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Detectives in Togas

Detectives in Togas

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In these two delightful history-mysteries, seven boys in Ancient Rome solve strange crimes . . . thanks to some help from their cranky teacher, a little bit of logic, and a lot of amusing misadventure.Yes, Rufus wrote CAIUS IS A DUMBBELL on his tablet at school, but no, he did not break into the schoolroom, did not tie up his teacher, and certainly did not paint his slur about Caius on the Temple of Minerva (even if it is in Rufus's own handwriting). Rufus is doomed unless his six classmates can find out who is really responsible. Every hour seems to bring a new, confusing clue . . . until the boys finally stumble upon someone who is not what he appears to be.

The Stowaways

The Stowaways

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When Grampa, of the adventurous Stowaway family, goes missing, Papa refuses to lead the rest of the family on more explorations, but young Rory and Morgan find that Gran Stowaway knows what really happened to Grampa and is planning a rescue.

The Mouse and His Child

The Mouse and His Child

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Two geniuses collaborate! Russell Hoban's timeless masterpiece is thrillingly re-illustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Small. The mouse and his child are wind-up toys forever joined at the hands. But when their mechanism breaks they are discarded, separated from the doll house where they lived and the toy elephant that the child calls "mother" (much to her chagrin). Thus begins the suspenseful journey that is heartbreaking, harrowing, and ultimately joyful as the mice seek what seems at first to be impossible: independence (self-winding) and the way back home. The Mouse and His Child has been lovingly reillustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Small for a new generation and a new millennium.

I Want to Go Home

I Want to Go Home

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Gordon Korman’s uproarious, outrageous, and all-too-familiar summer camp adventure is BACK! Rudy Miller really isn’t into the whole camping thing. So when his parents send him to Camp Algonkian “for his own good” all he wants to do is go home.Rudy teams up with his cabin-mate Mike for a series of carefully planned — yet hilariously bungled — escape attempts. Unfortunately, their counsellor (and nemesis) Chip is as determined to keep them there as they are to get away.Rudy and Mike spend their days plotting, playing chess, and working off punishments for their failed escapes. Hmmm, maybe it isn’t such a bad way to spend the summer after all . . .

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey

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It should have been a celebration party, but now it's another mind-bending mission for Reynie, Kate, Sticky and Constance. Join them as they race across the globe by train, ship and bicycle to save their beloved Mr Benedict!

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