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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.

Featuring an engaging group of outcasts with varied interests, each book in the Misfits series offers an intriguing mystery, supported by Delaney’s well-paced plot and believable dialogue, that will keep readers captivated to the very end.

Format: Paperback
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-176-0
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Page Count: 188
Size: 5 ̎ x 7-1/8 ̎
Age Range: 10 – 14
Language: English
Format: E-book
ISBN: 978-1-56145-651-2
Age Range: 10 – 14
Language: English

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AR Level: 5.5
F&P: W, Gr 6, Genre RF
Lexile: 700L
Themes: Friendship, Loyalty, Mystery, Teamwork
BISAC 1: YAF042000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: YAF029000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Law & Crime
BISAC 3: YAF055000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science & Technology

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

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

Awards

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

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

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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.