Mimi and Papa speed away to London, England in their little red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. Tagging along are grandchildren Christina, 10, and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's mystery book writer, has an appointment with the Queen! Papa is headed for the Rosetta Stone. The kids are supposed to go to the Tower of London and "behave themselves." But, uh-oh, Grant spots a big problem with Big Ben...and he and his sister, along with their two new best friends, George and Maggie, take a whirlwind tour from the top of the Eye, up the Thames River, down into a dungeon, and more -- in search of clues to solve The Mystery of Big Ben!
This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places:
The Ritz Hotel Big Ben (where Clue #1 is found) Eye in the Sky Ferris wheel The British Museum (where clue #2 is found) Harrod's department store Tower of London St. Paul's Cathedral Cleopatra's Needle Globe Theater 221b Baker Street (fictional home of Sherlock Holmes) Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum Buckingham Palace Heathrow Airport Paris, France London Bridge Tower Bridge Piccadilly Circus Times Square (New York), USA London Underground Thames River Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA Savannah, Georgia Washington, D.C., USAEducational Items:
The plays and productions of William Shakespeare Rosetta Stone History of St. Paul's Cathedral History of the Tower of London History of the Globe Theater Eros (mythology) Big Ben Elgin Marbles London Bridge Crown Jewels Bubonic Plague Statue of Liberty Changing of the GuardPeople:
Sherlock Holmes Lindow Man Jack the Ripper Blackbeard the Pirate Sir Walter Raleigh
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More about the Around the World in 80 Mysteries series:
Travel around the world with Christina and Grant as they visit famous places in 80 countries. Exciting adventures include history, geography, culture, and more of each country they visit. A fun way to learn about fascinating places around the world! Each book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more!
Beginning in 2006, kids can visit the www.carolemarshmysteries.com website to:
- Join the Carole Marsh Mysteries Fan Club!
- Write a letter to Christina, Grant, Mimi, or Papa!
- Cast their vote for where the next mystery should take place!
- Find fascinating facts about the countries where the mysteries take place!
- Track their reading on an international map!
- Take the Fact or Fiction online quiz!
- Play the Around-the-World Scavenger Hunt computer game!
- Find out where "The Mystery Girl" is flying next!
- And more!
Read all the books in any order!
The Mystery at Big Ben is recommended by Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure reading program. Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages.