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Clements, Andrew.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Raders, 2010
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
ISBN 1416938869
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Benjamin Pratt’s school is going to be torn down to make way for an amusement park. The wrecking ball comes as soonCL as classes end for the summer. Ben should be happy but odd things are happening. First, the old janitor, Mr. Keane, gives Ben an old gold coin. The coin says the school belongs to the children, the school must be defended. Ben must swear to defend the school. Second, the new janitor Mr. Lyman, seems to be following Ben everywhere. He wants to know if Mr. Keane gave anything to Ben. Enlisting his super-smart friend Jill, these two students have twenty-eight days to find the clues and solve the mystery. Can they save the school against all the odds? Ben and Jill will have to work fast because Mr. Lyman is also on the hunt.  (New Hampshire Great Stone Face Award nominee, 2011-2012)
SUBJECTS:     Schools -- Fiction.
                        Sailing -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
                        Mystery fiction.
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