Chase Under Pressure
Book Synopsis With huge prizes on the line at the state hamster race, the Apple Valley Elementary science team has been working overtime to prepare. Dash, the school's little speedster, is in the best shape of her life, and confidence is high-until the hamster turns up missing the morning of the event. Fifth-grader Chase Manning must overcome an unsupportive principal, the visiting members of a rival school, and even his own teammates to identify the thief and find Dash before the competition begins. Expect the unexpected on the pages of this single-day, real-time mystery thriller. About the Chase Manning Mystery Series The Chase Manning Mystery Series features single-day, real-time thrillers that occur on an elementary school campus. Written for readers 8-12 years of age by National Board Certified Teacher Steve Reifman, the series launched with the award-winning Chase Against Time, in which fifth grader Chase Manning must investigate the mysterious disappearance of the cello that the school plans to auction off to save its prestigious music program. Its sequel, Chase for Home, was released in 2014. Both Chase Against Time and Chase for Home have enjoyed rave reviews from children, parents, and teachers. Young readers love the books' fast-paced, action-packed format while parents and teachers appreciate the kid-friendly tone and content. Chase is now back in the eagerly anticipated third installment, Chase Under Pressure. Note for Elementary School Teachers and Parents Chase Against Time, Chase for Home, and Chase Under Pressure are Level Q on the Fountas & Pinnell scale. All three books are ideally suited to be used as read alouds and mentor texts during Reading Workshop units on mystery and "edge-of-seat" fiction because they include numerous examples of end-of-chapter cliffhangers, red herrings, suspects, motives, and other important mystery elements. If you are interested in teaching children how to craft their own mysteries, check out Steve's e-book, The Ultimate Mystery Writing Guide for Kids.
- Paperback | 154 pages
- 133.35 x 203.2 x 9.91mm | 235.87g
- 25 Apr 2015
- Illustrations, black and white
About Steve Reifman
Steve Reifman is a National Board Certified Teacher, author, and speaker living in Santa Monica, California. Chase Under Pressure is the third installment in the award-winning Chase Manning Mystery Series. Be on the lookout for the next Chase Manning mystery coming soon. Steve has also written several resource books for teachers and parents, including Changing Kids' Lives One Quote at a Time, Rock It!, and Eight Essentials for Empowered Teaching and Learning, K-8. You can find teaching tips, blog posts, and other valuable resources and strategies for teaching the whole child at www.stevereifman. com. You can follow Steve on Twitter at www.twitter.com/stevereifman.