• Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:bio-piracy, mystery, science, teen detectives, amateur sleuths
  • Pub Date:10/01/2008
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:4.0
  • Lexile:HL570L
  • ATOS:4.0
  • Flesch-Kincaid Grade:4
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Trevor, Robyn and Nick decide they have a mystery to solve when Trevor discovers a suspicious looking young man snooping around. They learn about missing research involving the use of carob beans to aid in cancer treatment-potentially valuable information. With a shady looking grad student, a bitter activist and an employee of a medical research firm to deal with, our amateur sleuths are faced with their greatest challenge yet.
"Highly recommended."
– Tucson Unified School District
"This is a fast-paced novel useful in a reading-tutor class...great for a grade 9 or 10 student in such a class." [Rated Excellent.]
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"This mystery involving a shady graduate student and a vengeful activist is right up the alley for the amateur sleuths…and the ending makes the reader realize that right and wrong frequently have shades of grey. Recommended."
– CM Magazine
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