The Case of the Crooked Carnival (Paperback)

And Other Super-Scientific Cases (Doyle and Fossey #5)

By Michele Torrey, Johansen Newman (Illustrator)

Sterling, 9781402749650, 92pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

List Price: 6.95*
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Science super-sleuths Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey are back--this time in a never-before-published addition to the popular series They've got an exciting collection of cases, too: Are ghosts and ghouls keeping Edgar Glum awake? Have aliens invaded Mossy Swamp? What's the crooked game everyone's losing at the carnival? And why is the town bridge going bananas? Kids will have fun following the clues--and learning about such real scientific principles as amplification, ecosystems, magnetic fields, and more. Plus, budding Doyles and Fosseys will find actual experiments to try.

Praise For The Case of the Crooked Carnival: And Other Super-Scientific Cases (Doyle and Fossey #5)


The Case of the Gasping Garbage:

 Move over Encyclopedia Brown, here come Doyle and Fossey, science detectives.”

Children's Literature


Kids will enjoy reading about these young scientists who sometimes outsmart adults.”

School Library Journal


Tongue firmly in cheek, Torrey bases the four problems and their solutions on basic, well-articulated scientific principles and techniques, reinforced by several related experiments or activities at the end to keep fans of this hardboiled series opener busy as they pine for the next installment.”Booklist


The Case of the Graveyard Ghost:

Nominated for a 2005 Rhode Island State Children’s Book Award


The main characters are believable and thoroughly engaging Early chapter-book readers will be enchanted”School Library Journal