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Carole Marsh Mystery Series

Around The World in 80 Mysteries

This action-packed adventure series transports readers Around The World with mystery-solving thrills. Teachers love this top-selling series because each story includes history, geography, culture, and more of each country they visit. Plus, these books are an excellent source of literature necessary for meeting Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. Each book includes a map, SAT words, a glossary, online activities, and a built-in-book club!


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The Rip-ROARING Mystery on the African Safari (South Africa)

One ghostly figure, four kids in jail, seven miles of snaky river, too many clues and time is running out! Four real kids visit the AlamThe Rip-ROARING Mystery on the African Safari (South Africa)o and become ensnarled in a mystery where clues take them along the River Walk and through old San Antonio on a mission to save the Alamo... and they learn a little history all along the way! 


The Mystery in the Amazon Rainforest (South America)

Grant and Christina have a new friend named Sam. Her mom and dad own a school supply store. One day Sam reads a book about the famous Amazon River and rainforest and soon everyone is off with Mimi and Papa on the Mystery Girl airplane to a great adventure! Don't miss this mystery - it's wiiillldddd! 


The Curse of the Ancient Acropolis (Athens, Greece)

The Mystery Girl - Mimi, Papa, Christina and Grant aboard - travels to the historic country of Greece. The wonders of the ancient world soon turn to a wickedly awful mystery! Help solve the mystery and the curse and learn why Grant says, "It's all Greek to me!" 


The Mystery of the Ancient Pyramid (Cairo, Egypt)

The Mystery of the Ancient Pyramid (Cairo, Egypt) received the 2013 Preferred Choice Award fromCreative Child Magazine! Mimi, Papa, Grant, and Christina fly over the sunny sands of the desert and land in the middle of a mystery that takes them back to the times of the ancient Egyptians!


The Mystery at Big Ben (London, England)

Mimi and Papa speed away to London, England in their little red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. Tagging along are grandchildren Christina, 10, and Grant, 7. Uh-oh, Grant spots a big problem with Big Ben...and he and his sister, along with their two new best friends, George and Maggie, take a whirlwind tour from the top of the Eye, up the Thames River, down into a dungeon, and more -- in search of clues to solve The Mystery of Big Ben!


The Mystery of the Crystal Castle (Bavaria, Germany)

Christina and Mimi are uber-excited to visit a famous castle in Germany. They call it the Crystal Castle. But when the Mystery Girl lands and they discover Octoberfest underway. And, yet, again: MYSTERY'S AFOOT! See if you can translate the German clues and figure out what's going on and why Grant is SNEEZING so much! And who is Jason Hewitt, anyway? An uber-adventure, for sure! Nothing is quite what it seems, it seems! Spooky!


The Mystery at Dracula's Castle (Transylvania, Romania)

Mimi reads an ad and thinks, "Hmm, would this make a great vacation home for a mystery writing grandmother and her family and friends." Soon, Christina and Grant are whisked off aboard the Mystery Girl airplane with Mimi and Papa to Transylvania, Romania where they meet up with a strange real estate agent, tour the famous castle, meet some odd new kid friends, learn about vampires, and meet up with Count dracula himself!


The Mystery at the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)

Mimi, Papa, and two of their grandchildren -- Christina and Grant -- fly to Paris aboard Papa's red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. As soon as they land at Charles de Gaulle Airport and meet their pen pals, Jean-Luc and Marie, the mystery begins! Come along! Don't miss the fun, the frights, or the surprising ending! 


The Mystery on the Great Wall of China (Beijing, China)

Mimi, Papa, Grant, and Christina are headed to China in Papa's little red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. Thousands of miles away from home, surrounded by hundreds of years of imperial history, Christina, 10 and Grant, 7, discover puzzling clues as soon as they arrive at the airport! Come along! Learn a few facts about China, and have lots of fun!


