The Mystery of the Biltmore House


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Gallopade International
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5.28 X 7.68 X 0.43 inches | 0.34 pounds

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About the Author

Carole Marsh is the creative force behind more than 15,000 children's books, state-aligned curriculum, and supplemental educational materials. Founded in 1979, Marsh's popular series, Real Kids! Real Places!, originated from her own children's request for her to write books for kids. It is aimed at young readers ages 7-14. This original series now has 50 titles. Since its inception more than 38 years ago, Carole has created eight additional mystery series, all including real characters, historical and factual information, and tons of hilarious mishaps! Carole Marsh instinctive kid-friendly approach toward making reading and learning both fun and educational has earned her considerable attention in the literary world. She is a six-time winner of the Teacher's Choice for the Classroom award from Learning Magazine; two-time Academic's Choice Smart Book award winner; four-time award winner from Creative Child Magazine.


"I am six years old and love your mysteries. So far, I have read almost all of your state mysteries and all of your Around The World series. Have asked for the rest of them for Christmas. I am very interested in history. We went to Asheville, N.C. this summer after reading your book about the Biltmore. You are a wonderful writer and I enjoy your books very much. I hope to be a writer some day." -- Joshua 6 Years Old (10/01/2006)
"I purchased the Biltmore House Mystery for my 1st grader. As a former high school/college history teacher, I LOVED the knowledge you 'slipped' into the story--Bravo! I have already recommended this series to our school's 5th grade teachers and several parents! Thank you!" -- Kristen Lanier Evans (05/01/2006)
In 1981, Carole Marsh took four real kids on a visit to Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. There was only one problem first one kid disappeared! Then another! Then, so did a priceless antique chess set! And so started the series of kid-adored Carole Marsh Mysteries. Ingeniously, each mystery is set in a real place-a place kids can go and visit for themselves after reading the book. Carole Marsh used (and still uses) real children as characters. Usually, her son Michael and daughter Michele were characters, and rounding out the foursome were local children recruited for the story. Marsh wanted kids-that is, boys and girls of all ages-to be able to participate in solving each mystery. And, she wanted kids to learn something as they read-something about the history of the location. There is nothing better than a good ol' mystery to get kids knee-deep in a love for reading! Anything can happen in the Big Apple and in The Mystery in New York City, "everything" does! Four real kids on a trip to New York become grid-locked in a mystery that takes them on a wild hair-raising history tour of the Big Apple's most famous landmarks to find a priceless missing part of history. There are currently 16 books in the Carole Marsh Mysteries collection, and to enhance your child's learning experience, a comprehensive teaching guide is available for each title. In expanding The Mystery in New York City, the teacher's guide provides: A chapter guide of additional information, trivia, and historical facts, to help you become an "expert" on New York, immigrants, the Statue of Liberty, and more Activity ideas Additional information on geography, mathematics, writing, science, and art Reproducible activities Out-of-the-box ideas like a Central Park Scavenger Hunt and an Ellis Island Immigration Card Covering a broad range of destinations, students can read about famous places like Boston's Freedom Trail, The Field Museum in Chicago, and the Alamo, and about famous events like the Iditarod Race in Alaska, and the first flight of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Do you have an aspiring mystery writer? Fans of Carole Marsh Mysteries will love the 24-page workbook, How to Write Your Own Real Kids Real Places Mystery. Filled with directions and tips for writing everything from the title page, to setting the story in a selected location, onto directing characters toward a climax, this is a great tool to get your kids writing something they will enjoy! Designed for kids ages 7-14. Visit your favorite bookstore for Carole Marsh Mysteries books and Teacher Guides or visit to order online. -- Steven St. Laurent "Homeschooling Parent" (07/01/2004)