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Doc and the Detective in: Graveyard Treasure

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A Choctaw boy with a taste for detective work teams up with a lonely old professor.
Timmy loves reading stories about great detectives, and soon he begins to spy mysteries all around his small Oklahoma town.

Why was his next-door neighbor, the distinguished Dr. Moore, standing outside with a knife at midnight? Who's sneaking around their house, shining flashlights in th
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Arthur A. Levine Books
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Kate Waggoner
Nov 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
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Thank you to @ScholasticInc and #TimTingle for sharing an advance copy Doc and the Detective in: Graveyard Treasure with the #KidLitExchange network. This book was released on October 15, 2019 and is currently available for purchase. All opinions are my own.

Timmy is a twelve-year-old detective who is very close to his next door neighbor, Doc. Doc is suffering from dementia and it appears it is worsening when Timmy discovers Doc alone in his yard in the middle
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Michelle Kenneth - PerfectionistWannabe.com
What a great mystery for kids. I think what I liked most about this is that you learn a little bit about the Choctaw Nation and the Trail of Tears. While you are getting a little bit of a history lesson about this Native American group, you're also learning about caring for those with Alzheimer's and learning to respect seniors, all the while, drawn into a mystery.

When seniors start complaining that their things are going missing, people assume they are just forgetful or they don't k
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Alicia
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to the Kid Lit Exchange network and Arthur A. Levine Books for the review copy of Doc and the Detective in: Graveyard Treasure by Tim Tingle. All opinions are my own. This book was released on October 15, 2019.

Twelve-year-old Timmy loves detective stories and aspires to be a detective. One night he has trouble falling asleep, and he notices a strange car driving slowly down his street in the middle of the night. When he goes outside to investigate, he runs into his elderly nei
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Alexa Hamilton
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: tween, mystery
This book definitely shines a light on Timmy, his Choctaw family and community, issues of elder abuse, what it's like to 12. Unfortunately, the dialogue in this book really is not doing this mystery or this boy Timmy any favors. The way everyone speaks is constantly telling, with repeated phrases we already know about people we already know. The mystery itself does have some good twists and turns, and I do have an ARC so it's possible that the final copy will be tightened up some from here. I al ...more
Tory
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019, middle-years
The only reason I'm giving this two stars instead of one is because I appreciate the exposure to and information about Choctaw culture. Beyond that, stylistically, this reads like a book from the 1950s -- choppy, unrealistic, dumb dialogue; roll-your-eyes narration; way too few contractions; a complete lack of realism (why would cops enlist -- and continue enlisting -- the help of a tween?); a million moments where I shook my head and said "WHAT?" The entire plot surrounding Doc's wart???!!!!!

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Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher at ALA Annual 2019.
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Tim Tingle, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a popular presenter at storytelling and folklore festivals across America. He was featured at the 2002 National Storytelling Festival. In 2004, he was a Teller-In-Residence at The International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, Tennessee. Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle has requested a story by Tingle previous to his Annual State of the Nation ...more