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The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

Illustrated by: Vivienne To
For Ages: 8 - 12
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Meet Randi Rhodes, the world’s first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this “assured, entertaining whodunit” (Publishers Weekly), a 2014 IndieNext pick and the first in a new middle grade series from Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder’s Day Festival. But the festival’s main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town’s treasure, has gone missing.

Twelve-year-old Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee–inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect.

They have three days to find the treasure…the future of their whole town is at stake! Will these kids be able to save the day?
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 240 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442476820 | 
  • February 2015 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
List Price $7.99
Ships on or around February 10, 2015

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Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit CHAPTER ONE THE FINAL CASE
Gotcha! Randi Rhodes thought. Now smile real big for the camera.

Down on the sidewalk, three stories below her bedroom window, the man in the navy suit checked over his shoulder to make sure no one was watching. It was six o’clock on a Friday morning. Most of Randi’s Brooklyn neighbors were still snuggled up in their beds, but Randi had gotten up at the crack of dawn, just as she had for the past three days. She’d been on a stakeout for... see more

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