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Teacher’s Guide

Misfits, Inc. No. 3

Growler’s Horn

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 this third installment, the team attends an auction so that Jake, an aspiring musician, can buy a clarinet. Once he’s acquired the clarinet, the Misfits find an odd, handwritten note hidden inside the instrument.

Soon they discover that the clarinet once belonged to a promising jazz musician named Growler Morton, who mysteriously disappeared in the 1950s, as did three million dollars of his record company’s money. When the clarinet is stolen the Misfits find themselves driven to unravel the secret of Growler’s horn, attempting to restore the good name of an innocent man.

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: 978-1-56145-206-4
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Page Count: 232
Size: 5 ̎ x 7-1/8 ̎
Age Range: 10 – 14
Language: English
Format: eBook
ISBN: 978-1-56145-653-6
Age Range: 10 – 14
Language: English

Purchase this eBook through the following vendors:

Barnes & Noble

AR Level: 5.9
F&P: Z, Gr 7th & up, Genre RF
Lexile: 820L
Themes: Friendship, Loyalty, Mystery, Teamwork
BISAC 1: YAF042000 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
BISAC 2: YAF024170 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century
BISAC 3: YAF047030 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Music


“This third installment of their adventures will please fans of the series and newcomers alike, with lots of action, sympathetic heroes and intriguing villains. A fun mystery.” ―Kliatt

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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.