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Descripción de editorial

One scary mystery! Four funny friends! Mucho missing mission bells! Lots of red herrings and no time left! A series of clues in Spanish lead four real kids down California's famous Old Mission Trail in search of a solution to a mystery of history and hilarity! 

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! 

Definition of missions, and their functions in the past and present • Mission architecture and design • Missions and the California Gold Rush • Why missions were founded, and the hardships involved • Indians' reactions to the missions, and the effects of the missions on the Indians • Father Junipero Serra's work with the missions and his burial • Important facts about each mission the group visits, including information on architecture, present-day status of the mission, the bells in each mission, circumstances surrounding the missions' foundings, and other distinctive trivia • Pío Rico, a Spanish governor in America • Secularization • El Camino Real • Ojo de Dios craft • Mission La Purísima • Concepción, Lompoc • Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara • Mission Santa Inés, Solvang • Mission San Diego de Alcalá • Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, San Luis Rey • Mission San Buenaventura, San Buena Ventura • Mission San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano • Mission San Gabriel Arcángel • Mission San Fernando Rey de España • Mission San Antonio de Padua • Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad •Mission San Francisco de Asís (or Mission Dolores) 

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:

Grade Levels: 3-6

Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.8

Accelerated Reader Points: 3

Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74559

Lexile Measure: 760

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q

Developmental Assessment Level: 40

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