books, and my son was fond of older storybooks, too. These stories would also be fun little history
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Katharina Gerlach
Mar 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
I'm torn about this book. On one hand, the writing was very well suited to the intended reading age, on the other hand, the book had one major flaw.

The good bits:
The story is very well thought out, the solution logical and fun. I love the cats (won't say more about them though). The writing is easy to follow and although some words are quite difficult, the text shouldn't be too hard for young readers.

The not so good bit:
The resolution of the mystery was NOT told through action, by having the
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Melissa Baxter-kosub
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Sep 19, 2013
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