This is the story of three Grade 5 school kids who decide to form a club to solve mysteries after hearing a career day presentation by a city detective. The story is based in Brockville, Ontario, Canada so includes a little local geography and some Canadian history. An older boy in Grade 6 tries to bully them at every turn but is rehabilitated when accepted as a member of the club. Mary, the first President of the club, calls a meeting to get everything organized. The boys quickly learn how to submit motions (mostly by agreeing to Mary's leadership) and understand the reasons for following Robert's Rules for meetings. The story includes a fishing adventure, an introduction to the game of golf and discussions with a retired sea captain about mysteries of the sea. Finally, the young detectives get an assignment requiring investigation and an undercover lemonade stand.
There's no excuse for a bad golf shot, but it's handy to have one ready just in case, or 501 for that matter.
This is the third adventure in The Rooftop Club series. The members of the rooftop club have lost their club. The crew is all gone. Or are they? Will the members of The Rooftop club prevail and get their club back? Or will the crew return to cause havoc in the lives of the children at school? Read this installment and find out. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to the National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE). Visit their website: www.nveee.org A National Voices for Equality, Education, and Enlightenment (NVEEE) is a nonprofit organization providing programs and support services to youths and families affected by bullying violence, and suicide, through mentoring, preventative education and communication. Book excerpt: This is Derek Johnson again and this time I am not reporting as a member of the rooftop club. This time I am just telling the story as myself. Principal Owens not only made the announcement to the entire school that all secret clubs were disbanded. He wrote a letter to our parents. Our parents were following the directions to the letter. I guess they figured that the secret clubs would eliminate the bullies from forming crews. I don't think that any of the kids thought this was a good idea, but we did as we were asked. I didn't call any meetings for the rooftop club by phone or on the roof of our building. It wouldn't have mattered anyway since our parents wouldn't let us go anywhere and my mom had our landlord put a lock on the door that led up to the roof. I mainly stayed at home, did crossword puzzles, and did my chores around the house. I did wonder how all the other members of the rooftop club were doing though
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