A to Z Mysteries: The Kidnapped King

Written by Ron Roy
Illustrated by John Gurney

Reviewed by James C. (age 8)

Anybody ever heard of a king being kidnapped? Well in this A to Z Mystery, a King and Queen are taken from their castle. Later on the Prince, Sammi, was also kidnapped, but he was smart enough to leave a trail of yellow pieces of glass. Now it's up to detectives Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose to find the kidnappers! Will they find Sammi and return him to his castle? You'll have to read it to find out.

My favorite part was when the kidnapper got arrested. I like this part because I think it's cool to see someone get arrested. I liked this book because you can never really narrow down the suspects. I had several suspects during my reading and I couldn't figure out who the kidnapper was. That made me want to keep reading! I think Dink was interesting because he found most of the clues. He always had a feeling where the next clue was, and he was right.

I would recommend this book to people who like Nancy Drew or other Ron Roy books. I think this is a good book for grades 2-4.

James C. is a student in Mrs. Mangini's 3rd Grade Class