The Mystery at Big Ben (London, England) (1) (Around the World In 80 Mysteries)

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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. Mimi, a children's mystery book writer, has an appointment with the Queen! Papa is headed for the Rosetta Stone. The kids are supposed to go to the Tower of London and "behave themselves." But, 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!

This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: The Ritz Hotel · Big Ben (where Clue #1 is found) · Eye in the Sky Ferris wheel · The British Museum (where clue #2 is found) · Harrod’s department store · Tower of London · St. Paul’s Cathedral · Cleopatra’s Needle · Globe Theater · 221b Baker Street (fictional home of Sherlock Holmes) · Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum · Buckingham Palace · Heathrow Airport · Paris, France · London Bridge · Tower Bridge · Piccadilly Circus · Times Square (New York), USA · London Underground · Thames River · Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA · Savannah, Georgia · Washington, D.C., USA

Educational Items: The plays and productions of William Shakespeare · Rosetta Stone · History of St. Paul’s Cathedral · History of the Tower of London · History of the Globe Theater · Eros (mythology) · Big Ben · Elgin Marbles · London Bridge · Crown Jewels · Bubonic Plague · Statue of Liberty · Changing of the Guard

People: Sherlock Holmes · Lindow Man · Jack the Ripper · Blackbeard the Pirate · Sir Walter Raleigh

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 103233
Lexile Measure: 730
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40

Get your FREE Resources!



1. Download the Carole Marsh Mysteries Around The World Correlations to Common Core/State Standards HERE.


2. Download the Where in the World Have You Been map HERE.


3. Download additional activities including Fact or Fiction, Fascinating Facts, Book Club Discussion and Book Club Activities HERE.


4. Utilize the Around the World Common Core State Standards Teacher Resource for classroom discussion questions and activities for ELA grades 2-6. This can be used for all 19 mysteries HERE.


5. Want a sneak peak? Read the first three chapters HERE.
The Mystery at Big Ben is recommended by Sylvan Learning's Book Adventure reading program. Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring and supplemental education services to students of all ages.

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About the Author:

Carole Marsh:

  • Native of Atlanta, Georgia
  • Professional writer and photographer
  • Founder and CEO of Gallopade International, Inc.
  • Founder and Owner of Marsh Media, a public relations anD corporate communications firm
  • Creator of more than 15,000 products, primarily fiction and non-fiction supplementary educational materials
  • including books, interactive CD-ROMs, games, and online adventures
Awards Include:
  • 2011 Teachers’ Choice for the Classroom by Learning Magazine
  • 2007 Greatest Products by iParenting Media
  • 2006 Georgia Author of the Year by Georgia Writers Association
  • 2004 Teachers’ Choice for the Family by Learning Magazine
  • 2003 Excellence in Education Award from the National School Supply and Equipment Association
  • 2002 Teachers' Choice Award by Learning Magazine
  • 2002 Award of Excellence Recipient from Association Advance America
  • 2000 Fastest Growing Small Press from Publishers Weekly
  • Communicator of the Year in 1979

Review:

MidWest Book Review...very well crafted 128 page mystery which entertains and teaches young readers effortlessly, as do the other exciting Carole Marsh mysteries...outstanding series--each one of them a true gem of original, informative and entertaining storytelling.

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