The Mystery at Jamestown: First Permanent English Colony in America!

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Gallopade International, Jan 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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Each mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Each Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, and a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level.

400 Years of Blood, Sweat and Tears! Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa travel to Jamestown, Virginia and learn that “founding” a new nation is no easy task! During Jamestown's Quadricentennial Celebration, there's plenty of history, mystery, legend, lore, lost bones, and more! Joe the archaeologist is accused of stealing priceless “Skeletal remains.” Curious clues lead the kids on a whirlwind chase from Jamestown to Williamsburg to Yorktown. Christina and Grant meet Pocahontas and Captain John Smith! They get lost in the creepy woods! And, they acquire an adorable new pet who will be part of all the future books in the super Carole Marsh Mysteries! But in the meantime, Christina asks, “Who's bone IS this?!”

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 110075
Lexile Measure: 690
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40


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Review: The Mystery at Jamestown

User Review  - M W -

I really wanted to like this book. We homeschool, and my oldest is about to start studying Jamestown. I had hoped that we would be able to use this book in our studies. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend it. It was rather hard to follow, and not even very educational. Read full review


All Wet
Skeletons and a Change of Plans
Who is James? Where is His Town?
Jamestown Unsettled
A VIP Tour
The Scene of the Crime
A Trip to the Main Room
The Susan Constant
Out of Options Out of Time
Big Trouble
Captain John Smith to the Rescue
Them Bones Them Bones Them Dry Bones
And A Good Time Was Had by All?
About the Author
Book Club

The Powhatan
A Night in the Forest
James Fort
Colonial Williamsburg
Yorktown Battlefield
A Surprising New Friend
The Bloodhound
The Rescuer
Scavenger Hunt
Tech Connections
Excerpt from The Mystery on the Freedom Trail
Excerpt from The Mystery at Big Ben
Write Your Own Real Kids Mystery
Six Secret Writing Tips from Carole Marsh
Be Carole Marsh Mysteries Character
A New Pet

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About the author (2009)

Carole Marsh is the Founder and CEO of Gallopade International, an award-winning, woman-owned family business founded in 1979 that publishes books and other materials intended to guide, inspire and inform children of all ages. Marsh is best known for her children s mystery series called Real Kids! Real Places! America's National Mystery Book Series. Popular among children ages 7-14, this series follows four characters (Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant) along educational adventures to more than 48 locations across the U.S. Learning Magazine has awarded the series with the Teacher s Choice Award for the Family, and Midwest Book Review called her mysteries for children as true gems of education and entertainment for young readers.

During her 35 years as a children s author, Marsh has been honored with several recognitions including Georgia Author of the Year and Communicator of the Year. She has also received the iParenting Award for Greatest Products, the Excellence in Education award, and been honored for Best Family Books by Learning Magazine. She is also the author of Mary America, First Girl President of the United States, winner of the 2012 Teacher s Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine.

Over the years, Marsh has been the creative force for more than 15,000 supplemental educational materials that Gallopade currently publishes. Other popular series include all 11 Carole Marsh Mystery series (Real Kids! Real Places!. Around the World in 80 Mysteries, Wildlife Mysteries, My Life As A Third Grade…, Pretty Darn Scary Mysteries, Awesome Mysteries, Fantasy Field Trips, Postcard Mysteries, Masters of Disasters, The Three Amigos, and Criss Cross Applesauce), The Students Civil War graphic novels for kids, State Stuff series which is available for all 50 States, American Milestones reproducible resource books, and many more!

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