Fraud Squad

  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:paleontology, mystery, teen detectives, amateur sleuths, teen sleuths
  • Available:10/01/2009
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:4.1
  • Lexile:HL600L
  • ATOS:4.2
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When Trevor, Nick and Robyn visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Robyn is inspired to raise funds for a dinosaur dig that will close soon if it doesn't find funding.

The kids are caught up in another mystery when a chain of suspicious events, including the disappearance of important fossils and a fraudulent discovery at the dig, leads them to wonder what's going on. Is the new visiting scientist behind the fraud, or did Robyn's enthusiasm to save the dig lead her astray?

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

"This book will find its place with educators and librarians looking to entice reluctant readers with appealing and accessible books."
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"A 'who-done-it' that will appeal to students who like mysteries."
– Canadian Teacher Magazine
"Fast-paced action sets the scene for a group of students who have to solve the appearance of a marine dinosaur bone in Drumheller Alberta dinosaur digs...The size and the story will appeal to kids who may not like to read."
– Puget Sound Council for Review of Children's Media
"Good background information on archeology mixed with a 'whodunit' story will entice the reluctant reader."
– Tacoma School District #10
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