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The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster
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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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.
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
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.
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
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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Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives (6 books)