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A to Z Mysteries: The X'ed-Out X-Ray (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) Library Binding – February 22, 2005

4.7 out of 5 stars 36 customer reviews
Book 24 of 26 in the A to Z Mysteries Series

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"X is for "X-RAY . . .
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are having an excellent time at the Penelope Gwinn concert. But during intermission, Dink injures his arm! At the same time, the singer's diamond necklace is stolen. Could the two mishaps somehow be connected? And could Dink's X-ray be a clue? It's up to the kids to examine the evidence and find out in this exciting yet easy-to-read chapter book mystery. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

RON ROY has been writing books for children since 1974. He is the author of dozens of books, including the popular A to Z Mysteries®, Calendar Mysteries, and Capital Mysteries. When not working on a new book, Ron likes to teach tricks to his dog Pal, play poker with friends, travel, and read thrilling mystery books.
 
STEPHEN GILPIN is the award-winning illustrator of dozens of children’s books, including the popular and very funny Pirate Mom. He brings his fresh, kid-friendly style to all the covers of the A to Z Mysteries® series.




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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
  • Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) (Book 24)
  • Library Binding: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (February 22, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375924817
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375924811
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,737,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
Synopsis: The book starts off in a Friday afternoon, with Josh, Dink and Ruth Rose having lunch in Ruth Rose's backyard. Dink and Ruth Rose convince Josh to come with them to the Penelope Gwinn concert dressed as a penguin. At the concert they notice Penelope wearing a diamond penguin pendant around her chain. After Penelope sings for a while, there is an intermission, where the three friends buy some hot dogs and decide to ride a carousel. While they are riding the carousel, Dink hears yelling from over the stage, and when he tries to find out what the commotion is about, he falls down and hurts himself. They find out that Penelope Gwinn got robbed by someone stealing her diamond pendant. Dink goes to the First Aid tent where he is tended by Dr. Fleming, who puts a bandage on Dink's arm and takes him to the hospital to get it x-rayed.

As all the audience members were wearing penguin masks that was provided at the entrance, Penelope did not get a chance to see the culprit's face as he took the pendant from her. Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose suspect a few people who could have taken the pendant, such as Frank, the hot dog vendor who was in a hurry to leave his stall to get Penelope's autograph, or the woman who was sitting in front of Dink who got up as soon as the intermission started to get Penelope's autograph. Little to the gang realize that Dink's x-ray holds a big clue to their solving the mystery.

Review: I thought this was fun book to read. There are a lot of suspects added to the book, so it was interesting to find out who the thief was and how they planned it. At first, I thought the two stories, of one of the stolen diamond, and the other of Dink's accident, would be unrelated to one another, but I enjoyed how the author brought these two stories together.
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Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose attend a concert starring the famous Penelope Gwinn. Everyone at the concert wears penguin masks. Penelope has a diamond penguin necklace that she wears all the time. While signing autographs, someone steals it off her neck, but since everyone is wearing penguin masks, it is hard to determine who the thief is.

Meanwhile, Dink has an accident and has to go the the first-aid tent to have his arm looked out. The doctor decides he needs to go to the real hospital to have an X-ray done. Therefore, they all leave the concert and go to the hospital to get the X-ray done.

The threesome (especially Ruth Rose) is determined to find the thief of the diamond penguin. They ride the bus to where Penelope is (but will she talk to them?) to see if they can obtain clues.

There are clues, suspects, and fun in this book.

This series of books (A-Z Mysteries), as well as the Capital Mysteries by the same author, have a sense of coziness to them. I am hooked. No, I am not a kid; I am an adult. But these books are too fun to miss.

Even though I do love every one of these books that I've read so far, this one ("The X'ed Out X-Ray") is definitely one of my favorites.
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By Ryan Z. on February 27, 2015
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My son loves these books. Great read for him. He's 8. It holds his attention. He reads it from cover to cover at one time. As a parent it's great to have a child that loves to read. I would recommend this book.
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A Kid's Review on February 22, 2005
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This book series is clever, and this installment upholds it's duty and more. Any true fan would love this book. This story is like the K and P books because it has two clear suspects and sticks to them. But get ready for a twist you won't soon forget and an ending you won't believe. I give it five shining stars.
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(Reviewer-A ten year old ) This is a great and an entertaining book with a fabulous plot and written by a famous author-Ron Roy.

This book is a must read by all sorts of ages.

This is a book about how the main characters-Dink,Josh and Ruth Rose solve the mysteries which come in their way.

Happy Reading!
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A Kid's Review on December 8, 2009
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You have to read it!!! It was that good. The beginning is funny and the end is suspenseful. There are many suspects and you would never guess who really did it. Characters include a bandit,a doctor,a hotdog-man along with Dink,Josh and Ruth-Rose. I hope you enjoy it.

(LivyLoo)
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This book needs a lot more action and make a higher reading level for older kids ok good and your books a really good but make a bigger plot that the characters need to solve those are some tips to make your books better.
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Reason for Reading: As every year, I am participating in the AtoZ Challenge. For the first time, this year I only have the X's left and I will have completed it so I decided to actively search out books. My niece did a little research and came up with this title for me. I had heard of the series before.

The kids, age unspecified, have tickets to go see a famous singer who is coming to town with the nickname "Penguin". One of their Dad's takes them to the outdoor concert but while there during intermission Dink injures his arm. While this is going on the singer's special diamond penguin necklace is stolen. The kids get involved in the mystery and think they know who may be behind the robbery.

Going into this book blind, not knowing whether the series has positive reviews or not I didn't know what to expect. So I was pleasantly surprised to find myself with a fun little mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed for this early reading level. Well told, interesting, with several possible suspects it should keep young mystery fans entertained. I found myself quickly reading the book in one sitting and deciding to get the first book in the series for my son since it is on target for reading level for him. He is a reluctant reader and this series may just catch his fancy.
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