The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster

By Michele Torrey (Author), Barbara Johansen Newman (Illustrator)


Format Paperback


The Case of the Mossy Lake Monster

by Michele Torrey, Barbara Johansen Newman



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Is there a creepy creature lurking in Mossy Lake? Is an evil plot stirring? Is something shocking happening to Caitlin’s cat Zappy—and can he be de-zapped? Would-be scientists and detectives will want to slip into their lab coats, dust off their test tubes, and get on the case with Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey.  Hint: to find the answers, kids will have to use such scientific principles as buoyancy and static electricity.


“Torrey, a microbiologist as well as a talented writer, skillfully injects the scientific method and principles into each case, and an appendix offers humorously written experiments and activities that relate to each case.” —Kirkus

“Torrey introduces basic scientific principles like electrons, protons, neutrons, and hypotheses at a level that doesn’t intimidate children.”—The Seattle Press

“The book is a fast, easy read and fun way to learn about some everyday scientific principles.”—Booklist


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Pub Date: 7/7/2009

ISBN: 9781402749629

Price: $6.95 / $8.50 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 96 pages, b-w illus. throughout

Trim: 5.375 x 8.25 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Middle Grade Fiction

Age Range: 9 to 12

Publisher: Sterling

Series: Doyle and Fossey, Science Detectives