|The Case of the Disappearing Chanukah Candles
|Level Q / Grade 4
An upbeat and uproarious adventure story for kids
There’s something funny about this case. Mrs. Rabinovitz lives all alone, so no one else could have moved the candles. And if someone stole them, wouldn’t other things be missing, too? Something funny is definitely up. But we’ll solve this mystery in no time — or at least in time for Chanukah.
Eleven-year-old Shimmy Stern has a knack for solving mysteries. But he really wants an exciting case — not lame ones, like finding lost homework and dealing with spilled pudding. When Mrs. Rabinovitz’s Chanukah candles go missing, Shimmy and his siblings — the Five Star Detectives — snap on their plastic gloves and dust for fingerprints, decode tricky messages, and grill unwilling suspects. Will they find the candle culprit before Chanukah?
In The Case of the Disappearing Chanukah Candles, the first in a series about the Five Star Detectives, talented author Ellen Roteman presents an upbeat and uproarious adventure about teamwork and determination. Join the spunky Stern sibs as they solve an incredibly fun mystery with an enlightening ending.