Friday, January 13, 2012
The Jinson Twins Science Detectives and the Mystery of Echo Lake by Steven L. Zeichner
12 year old twins Joe and Debbie put up signs tying to get summer jobs since their mom told them that they are too old for expensive summer camps and that they should go out and earn some money.
Their first, and only, job offer comes from a mysterious old woman who lives in an out of the way, tumbling down house who wants help packing things up so she can move. The mystery comes in when the twins find a map that seems to give clues to where to find her late husband's hidden treasure. They must, however use science to solve the mystery, and, assisted by their friend Mr. Benjamin who runs the local "junk yard", they set out to find the missing treasure. The book is well written and interesting and the added bonus of real science in use makes it all the better.
I got this book free to review from The Library Thing.