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.
Golf is a simple game. All you have to do is scrape the grass under the ball, to the target, with the clubhead face facing the target. This book is about swinging the front arm (nearest the target as a pendulum. This is a natural move. Most golf teaching stress body manipulations in the hope the club will come into the ball and scrape the grass under the ball to the target with the face of the club facing the target. This does not always work. This book is about the laws of the pendulum and how to gain control of your game with long and straight shots.
Ben has the Omnitrix. When Ben turns into Grey Matter and is kidnapped, Gwen and Grandpa have to track him down. How can they save him from evil Enoch?
This reader is classified as Reading Level 20 / Fountas and Pinnell Level K. Visit our Levelled readers page for further information on reading levels.
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