Grant and Christina have a new friend named Sam. Her mom and dad own a school supply store. One day Sam reads a book about the famous Amazon River and rainforest and soon everyone is off with Mimi and Papa on the Mystery Girl airplane to a great adventure! Well, that is, if you like sizable snakes, a terrifying tarantula, toe-nibbling fish, messy monkeys, witch doctors, poison arrows, swinging from vines, getting lost, getting scared. Whew! An amazing Amazon boy helps solve the mystery as he guides the kids through the maze of ancient ruins at the famous city of Machu Picchu (“which sounds like a sneeze when you say it real fast!” says Grant). Don’t miss this mystery – it’s wiiillldddd!
This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment.
LOOK what’s in this mystery – people, places, history, and more!
Places: Amazon River • Guarulhos International Airport • Amazon Rainforest • Rainforest Hotel • Native Village • Ancient Machu Picchu, Peru (specifically the Jail) • Inca Trail, Machu Picchub• Amazon River Basin in Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, and Paraguay
Educational Items: Rainforests including size, bugs, history, habitat, conservation, • Cabana Rooms in Rainforest Hotel • Machu Piccu including its history, buildings, construction and architecture • Howler Monkeys • Witch Doctors • Gemstones including their natural state • Amazon Rainforest Wildlife – including, caimans, poison dart frogs, Morpho butterflys, bugs, piranhas • Carnival (including the Samba) in Rio de Janeiro • The Jungle including safe traveling techniques • Indigenous Foods of the Amazon including Crab, Rice, Fish, and Coconut • Pygmies
Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 118326
Lexile Measure: 700
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Get your FREE Resources!
1. Download the Carole Marsh Mysteries Around The World Correlations to Common Core/State Standards HERE.
2. Download the Where in the World Have You Been map HERE.
3. Download additional activities including Fact or Fiction, Fascinating Facts, Book Club Discussion and Book Club Activities HERE.
4. Utilize the Around the World Common Core State Standards Teacher Resource for classroom discussion questions and activities for ELA grades 2-6. This can be used for all 19 mysteries HERE.
5. Want a sneak peak? Read the first three chapters HERE.