The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

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The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

by Octavia Spencer

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | May 6, 2015 | Hardcover

The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
Meet Randi Rhodes, the world’s first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle grade series from Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder’s Day Festival. But the festival’s main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town’s treasure, has gone missing.

Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee–inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating in a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect.

They have three days to find the treasure…the future of their whole town is at stake! Will these kids be able to save the day?

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 in

Published: May 6, 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442476818

ISBN - 13: 9781442476813

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from If you liked the “Theodore Boone” series then this would be a good pick. In Octavia Spencer’s new book “Ninja Detectives” Randi has the coolest gig for a 12 year old as the neighborhood detective. But when her dad decides to move them to a small town, Randi is afraid her detective days are done. Until an unexpected turn of events lets her put her detective skills to use once again as a new mystery surfaces and her new town is at stake. It was cool how the main character was a ninja but I wish that they had more battles or described the one that they did have a little more. While the title and the idea of a ninja who is a detective grabbed me; I found it didn’t have a strong beginning. However the pace picked up and I was soon absorbed by the mystery and wanted to find out ‘who dunnit’. I liked Randi’s character and when she teams up with D.C. I started to find it more interesting as both Randi and D.C. struggled to solve the mystery. This would be good for kids 8-12 who love a good mystery or detective book. If you liked the “Theodore Boone” series then this would be a good pick.
Date published: 2013-10-09

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The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

by Octavia Spencer

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.8 in

Published: May 6, 2015

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1442476818

ISBN - 13: 9781442476813

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Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit CHAPTER ONE THE FINAL CASE Gotcha! Randi Rhodes thought. Now smile real big for the camera. Down on the sidewalk, three stories below her bedroom window, the man in the navy suit checked over his shoulder to make sure no one was watching. It was six o’clock on a Friday morning. Most of Randi’s Brooklyn neighbors were still snuggled up in their beds, but Randi had gotten up at the crack of dawn, just as she had for the past three days. She’d been on a stakeout for over an hour, never budging from her post while she waited for the man to show up with his dog. Randi snapped several photos of the man and a few more of his prissy white Pekingese. And when the pair hurried off around the corner, she zoomed in for a close-up of the mess that the dastardly villains had left behind. The pretty pink tulips she’d planted as bait in front of her house had been ripped up at the roots. The only things left behind were a hole in the ground and a sprinkling of soil on the sidewalk. How many gardens have you destroyed? she thought. How many old ladies have woken up to find their pansies plucked and their rosebushes ransacked? How many kids won’t get to enjoy the first flowers they ever helped plant? How many lives have you made a little less beautiful? All because you’re too cheap to buy your flowers from a florist. Randi downloaded the photos onto her computer and printed out a few of the best. The man in the pictures lived three blocks away. He’d been her pr
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Meet Randi Rhodes, the world’s first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle grade series from Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer.

Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder’s Day Festival. But the festival’s main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town’s treasure, has gone missing.

Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee–inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating in a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect.

They have three days to find the treasure…the future of their whole town is at stake! Will these kids be able to save the day?