Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?

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Random House Children's Books, Jan 1, 1990 - Juvenile Fiction - 116 pages
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One of Newbery Honor author Avi's most popular middle-grade mysteries is
available in paper once again. "Avi combines simplicity of style with wit as he
builds a believable, gripping plot that is highly accessible to young readers"
( "Booklist" ). The mystery revolves around a rare edition of "The Wizard
of Oz" missing from the local library. When Becky is accused of stealing it,
she and her twin brother Toby set out to catch the "real" thief and prove
her innocence. Clues cleverly hidden in four other books lead to a hidden
treasure--and a gripping adventure. "This is fun reading!" "School Library

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This book is very interesting, I read it at school. The main idea is that Becky got blamed for stealing 5 books for the town library. They thought it was her because she wanted to get a book for her brother, but had to wait until the next day. Becky claimed that she was innocent and had nothing to do with the mystery. But they didn't believe her. So, Becky and Toby were planning to show everyone that she was innocent. The children got all of the books that were stolen because they had copies of them in the library, and then they each read the books. They figured out that all of them had something in comomon except for one. Through the Looking Glass. Read the end of the book to see what happens! :) 

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This book is full of clues and great mystery that proves children who pay close attention to detail can bring any bad guy down. Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Some pretty amazing things have happened to Avi. It all began in 1970, with "Things That Sometimes Happen, " his first book. His novels include two Newbery Honor Books, "Nothing but the Truth" and "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, " also the winner of the "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award. Avi's fifty books tell mysterious, fantastical, and historical tales, and even an animal tale or two, like "Poppy" (also a "Boston Globe-Horn Book" Award recipient) and "The Christmas Rat." He lives with his family in Denver, Colorado.

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