Waves of Mystery

From the Series Scoop McLaren

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Scoop McLaren, the feisty thirteen-year old DETECTIVE EDITOR is BACK!

This time the mystery has her sailing into uncharted waters to solve the case. When Scoop’s childhood friend, surfing sensation Fletcher Stein enters the Higgity Harbor top surfing competition, strange things start happening . . .

Scoop isn’t sure but it looks like someone could be out to stop Fletcher from winning the competition. With her roving reporter, Evie Andrews, by her side, Scoop makes sure no stone is left unturned in her pursuit for the truth. Can she track down and rescue her friend to solve this monster WAVE of MYSTERY once and for all?

This fast-paced, action-packed detective story is perfect for 8+ readers who love a bit of detecting work, fancy themselves as journalists and are ready for a whole lot of summer fun, too!

Waves of Mystery is another fantastic tale from Helen Castles, featuring a brilliantly dogged young reporter and some fiendish puzzles to solve. There are lovely themes of friendship and standing up for what’s right, all woven into a bouncy adventure that barely pauses to take a breath. With plenty of twists, heaps of humor and a surprising ending to make young readers gasp, children will race through the book, eager to uncover the answers. A page-turning treat.”—BookTrust

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2021
Publisher New Frontier Publishing
Imprint New Frontier Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 160
Publication Date 2021-04-06
Text Type Fiction—Mystery
BISACS JUV028000, JUV032060, JUV006000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5 x 7.125
Lexile 700
Features Author/Illustrator biography and Teaching Guides

Author: Helen Castles

Helen Castles divides her time between being a real-life roving reporter for a newspaper and writing about the adventures of detective editor Scoop McLaren.

Illustrator: Beatriz Castro

Beatriz Castro was born in Logroño, La Rioja, Spain. As a little girl, she was always drawing and writing stories. A graduate of the School of Arts of Logroño, her illustrations have appeared on covers and in books produced by a variety of international publishers.

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Scoop McLaren

These fast-paced detective stories star top-notch editor, Scoop McLaren, and her friend and roving reporter, Evie Andrews. Together they solve mysteries and help people while writing their incredible online newspaper. Armed with a list of suspects, Scoop and Evie set out on mission to… View available downloads →