The Missing Mask Mystery
Venice, Italy: Mimi has taken her grandchildren Avery, Ella, and Evan on a surprise trip to the Grand Canal in Venice… only the surprise is on Mimi! She does not realize that her special mystery writing suitcase containing her crucial-to-creativity mystery writing eyeglasses, monster coffee mug, and more – had been stolen! Alas, so has a special historical mask that she has been lent to wear to the famous Black & White Ball. Who will save the day? Well, Avery, Ella, and Evan are used to bailing their grandmother out of mystery messes… but this time? Well, they have their own problems: Kidnapped? Lost in the mysterious maze of side canals in the dark abroad a gondola… And the only way they can solve the mystery seems to depend on THE READER OF THIS BOOK! After all, unless YOU figure out the clues in graphical novel-and in the nick of time! – well, the kids and Mimi will be up the canal without a paddle, Mimi’s writing tools, THE MASK, and as Evan will readily tell you: "NO DINNER!"
Set in Venice, Italy, this book is a new type of mystery for all age young readers! The mystery book writer, Mimi, has lost her special writing suitcase, as well as a magical mask she is to wear to the Black and White Ball. The reader soon learns that he or she IS going to solve this mystery!
Highly-detailed illustrations take the character on a trip down the Grand Canal in a gondola. Readers learn many things about Venice AND must complete short, varied quizzes to help figure out the mystery. That’s the READERACTIVE part: read, laugh, learn, and use the clues and quizzes to finally figure out who-dunnit, and where the missing items can be found.
I'm hoping this will be the first of many READERACTIVE books! It’s all new and all fun! We need kids to learn that they LOVE TO READ, don’t we?!
The amazing art by Matthew Gallman, a very talented Savannah College of Art and Design graduate, will intrigue readers.
Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Lexile Measure: 580
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: P
Developmental Reading Assessment Level: 36