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Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook
by Mary Amato

Trade Binding | 176 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823422715 | 10-15-2010

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FOURTH | Age: 6 to 10

Themes: Writing, Humor, Poetry
Recommendations: K


About the Book
Someone is stealing things from Mrs. Blackwell’s classroom. First Slurpy is fishnapped, then other things from Mrs. Blackwell's room start to disappear. Odder still, whoever is committing these crimes leaves a note written in poetry.

Edgar has it all covered in his "crime investigation notebook"—but so does Patrick Chen, who has copied Edgar and is trying to solve the case first. Yet as Edgar keenly observes his surroundings, he notices many interesting things about his classmates. The more closely he watches the two "suspects," the more he begins to think they might make pretty good friends.

This warm and humorous story combines writing, friendship, and mystery in a short, accessible chapter book.

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Brand New! Reader's Theater script for EDGAR ALLAN'S OFFICIAL CRIME INVESTIGATION NOTEBOOK

Download stickers to start your own Official Crime Investigation Notebook.

Visit Mary's website for lots more Edgar activities and a special video!

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Educators' Guide
EDGAR ALLAN'S OFFICIAL CRIME INVESTIGATION NOTEBOOK Interdisciplinary Exploration Unit
A full unit with language arts and science activities, including discussion questions and poetry writing, with links to author videos about the writing process.

Activity Sheets
EDGAR ALLAN'S OFFICIAL CRIME INVESTIGATION NOTEBOOK
Make your notebook an official crime investigation notebook with these top secret stickers!