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 Bell bandit
 Author: Davies, Jacqueline


 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
 Pub Year: 2012

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 174 p., ill., map, 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 261445 ISBN: 9780547567372
 Ages: 9-12 Grades: 4-7

 Subjects:
 Siblings -- Fiction
 Grandmothers -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
Siblings Evan and Jessie must solve the mystery of a missing cherished family treasure while coming to terms with their beloved grandmother's unsettling behavior.

Series:
Lemonade War, Bk. 3


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 151060
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 57823

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/12)
   Booklist (04/01/12)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/01/2012 The Treski family’s traditional trip to Grandma’s house for Christmas and New Year’s takes a wrenching turn in the third volume of the Lemonade War series. A kitchen fire has destroyed part of Grandma’s home, she has just returned from the hospital, and sometimes she doesn’t recognize her own grandchildren. The disappearance of the New Year’s Bell, always rung at midnight with the whole community gathered on Grandma’s wooded hill, seems minor in comparison, but its symbolic importance to the family is evident. In the days that follow, 10-year-old Evan lends a hand repairing the house and, pushing past his pain, finds other practical ways to help his grandmother. Meanwhile, nine-year-old Jessie tries to solve the bell mystery, befriends an unusual boy, and tangles with bullies. Taking readers and characters outside their comfort zones of neighborhood, school, and normalcy, Davies portrays Evan and Jessie with subtlety and conviction as their relationship shifts and the difference in their ages becomes apparent in a new way. A fresh addition to a well-written series. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.

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