SM There S A Vandal In The Capitol City Museum Of American History, And He Or She Is Intent On Defacing Priceless Artifacts Raining Sam, The Son Of The Head Of Educational Programs And Local Ojibwe Tribe Member, Is Determined To Get To The Bottom Of Things Before Anything Else Can Be Destroyed But When Raining Himself Is Considered A Suspect, He And His Friends Must Race Against The Clock To Unmask The Real Culprit And Solve The Museum Mystery Before It S Too Late I liked the diverse characters who work together to solve a crime the adults do not solve Many historical facts are sprinkled throughout the text making this a multi genre book with non fiction and fiction working together to help bring history alive They also have to deal with prejudice and hateful statements which offer rich classroom discussion opportunities How would the reader have handled the situations Would he or she have been able to resolve it happily as the book characters were able to do Recommend for ages 8 and upvery good book for group discussion in schoolsThis book was given to me for review for Multicultural Children s Book Day 2016 and is being donated to a Minnesota school. great story, easy fun read. I tried so hard to love this series, but with this volume, I finally have to admit defeat The mysteries are painfully simple, and the kids seem to suspect anyone they see, whether or not it makes any sense There is no real depth to the characters This volume, too, had characters who were openly Islamophobic, and yet not only were there no consequences for their cruelty to Amal, the narrative also seemed to absolve the characters I was disappointed, ultimately.
Steve Brezenoff is the author of the young adult novels The Absolute Value of 1 and Brooklyn, Burning, and his third, Guy In Real Life, will be released in 2014 He has also written dozens of chapter books for younger readers Though Steve grew up in a suburb on Long Island, he now lives with his wife and their son in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- 128 pages
- The Case of the Portrait Vandal
- Steve Brezenoff
- 15 February 2019 Steve Brezenoff