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The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster

(Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Is there a creepy creature lurking in Mossy Lake? Is an evil plot stirring? Is something shocking happening to Caitlin’s cat Zappy—and can he be de-zapped? Would-be scientists and detectives will want to slip into their lab coats, dust off their test tubes, and get on the case with Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey.  Hint: to find the answers, kids will have to use such scientif ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Sterling (first published February 18th 2002)
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Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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For a 5/6 year old this is a wonderful, engaging read with parents. It's smart, age appropriate, right length stories, with a little bit of mystery and goo to keep them interested. ...more
Sean Harding
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Second of the six book series about science detectives is again engaging and has great factual information in the back section which is a really good addition to assist the younger readers, including activities that can be done. It is three that it really does remind me of The Curiosity Show.
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This book had three cases in it while I really wish it would have two. The first was about a cat getting zapped whenever he/she tried eating her/his cat food. All because of static electricity. Whenever that happens to your cat, remember it is all because of static electricity. The second case was ya you hear what it was, about a mossy lake monster, but it wasn't really mossy. It was just a monster that sunk and floated. It was just a big giant poka dotted monster that was a big fakey that got f ...more
Katt Hansen
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-mystery
More science stories. When I'd first come across this series I was very skeptical. I wasn't sure what there could be to like about SCIENCE stories. But the mysteries are clever and the science is made all the more interesting with the experiments at the end. I want to make my own Mossy Lake Monster now... ...more
This is such a cute and interesting chapter book invoking science and mystery. Every two chapters is a new story so readers can read it in parts if they prefer. Children will have fun trying to figure out the mystery and learn something from each one.
Apr 17, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it is a very good book but i really didn't enjoy it because because it wasn't interesting because i really didnt understand it it go from one subject to another so it is very confusing!!!!!!!!!but seem like a good book!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Apr 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Read this one in preparation for summer reading program. Sciencey chapter book good for those reading the easier chapter books. Decent story and interesting characters.
Connie Gunderson
Meh, promising premise but yawn.
Nov 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey, science detectives. They are very punctural, precise, and professional. Fun to read.
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