Bound To Stay Bound

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 File under : 13 suspicious incidents
 Author: Snicket, Lemony

 Illustrator: Seth

 Publisher:  Little, Brown
 Pub Year: 2014

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 259 p., ill., 20 cm.

 BTSB No: 832083 ISBN: 9780316284035
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Apprentices -- Fiction
 City and town life -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $17.91

Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents in Stain'd-by-the-Sea, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case.

All The Wrong Questions

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 165805
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 6.20
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 65431

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (04/01/14)
   School Library Journal (05/01/14)
 The Hornbook (00/07/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2014 Gr 4–6—In his signature Snickety style, the author of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (HarperCollins) and creator of that oddball little town known as Stain'd by the Sea offers 13 case files reminiscent of Donald Sobol's Two-Minute Mysteries (Scholastic, 1969). Set in the same locale as the previous installments in the "All the Wrong Questions" titles and starring a young Lemony Snicket investigating strange occurrences as part of his apprenticeship for a shady "secret organization," this companion book can be enjoyed by die-hard fans as well as readers new to the series. Each mini-mystery—just a few pages long—is chock-full of wordplay, clever dialogue, noir references, and red herrings. The short chapters end with a cliff-hanger and kids may consult "Sub-file B" at the back of the work to see how the brilliant young detective solved the crime. Black-and-white illustrations highlight key details and provide a few subtle clues along the way. Though there is a narrative thread connecting the individual tales, readers can also delve into the separate cases one-by-one with equal enjoyment. By the end, not all mysteries are solved, nor all questions answered; whodunit aficionados will want to revisit again and again.—Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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