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Chase Against Time (Chase Manning Mystery #1) Hardcover – March 15, 2012
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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
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Top Customer Reviews
In Chase Against Time, author Steve Reifman follows Chase through one full day of school as he tries to find out who stole the cello. He has to confront two bullies, and several friends and teachers as he tries to find the cello before the end of the school day. And at the same time, he needs to practice for his Honors Orchestra audition that is scheduled for that afternoon. The story moves along at a quick pace as we wait to see if Chase can succeed before time runs out.
All of the kids and teachers in this book are pretty believable. Chase is a sincere character that I think elementary aged kids can relate to, especially kids who are interested in music. And the story will keep the attention of any kids who enjoy mysteries. I'll definitely be passing this one along to my second grader.
Chase Against Time is an AR level 5.2 book and a level Q on the Fountas and Pinnell scale. While it's a mystery, there isn't any violence, or anything scary or disagreeable, in my opinion, about the story. It's an engaging book that seems like a great start to the Chase Manning Mystery series.
There is another issue lurking in the shadows that can keep Chase from his goal. If the cello on display doesn't' raise enough money at the auction, the school won't have the budget for next year. But when the cello is stolen, Chase has until 3 p.m. to find it or at least who took it.
This is an excellent story for young readers. Kids will be able to connect with these characters. Readers will quickly turn the pages to see the mystery unfold. The topic is also very important, especially since schools face loosing good programs and funding due to the economy and budgets.
Chase Against Time is due out on March 15th and will be available for pre-sale shortly on stevereifman.com, and all major online booksellers."
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed the story and its twists to lead you away from, then towards the culprit. I can see students finishing this novel and wanting more. Read morePublished 6 months ago by L Fogg
My 10 year old son has explored different chapter book series, from Harry Potter to Magic Treehouse and many in between, and not one has impacted him the way in which Steve... Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. Greulach
I loved reading this book to my 5 year old son! I enjoyed the suspense throughout and thought it was well-written. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MayMom
Chase against time is a fun book to read. I enjoyed reading the book because it made me wonder about who was guilty of the crime. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Autumn D Jones
In this great book Chase Manning races against time to save his school's prize Cello. All the little clues are the most important! It has a clever twist at the end! Read morePublished 12 months ago by The P-Dog
My son who is in 4th grade really loved the book. He could not put it down until he finished. He says that he liked because it was really exciting and wanted to know how Chase... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tom Kim
I really LOVED this book!!! It is such an awesome mystery.It will have you on the edge of your seat,badly wanting to skip to the end to find out what happens!!! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Drew Levin
Chase Against Time is a great introduction to the series. The author is a terrific storyteller who balances character with plot to craft a page-turning mystery that speaks to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Erica S