The perfect parrot specimen is at a local pet store, a bird the store owner claims is more than a hundred years old. The parrot has to have seen some extraordinary things over the years, and Dunc is convinced that's the case when the talkative bird mixes in a few lines about a treasure map among his nonsense recitations of commercial jingles.
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Maybe the elderly parrot's directions lead to pirate gold. Can Dunc and his best friend Amos Binder coax enough information out of the feathered creature to locate the treasure? Dunc's comprehensive notes on what the parrot says lead him and Amos to a seedy building on the waterfront. They sneak inside through a basement window, to an interior that looks old enough to have been a pirate hideout.
Will the parrot's directions take the boys to a stash of cash that could make them wealthy? Not if someone else is using the building for illegal purposes. Dunc and Amos are on to something big, with dangerous criminals who didn't die a hundred years ago. Has the parrot led Dunc and Amos into the jaws of death In , Gary Paulsen released Mudshark , about a cheeky parrot who teams up with twelve-year-old detective Lyle Williams to solve a mystery. There isn't much similarity between the books, but the parrots remind me of each other.
The brand of comedy and low-key action in The Case of the Dirty Bird isn't the best of Gary Paulsen, but Dunc and Amos are fun to spend time with, and the series could grow on me. I give this book one and a half stars, and considered rounding up to two. I prefer the author's My Life in Dog Years or The Island any day, but fans of his comedy novellas might find the Culpepper Adventures better suited to their taste. There's a wide variety of Gary Paulsen literature to experience, so keep looking until you find your type. You'll be glad you did.
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Jan 16, Mitch is currently reading it. I just read a mystery book and it was good. The story begins with two kids named Dunc and Amos that are looking for treasure. I liked this book because you get to figure to the mystery to the book. If you like mystery books or adventure then I recommend you read this book.
Sep 01, jordan rated it it was ok. I give this book to stars.
I gave it two stars because some parts in the book I could not understand it. But on the 2nd hand some parts was very funny to me. It was not that hard to read but some parts u really have to think about. In this book there is parts that u can relate to like the kids are scard of the new teacher and they want to know what happen to her but the new teacher is nicer and she sings to them and she sits on the fooler with them and she is much younger then the other teacher t I give this book to stars.
In this book there is parts that u can relate to like the kids are scard of the new teacher and they want to know what happen to her but the new teacher is nicer and she sings to them and she sits on the fooler with them and she is much younger then the other teacher this book was okay its a good book but not the book for me.
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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor—winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.
At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite.
When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents. The Transall Saga. Find yourself in another world in The Transall Saga, the latest adventure from Gary Paulsen: Mark's solo camping trip to the desert begins as any other camping trip, until a mysterious beam of light appears.
The trip turns into a terrifying and thrilling adventure when the light beam transports Mark into another time, and what appears to be another planet! Although he is searching for his way back to earth, in the meantime he is forced to make a life in this unknown world. He meets primitive tribes and shares the joy of human bonds, but this end of isolation in the new world also brings war and a struggle for power.
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Learn More. Flag as inappropriate. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. More featuring parrots. See more. The Green Turtle Mystery. Book 3. Socker assigns Djuna and copyboy Ben Franklin to investigate a haunted empty house.
Djuna sees people inside the house, and when he knocks, a young girl answers the door—only to slam it in his face. Djuna and Ben run for help and are halfway down the block when Ben notices that his turtle is missing. To get him back, they will have to crack the mystery of the haunted house, no matter what ghosts may stand in their way.
Mystery Stories. Mystery Stories, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. Alien in the Classroom. Book According to the National Snooper, the queen of planet Zagon is on Earth. It seems pretty silly until Nancy and her friends have a new substitute teacher, Ms. Kate Zaleski says Ms. Zagon is an alien. The River of Adventure. Enid Blyton. Enid Blyton's much-loved classic series, packed full of adventure and mystery. A river cruise through ancient desert lands will be an adventure in itself, think Philip, Dinah, Lucy-Ann and Jack. An adventure it certainly is, especially when Bill disappears and the children, along with Kiki the parrot, are trapped beneath a forgotten temple where no one has set foot for 7, years.
First published in , this edition contains the original text and is unillustrated. Book 2.