What Happened in July by Margaret J. McMasterWhat Happened in July by Margaret J. McMaster

What Happened in July

byMargaret J. McMaster, Margaret J. McMaster

Paperback | August 31, 2012

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By solving a message written in secret code, Stewart, Mrs. Chairbottom, and Colonel Peabody discover what happened in Mrs. Chairbottom's house in July of 1932.

Book Four of the Babysitter Out of Control! Series

From the Critics:

Selected for the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2013

"What Happened in July is an exciting book and a good read. Recommended." CM Magazine, Oct. 12, 2012

"Reminiscent of the Horrible Harry (by Suzy Kline) and Nate the Great (by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) series of mysteries for young readers, What Happened in July presents a simple mystery that gives readers a chance to try out some new skills, here code-breaking. While the nature of early readers generally precludes multi-layered plotting and characterizations, What Happened in July provides more than just a linear mystery plot i.e., discovering a mystery and directly finding the solution. Because of the addition of the code-breaking and help needed to discover information not readily accessible, young readers will experience the more complicated plotting of a true mystery." CanLit for Little Canadians, Oct. 22, 2012

About the Author:

Canadian author, Margaret J. McMaster, published her first book of middle-grade fiction, Carried Away on Licorice Days, in 2008. It was nominated for three literary awards: the Canadian Library Association's 2009 Book of the Year for Children Award, the 2010/2011 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, and the 2011 Rocky Mountain Book Award. In 2009 she started writing the Babysitter Out of Control! series of early chapter books. These amusing, fast-paced adventures include: Babysitter Out of Control!Looking for Love on Mongo TongoThe Improbable Party on Purple Plum LaneWhat Happened in July (selected for Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2013), and, The Sinking of the Wiley Bean. She is a past contributor to the Canadian Children's Annual and her creative non-fiction piece, After All These Years, was shortlisted for the 2006 CBC Literary Award. So Much Potential, a novel set in the Lake Erie fishing industry, was published in 2013. It was selected for Best Books for Kids & Teens - Spring 2014.

In addition to the Babysitter Out of Control! series of early chapter books, Margaret J. McMaster is the author of the middle-grade novel, Carried Away On Licorice Days, which was nominated for the Canadian Library Association's 2009 Book of the Year for Children Award, the 2010/2011 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, and the 201...
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Title:What Happened in JulyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:57 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.38 inPublished:August 31, 2012Publisher:Mansbridge Dunn PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0981052541

ISBN - 13:9780981052540

Appropriate for ages: 7 - 9

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"Reminiscent of the Horrible Harry (by Suzy Kline) and Nate the Great (by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat) series of mysteries for young readers, What Happened in July presents a simple mystery that gives readers a chance to try out some new skills, here code-breaking.  While the nature of early readers generally precludes multi-layered plotting and characterizations, What Happened in July provides more than just a linear mystery plot i.e., discovering a mystery and directly finding the solution.  Because of the addition of the code-breaking and help needed to discover information not readily accessible, young readers will experience the more complicated plotting of a true mystery." CanLit for Little Canadians, Oct. 22, 2o12