What could be more thrilling than a family trip across the globe? How about a spur-of-the-moment mystery at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia?
The Mystery of the Onion Domes takes readers on an awe-inspiring and action-packed adventure complete with thrills, chills, and bobsled spills!
Super-sleuth siblings Christina and Grant get the chance to take the trip of a lifetime to Russia to tour the country and witness the Winter Olympics. But their travel plans go haywire from the start with the arrival of a mysterious doll containing a nasty note that proves to be a clue. When their grandparents get separated from them on a speeding train, the grand tour goes from entertaining to unnerving. What on earth could the "Great Bear" have in store for them now?
LOOK what’s inside this mystery:
Places: • Moscow, Russia • Sochi, Russia • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow • Red Square, Moscow • St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow • Gorky Park, Moscow • House of Friendship, Moscow • Moskva River, Moscow • the Black Sea, Moscow
Educational Items: • Matryoshka (nesting) dolls • the Kremlin • The city of Moscow • Ivan the Terrible • Moscow Dogs • the construction of St. Basil’s Cathedral • Onion domes • Sochi climate/weather • the Winter Olympic Games • bobsledding • the Tsar Bell • Ushanka hats • the Russian Federation/U.S.S.R. • the Iron Curtain • the Cold War • World War II • Saint George, a symbol of Moscow • Celsius and Fahrenheit – Arbat (street in Moscow) • Rubles • Russian food: chak– chak, borscht, blini, stroganoff, pelmeni, kulebiaka • Russian words: tsar, boolachna • ya, babushka • Cyrillic • Baroque architecture • Sputnik • Yuri Gagarin, first man in space • Laika, the first dog in space • the Russian flag • Tchaikovsky and Swan Lake • Apollo • Aleksandr Pushkin • Vladimir Lenin • the 2014 Olympic mascots • speed skating
Like all of Carole Marsh’s Mysteries, this mystery will also incorporate history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery will include 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: 4.6
>Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 162478
Lexile Measure: 730
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40