The Mystery on the Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

It's a trip "Down Under" for Christina, 10, Grant, 7, and their mystery-writing grandmother Mimi! Lots of surprises and mysterious activities unfold as the group travels through the Outback, Queensland, and finally to the Great Barrier Reef. Don't miss a moment of excitement in Christina and Grant's Australian adventure! 


The Mystery in Icy Antarctica (The Frozen Continent)

The story will give kids the scoop on Antarctica including how the continent formed, how cold it is, who owns the continent, who wants to own it,t he history of adventurers who went there and the wildlife, including penguins. Environmental issues are also addressed. There's plenty of history, science, and strange characters to make a mystery!


The Mystery at Machu Picchu (Lost City of the Incas, Peru)

Christina and Grant get the chance of a lifetime to visit Peru and the incredible Incan ruins at Machu Picchu. They meet two Peruvian kids looking for their lost llama, and soon step into a mystery filled with a terrifying train ride, baffling artifacts, a scary Inca king, and even some splattering, smelly llama spit! Will they find out who (or what?) is scaring tourists away from the majestic mountain city of Machu Picchu? Read and find out!


The Mystery at the Maya Ruins (Mexico)

You are purchasing the Paperback format on this book. My, oh Maya! Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant really get in over "skulls" in this Mexican hat dance of a mystery set in the Yucatan Peninsula. When they go to explore ancient Maya ruins, "number" clues seem to abound! But what is someone trying to lead them to…or wary from? Snakes…human hearts…a wall of skulls…human sacrifice? How creepy can you get, the kids wonder. But in searching for clues, they encounter the wonder that is Mexico and find themselves laughing at things they never thought could be funny—all along the way!


The Mystery at Mount Fuji (Tokyo, Japan)

Christina and Grant are studying Japan in school. They are so excited about the mysterious and exotic country that they talk Mimi and Papa into flying the Mystery Girl airplane to Japan. It all seems so beautiful and serene: the gardens, the cherry blossoms, the beautiful geisha. But what about the very large sumo wrestlers, the samurai swords, and who are those ninja, anyway? Grab a ticket and join them for all the fun, frights, and adventure!


The Breathtaking Mystery on Mt. Everest (The Top of the World)

So much snow! A couple of cold kids! One sharp Sherpa! And one yelling Yeti! Equals a high-altitude adventure! Join Grant and Christina on a journey to the top of the world - Mount Everest! Along with their two Sherpa friends, they try to help Uncle Mike and his friend reach the summit. But someone else is trying to make sure they don't! Read this mystery - it will take your breath away!


The Mystery of the Northern Lights (Canada)

You are purchasing the Paperback format on this book. In The Mystery of the Northern Lights (Canada)you will encounter…. A maple leaf flag! A very high tide! A very cold chill! A "mountie"-friend. Or Foe? And a stampede of clues! Can the kids solve this mystery before sunrise? The Mystery of the Northern Lights (Canada) takes readers on an awe-inspiring and action-packed adventure complete with thrills, chills, and a high tide! 


The Mystery of the Onion Domes (Russia)

What could be more thrilling than a family trip across the globe? How about a spur-of-the-moment mystery at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia? 

The newest addition to the popular Around the World in 80 Mysteries series, The Mystery of the Onion Domes takes readers on an awe-inspiring and action-packed adventure complete with thrills, chills, and bobsled spills! 


The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum (Rome, Italy)

Follow Christina, Grant, and their two new friends, Luigi and Francesca, as they look for clues while exploring Italy on fast scooters and floating gondolas! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! 


The Mystery of the Taj Mahal (India)

You are purchasing the Paperback format of this book. IIn The Mystery at the Taj Mahal (India) you will encounter…. A boy named Taj! A girl named Mahal! Clues in boats that float! A magnificent palace! And a Mystery full of history! The Mystery at the Taj Mahal (India) takes readers on an awe-inspiring and action-packed adventure complete with thrills, chills, and a jolting rides! 


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