Skip to Main Content

The Case of the Bank-Robbing Bandit

Illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca

About The Book

Todd and Noelle are volunteering at a blood drive when they get shocking news: Both banks in town have been robbed! This may be the Third-Grade Detectives' most important case yet. The new police chief doesn't think he needs help from a bunch of third graders to solve crimes, and if the kids can't prove him wrong, their detective careers may be over.
The trouble is, the thief hasn't left any clues, except for a discarded sweaty handkerchief. Yuck! Can something so disgusting provide the lead the Detectives need?

About The Author

George Stanley was a Professor of African and Middle-Eastern Languages and Linguistics at Cameron University. In between prepping class lectures and grading papers, he found the time to write for children. He was also the author of Night Fires and the Third-Grade Detectives series.

About The Illustrator

Salvatore Murdocca has illustrated more than 200 children’s trade and textbooks. He is also a librettist for children’s opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, bicyclist, and a teacher of children’s illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (July 1, 2004)
  • Length: 80 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689864896
  • Grades: 1 - 4
  • Ages: 6 - 9

Browse Related Books

Resources and Downloads

High Resolution Images

More books from this author: George E. Stanley

More books from this illustrator: Salvatore Murdocca

More books in this series: Third-Grade Detectives