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The Case of the Piggy Bank Thief
First Kids Mystery #4
by Martha Freeman

Trade Binding | 144 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823425174 | 09-01-2012

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Grade: FOURTH | Age: 7 to 10

Themes: Family & Relationships, Humor, Mystery & Suspense
Recommendations: SLJ

CCSS Codes:
2: RL.1

About the Book

Although a stolen piggy bank is normally no big deal, this particular bank belongs to 7-year-old Tessa, the younger daughter of the president of the United States. When her 11-year-old sister Cammie finds out that the piggy also held an old coin their dog Hooligan dug up from the White House lawn, the case really gets complicated—and delicate. The coin in question, they realize, is probably the one archeologists have been trying to uncover and worth millions! The girls have got to find the culprit and the coin and turn it in or their mother will have a major scandal on her hands.

Martha Freeman writes fiction for children and young adults. Kirkus Reviews praised First Kids Mystery #1, The Case of the Rock 'n' Roll Dog, for its "snappy narrative," while Booklist admired its "unexpected twists" and "lively story." She lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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