The Scratch on the Ming Vase by Caroline StellingsThe Scratch on the Ming Vase by Caroline Stellings

The Scratch on the Ming Vase

byCaroline Stellings

Perfect | September 15, 2012

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Born in China, Nicki was abandoned to an orphanage before being adopted by a wealthy North American family. Now 16, Nicki divides her time between Hawaii and Ontario and is all set to train with a king fu grand master. When she reports to his studio, she finds him stabbed and near death. As he lapses into a coma, he begs her to find a priceless Ming dynasty vase that she discovers has once belonged to Pu Yi, the Boy Emperor. Part detective story, part spy thriller, the novel takes place over seven days of danger and deception as Nicki relies on her wits and her martial arts training to uncover the criminal mastermind behind the plot to steal the vase. Along the way, she begins to wonder about the mystery of her own past and the family she left behind in China.
Caroline Stellings is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her book The Contest, part of the Gutsy Girl series, won the 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year Award and was a finalist for the 2010/11 Hackmatack prize. Besides her many books for children and young adults, she is also the writer of The Nancy Drew Crookbook, a long running se...
Title:The Scratch on the Ming VaseFormat:PerfectDimensions:142 pages, 8.2 × 5.55 × 0.4 inPublished:September 15, 2012Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926920910

ISBN - 13:9781926920917


Editorial Reviews

For someone who has read many mystery stories, I found this book one of the best mystery stories I've ever read.