It's off to Italy for Mimi and Papa and their two grandchildren, Christina, 10 and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's book writer, is writing a new mystery set in Italy, and Papa is going to visit an old friend. It doesn't take long for a mystery to unfold as Christina discovers a puzzling advertisement in an Italian newspaper...and suspicious men in black trench coats! Follow Christina, Grant, and their two new friends, Luigi and Francesca, as they look for clues while exploring Italy on fast scooters and floating gondolas! Things get even more interesting as the kids end up in the middle of Carnivale holiday festivities! (Who is really behind that mask?) Don't miss the adventure and action as the kids solve The Mystery at the Roman Colosseum.More about the Around the World in 80 Mysteries series: Travel around the world with Christina and Grant as they visit famous places in 80 countries. Exciting adventures include history, geography, culture, and more of each country they visit. A fun way to learn about fascinating places around the world! Each book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more!Beginning in 2006, kids can visit the www.carolemarshmysteries.com website to: Join the Carole Marsh Mysteries Fan Club!Write a letter to Christina, Grant, Mimi, or Papa!Cast their vote for where the next mystery should take place!Find fascinating facts about the countries where the mysteries take place!Track their reading on an international map!Take the Fact or Fiction online quiz!Play the Around-the-World Scavenger Hunt computer game!Find out where The Mystery Girl is flying next!And more!Read all the books in any order!
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Each mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Each Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, and a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level.show more