Who Stole Uncle Sam?

Who Stole Uncle Sam?

By Martha Freeman

Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823420919, 250pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2008

Two eleven-year-old sleuths crack a case about the disappearance of a baseball coach in this humourous and offbeat middle-grade mystery, third in Martha Freeman's popular series. After their last success, Alex and Yasmeen made a pact to stop solving mysteries. However, when Alex's baseball coach, a patriotic war veteran nicknamed Uncle Sam, goes missing, it's hard for the young detectives to resist. Soon the two are tracking down clues involving porta-potties, lawn care chemicals, and secret baseball scouts. Will Alex and Yasmeen get to the bottom of the mystery before the summer is over?

About the Author
Martha Freeman is the author of twenty books for young readers of all ages, including "The Secret Cookie Club", theChickadee Court Mysteries, and the First Kid Mysteries. "Who Stole Halloween?" wason theTexas Bluebonnet Award Master List, and "The Case of the Diamond Dog Collar" was nominated for Indiana s Young Hoosier Book Award. Her books have been translated into Turkish, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, and French. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and you can visit her at MarthaFreeman.com.