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*Capital Mysteries #13: Trapped on the D.C. Train! (A Stepping Stone Book)* by Ron Roy, illustrated by Timothy Bush - beginning readers book review
 
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Capital Mysteries #13: Trapped on the D.C. Train! (A Stepping Stone Book)
by Ron Roy, illustrated by Timothy Bush
Ages 9-12 96 pages Random House May 2011 Paperback    

KC Corcoran, the presidentís stepdaughter, and her best friend, Marshall Li, are on another adventure in the nationís capital.

Mary Kincaid, Vice President of the United States, invites KC and Marshall to join her on a weekend trip to her Pennsylvania farm. Secret Service agents Robert and Janet are also along to keep an especially close eye on things after the presidentís kidnapping the year before.

Even though the agents are around, KC and Marshall are being super-observant and vigilant to help keep everyone safe. They are suspicious of the blind man and the woman who are sitting in the car next to the vice presidentís. Instead of facing the direction the train is going, they are facing the vice presidentís car.

KC and Marshall also notice two conductors acting suspiciously and wander off to investigate and check out things on the train. The lights go out on the train, and when they come back on again, the vice presidentís car is missing, along with the Secret Service agents, the suspicious conductors, and the woman who was working in the snack car. Itís up to KC and Marshallís quick and strategic thinking to get them out of trouble until help comes their way.

Trapped on the D.C. Train! is number 13 in the ďCapital MysteriesĒ series by Ron Roy. A Stepping Stone Book for reading levels 2-5, it is targeted at steady readers ages 6-9 years who will be engaged in spotting clues and trying to figure out what happened and who is behind the deed.

The book also includes a map of The Mall at Washington, D.C., so readers can follow along as KC and Marshall solve mysteries around the capital. Recommended.
 
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