Crime spree[ edit ] The Carr brothers, year-old Reginald and year-old Jonathan of Dodge City, already had lengthy criminal records when they began their spree. On December 8,having recently arrived in Wichita, they robbed Andrew Schreiber, a year-old assistant baseball coach. On December 11, three days later, they shot and mortally wounded year-old cellist and librarian Ann Walenta as she tried to escape from them in her car.
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Sadly, her best friend and fellow tutee, Zoe, has moved away. Stillford doesn't show up to meet with Quinnie at the town diner run by Quinnie's dadQuinnie goes to her house and finds enough things out of place that she is alarmed.
Later, there is a letter from Ms. Stillford sent to the twon sheriff, Quinnie's mom, but Quinnie is still suspicious. WIth the help of the new girl in town, Mariella, whose father is a famous crime writer, Quinnie investigates the disappearance of her teacher and uncovers an interesting bits of the town's history and unusual intrigue centered around the town's small community of nuns.
Middle grade mysteries walk a fine line-- readers want gory murder mysteries, and adults want to hand them gentler books about missing dogs, ala Encyclopedia Brown.
The Maypop Kidnapping struck a nice balance, with a beloved teacher going missing, the adults not believing she was in danger, and the children being right that more investigation was needed. I appreciated that the teacher wasn't in grave danger, but that Quinnie and Mariella were able to solve a mystery that did have some criminal implications.
The sense of place was very strong. Having been to Maine, it was interesting to see a depiction of a small town with very few inhabitants, and some of the scenes were set along the coast. Young readers not from the area will find this interesting.
The inclusion of Mariella, who was from New York City, reinforced some of these details, since she was suprised by some facets of life in a small town. Stillford, has gone missing and Quinnie is convinced it's a kidnapping. Mom is Maiden Rock's town sheriff and the postal worker and the realtor -- it's that kind of small town and quite possibly the more reasonable of the two of them.
Mom's pretty sure Ms. Stillford left of her own volition, even though she doesn't yet have an explanation for it. But Quinnie's just not so sure.
Breaking in to Ms. Stillford's place in search of answers is just the beginning of this d Quinnie Boyd's teacher, Ms. Stillford's place in search of answers is just the beginning of this delightful middle grade whodunit.
Stillford skipped out of town? Or could she be just under their nose? And if so, who nabbed her? Surrisi has a knack for storytelling.Raul Souto Massacessi, the beloved 14 year old son of Ricardo and Iracema (Souto) Massacessi, died suddenly on Friday March 13, He was born in Lowell on September 28, and resided there until moving to Dracut a few months ago.
8th Grade Kidnapping March 8th Grade Kidnapping Event THE AMAZING RACE March 7th, Maddie Schwartz and Elyssa Goldman Leora Greene, Hannah Restler, and Daniel Marks Cost and off site locations: COST: FREE!!! The Wichita Massacre, also known as the Wichita Horror, was a spree of random robberies, assaults, rapes, and murders perpetrated from December 7 to 14, by brothers Reginald and Jonathan Carr against several people in the city of Wichita, Kansas. In this period, the Carrs killed five people and a dog in the course of robberies Location: Wichita, Kansas, U.S. C.M. Surrisi's debut middle-grade mystery, The Maypop Kidnapping is set in a small coastal Maine village filled with eccentric locals. When year-old Quinnie's beloved teacher goes missing, Quinnie leads a relentless, sometimes misguided search – against her mother's orders/5.
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