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Chase Against Time (Chase Manning Mystery) Hardcover – March 15, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Chase Manning Mystery (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Brown Books Publishing Group (March 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612540317
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612540313
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,839,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr 3-6-Chase Manning is hoping to make the Sixth Grade Honors Orchestra next year and tryouts are today. The only problem is that there might not be an Honors Orchestra if the school can't raise enough money by auctioning off an expensive cello at the annual fundraising dinner. When the instrument goes missing, the principal turns to Chase to find the guilty party. Who would want to sabotage the music program? The fact that the story takes place in the course of one day gives a sense of urgency to each chapter as Chase follows the clues to the culprit. The characters and situations are not wholly believable, and the supporting characters lack depth, but kids who have graduated from Scooby-Doo will like Chase's perseverance. A fun mystery with a likable main character and a lot of red herrings.-Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix Public Library, AZα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Edgy, suspenseful, and fun. --Brad Turner, Producer and director, 24

Mystery, action . . . Chase Manning has it all. Fans of Encyclopedia Brown are sure to love this series. --Lee Edward Fodi, Author of The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar

More About the Author

Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified elementary school teacher, author, and speaker in Santa Monica, CA. He has written several books for educators and parents, including Changing Kids' Lives One Quote at a Time, Eight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8, and his two "Back to School" PDF's, The First 30 Days and The First 10 Minutes. Steve is also the creator of the award-winning Chase Manning Mystery Series for kids 8-12. Each book in the series features a single-day, real-time thriller that occurs on an elementary school campus. For Teaching Tips, blog posts, and other valuable resources and strategies on teaching the whole child, visit www.stevereifman.com. Follow Steve on Twitter (@stevereifman), subscribe to his "Teaching Kids" YouTube channel, and visit his TeachersPayTeachers page.

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If your children or students would like to write their own mysteries, enroll them in "The Ultimate Mystery Writing Course For Kids" by visiting https://www.udemy.com/theultimatemysterywritingcourseforkids/?couponCode=amazon.

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He only has 24 hours!
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I would recommend this book very highly to anyone my age who likes mysteries.
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The entire book was very exciting and surprising.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bunker King on March 29, 2011
Format: Paperback
This thrilling school day tale is a roller-coaster novel, right to the finish. With all of it's incredible plot twists and intense characters, anyone of any age will be mobbing the closest book store (or Amazon) to get the next installment. Truly a great novel!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam on March 27, 2011
Format: Paperback
Loved this sequel to Chase Against Time! The Chase Manning Mysteries never fail to impress me!! What a great idea to have a book for kids using a school day's time frame. Hopefully there will be a new installment to the series as I can't wait to see what next adventure has in store!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Heidi Fernandez on April 22, 2009
Format: Paperback
Think "24" for kids. This mystery is set within the constraints of a 24 hour time period and creates suspense the whole way through. As a teacher myself, I will say, kids will be immediately taken to this. A number of kids in my own classroom have read it and read it again. They won't put it down! Steve Reifman has just begun and I will definitely be adding each book in the Chase Against Time series to my own classroom library. Check out his other books. He too, is a teacher and has a great book on teaching.
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By Christopher S. Davies on December 18, 2013
Format: Hardcover
My 4th grade, 9-yr-old, son LOVED this book. He couldn't put it down and can't wait to read the next one!
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By Melissa on September 20, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
We bought this book because the author had visited my son's school and he got excited about it. Then he read the book and LOVED it. He is actually reading it again now. I hope the author writes more similar books. Thank you!
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Format: Hardcover
This is an exciting mystery middle grade kids will love. Since the author is a teacher he obviously knows plenty about kids and schools so it's realistic, too. The tension is increased because of the time limitation: Chase has to find the missing cello before the assembly or the music program he loves will be eliminated and he'll never reach his goal of playing in the Honors Orchestra next year. As a teacher (and kid at heart) I recommend the book highly.
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Format: Hardcover
Steve moves into the role of fiction writer, penning an action-packed thriller that is sure to excite tweens with a real-time compelling story that harkens memories of Jack Bauer and 24.

Recently released by Brown Books Chase Against Time puts fifth grade hero Chase Manning up against all odds, as he tries to recover a prized cello in time to save Apple Valley's music program. Chase faces numerous twists, turns, and surprises along the way as the mystery develops, all within one day.

If you're anything like me, you will be looking for some great new current materials to stock your classroom libraries with this summer. Chase Against Time is a fantastic option to consider for your library if you are looking to give students something with a fresh, modern feel. And one of the best parts of buying this book is that the purchase supports our fellow teacher, Steve Reifman. You can view his homepage filled with great articles and tips here. Click on the links below to move straight to Amazon if you are interested in any of Reifman's other great books.
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Format: Paperback
My children (10, 8 & 4) loved Chase Against Time. It was well-written and kept them engaged from the start. It would make an excellent story to read in the classroom, as it's formatted perfectly for creating a timeline and discussing the sequence of events. It's also great for capturing the interest of those "hard-to-reach-upper-elementary boy readers" who don't have a lot of high-quality material written for their age group. Highly recommend!
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