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Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries #3

Ghost Train

by Anne Capeci
illustrated by Paul Casale

The third book in the Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries series features a trio of young crime solvers and nonstop action set against the backdrop of early 20th century railroad expansion.

It is 1926 in the remote camp town of Scenic, Washington, and Billy, Dannie and Finn have more on their minds than the upcoming Fourth of July pageant. When Billy finds a mysterious burlap sack containing a threatening note, he and his best friends have a brand new case to solve.

Does the note have something to do with the mysterious, unscheduled trains that are moving through Scenic? The trail leads to a planned railroad heist of a special train that carries raw silk worth millions from the Seattle shipyards to the East Coast textile mills. But time is running out as the three friends frantically search for clues to the identity of the robber before the targeted “ghost train” passes through Scenic.

Anne Capeci’s latest book in this fast-paced historical series offers young readers a satisfying mystery, well-drawn characters, and an authentic portrait of the rough and tumble life of a western camp town in the 1920s.

Hardcover: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-324-5
Total Pages: 144
Size: 5 x 7
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-966-7
Age Range: 7 – 10
Language: English

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Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 80427
AR Reading Level: 4
AR Points: 3

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: Q
F&P Grade: 4

Reviews

“An exciting and fast-paced story that will hold readers’ attention.” ―School Library Journal

Awards

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association 2005

Gate City Book Award ―Elementary School Librarians of Nashua, New Hampshire 2006

Meet the Author

Anne Capeci has written over a dozen books for children.The Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries are based on her family’s experiences. Her grandfather was one of the men in charge of building the Cascades Tunnel back in the 1920s. Capeci lives in New York.

Meet the Illustrator

Paul Casale graduated from the Pratt Institute, where he won numerous awards. A member of the Society of Illustrators, he has illustrated many children’s books, including Surviving Jamestown and the Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries series. He lives in New Jersey.