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Misfits, Inc. No. 1

The Vanishing Chip

by Mark Delaney

Meet Misfits, Inc. Investigations…
*Peter, the genius
*Jake, the athlete
*Byte, the computer whiz
*Mattie, the “magician”
These four teenage super-sleuths have a knack for uncovering and solving unsolvable crimes.

In their first case, the team bands together to clear Mattie’s grandfather, who stands falsely accused of stealing a million-dollar computer chip from a local museum.

While the FBI and local police assigned to the case can’t turn up any leads, the Misfits draw upon each of their special talents to lead them to the true thieves and solve the mystery of the vanishing chip.

Paperback: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-176-0
Total Pages: 188
Size: 5 x 7 1/8
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-651-2
Age Range: 10 – 14
Language: English

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Accelerated Reader
AR Quiz#: 36632
AR Reading Level: 5.5
AR Points: 7

F&P (Fountas & Pinnell)
F&P Level: W
F&P Grade: 6

Reading Counts
Reading Counts Level: 6.1
Reading Counts Points: 11
Reading Counts Interest Level: 6-8

Reviews

“Readers will enjoy the technological theme and the fact that the young people solve the crime and catch the thief.” ―School Library Journal

“The fast-moving story line appeals to teens who feel they are misfits trying to fit in. Great for reluctant readers.” ―Book Report

“The Vanishing Chip is smartly written, the characters are believable, and the action is heart-pounding.” ―Chicago Tribune

Awards

Children’s Book Sense Picks ―Book Sense Spring 2008

Sunshine State Young Readers’ Award (nominee grades 6-8) ―FAME 2000-2001

South Carolina Junior Book Award (nominee) ―South Carolina Association of School Librarians 2001-2002

Best Books for Young Teen Readers ―R. R. Bowker

Meet the Author

Mark Delaney earned a masters degree in comparative literature from the University of California at Irvine. He is the author of the Misfits, Inc. series and Pepperland. A former bookstore owner, he now teaches high school. Delaney lives in Tennessee.