Someone knocked out Todd and Noelle's friend Pops Verner, the night watchman at the department store, and stole his treasured pocket watch. He's pretty sure the robber is one of three men who work in the storeroom. But how can he figure out which one, when the only clue is a carved wooden figure the thief left behind?
It's a new case for Mr. Merlin's Third-Grade Detectives. But can the Detectives solve the mystery when Mr. Merlin himself is missing?
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.
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.
Publisher: Aladdin (March 1, 2004)
Length: 80 pages
Grades: 1 - 4
Ages: 6 - 9
Lexile ® 570L
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