The Mystery of Biltmore House
In 1981, Carole Marsh (a real writer) took four real kids on a visit to the famous Biltmore House in Ashville, NC. They went to learn about George W. Vanderbilt; the Victorian Era, O. Henry and more. There was only one little problem... First one kids disappeared. Then another! The, so did a priceless antique chess set! There was the creepy Halloween room, the very scary basement, the eerie attic, and all those gape-mouthed gargoyles. Oh yeah, and all that blood! And did I say that the kids got trapped in a mile-long heating system? Did I say ONE little problem? How about LOTS of BIG problems! Everyone loves Biltmore House! So much so, that there has been constant demand for a reprint of Carole's most popular book ever! Biltmore's more than one big, giant house; it's one big, giant history lesson!
LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
The game of chess ? George Washington Vanderbilt, who he was and his vision of a self-sufficient estate • Information on the Biltmore rooms and grounds And Biltmore House history, the building of the house, and the luxuries therein • Walled gardens and English gardens • Thomas Wolfe • O. Henry • Carl Sandburg • Secret doors at Biltmore House • Definition of curator • Sidney Lanier • F. Scott Fitzgerald • Biltmore Dairy Bar • Grove Park Inn • Thomas Wolfe House • Connemara, Flat Rock, NC., Flat Rock, NC.
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: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74562
Lexile Measure: 640
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thornton37814 - LibraryThing
It's really difficult to determine whether or not I would have enjoyed this mystery as an elementary school child when that has been so long ago, but the mystery seems rather mild compared to many of ... Read full review
Review: The Mystery of the Biltmore House (Carole Marsh Mysteries: Real Kids, Real Places #1)User Review - Natalie - Goodreads
Cute, not too scary, fun and educational all at once. I'm going to start buying these on ebay for the kids. They're gender-neutral so they should both enjoy them. I didn't notice any really tough ... Read full review
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Two Spooky Places to Spend the Night
Lots of Weird People
No Pieces to Play With
Hundreds of Doors But No Way Out
One Watching Eye
35 Secret Hiding Places
One Less Kid
One Last Chance
Check and Mate
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