The Kung Fu Puzzle
A Mystery with Time and Temperature
From the Series Manga Math Mysteries
Is what Adam and Tom overhear true? Is Sifu Faiza selling the kung fu school? And can they find a way to change her mind in time? All the kids get together to help, but they’ll have to figure out a mysterious puzzle about hours, minutes, and temperature to find the unexpected solution in . . . The Kung Fu Puzzle.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™, Lerner Digital ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.6|
|Dimensions||5.75 x 8.5|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.4|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||131751|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
School Library Journal
“The colorful manga-style artwork is energetic and well executed. Fine additions where books such as Jimmy Gownley’s ‘Amelia Rules’ (S & S) and Jarrett J. Krosoczka’s ‘Lunch Lady’ (Knopf) are popular.”
—School Library Journal
Author: Melinda Thielbar
Melinda Thielbar is a writer, teacher, statistician, and student of the martial arts. Manga Math Mysteries, including The Kung Fu Puzzle and The Secret Ghost is her first children’s series.
In 2005, Melinda left SAS to finish a PhD in statistics. She was awarded a VIGRE fellowship at North Carolina State University. This fellowship is awarded to students likely to make a strong contribution to education in the mathematics and statistics field. Again, Melinda earned a fantastic reputation in the classroom. Her statistics lectures and examples were known for their ability to hold her students' interest—no easy task in a statistics for non-majors class that's held at 8:00am.
Melinda lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, writer Richard Dansky, and their three cats. She is currently working on the research portion of her PhD.
Illustrator: Der-shing Helmer
Der-shing Helmer is a high school biology teacher who originally went to college to learn about reptiles. After she graduated she decided to try teaching instead. In her spare time she likes to write and draw comics and read a variety of books!
Narrator: Book Buddy Digital Media
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Manga Math Mysteries
Modern manga artwork engages readers in kid-friendly mysteries. In each book, a group of friends from a martial arts school uses visual clues and mathematics to solve a mystery. The stories illustrate problem-solving thought processes and reinforce math concepts taught in third and… View available downloads →