A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author

A to Z Mysteries: The Absent Author

Dink's favorite author says he will come for a visit, and the only way he won't come is if he is kidnapped. But when the big day comes, Wallis Wallace is nowhere to be found. It's up to Dink and his two best friends to find Wallace - before it's too late!

By: Ron Roy

Discovery Questions

After your child receives and reads this book, Discuss one or more of the following questions to help him/her make connections and build comprehension.

  • The children are disappointed when Wallis Wallace fails to show up at the Book Nook. When was the last time you were disappointed by someone or something? Write about it. Share your story with a parent.
  • Think of another mystery book you have read. How is this one the same or different? Use a Venn diagram, and list five ways it is similar. Then list five ways it is different.
  • Greenlawn is a small town where all the people know each other. Some people prefer to live in big cities. In big cities people have a small circle of friends. Which is better? Why? Discuss it with a parent.
  • What is your favorite chapter? Rewrite it like a comic strip. Draw the pictures, then write the dialogue in word bubbles. Don't forget expressions on their faces!

Book Details

Grade Level:
3rd Grade
Student Favorite
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