Jada Johnson, International Girl Detective

The Case of the Emperor's Scepter

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Pub Date 07 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 14 Jul 2022
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Jada and her family have joined her father on a business trip to Italy. When an ancient scepter is stolen from a museum right in front of her eyes, Jada becomes more than a witness. Aided by clues in verse, a puzzle, Snapchat photos and WhatsApp messages from an anonymous amica, Jada and her new friend, Carlo, search for the scepter in and around Rome. Along the way, they must fend off attacks of a Roma girl, a Bulgarian henchman and others intent on doing whatever it takes to stop them from finding it. Can Jada recover the scepter and uncover the thief before it’s time to leave Rome?

Join Jada on an adventure that takes her to underground catacombs, jet skiing on the Mediterranean Sea, scuba diving in a volcanic lake and to Rome’s famous monuments as she solves a mystery and saves her father’s business deal in the process.

Jada and her family have joined her father on a business trip to Italy. When an ancient scepter is stolen from a museum right in front of her eyes, Jada becomes more than a witness. Aided by clues in...

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ISBN 13 (HARD): 9781664189157

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ISBN 13 (HARD): 9781664189157

ISBN 13 (eBook): 9781664189133

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Reading middle-grade fiction has become a secret joy. The subtitle, The Case of the Emperor's Scepter, caught my attention.

As I read the synopsis and studied the cover, I knew this was a must-read.

I felt a twinge of excitement, as well as a healthy sense of curiosity as to how the character would be portrayed and developed.

I enjoyed the literary tour of Rome through the eyes of Jada, her brother Justin, and Carlos. The pictures of Rome were accurate and added to the story.
Perfect for middle-grade (and adult) readers who are interested in international travel and enjoy light-hearted mysteries with minimal suspense. I highly recommend this book!

Overall, I enjoyed this excellent, middle-grade page-turner.

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This was a middle-grade adventure novel, reminiscent of the Magic Tree House books. The history throughout the book is a great way for kids to learn new knowledge. I could see students wanting to read this book after learning about Rome, similar to how Jada is excited to go to Rome because she just learned about it in school. I would recommend this book be in a classroom library because it is engaging and educators can do activities centered around the text, history, or riddles.

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A cute, fun, educational spy novel for kids! Very Nancy Drew meets Magic Treehouse kind of feeling as Jada goes on the adventure to track down the missing scepter. Plenty of excitement and intrigue for a kids mystery novel, while throwing in some educational tidbits. Highly recommend for older kids who need a bit more of a reading challenge, as some of their first longer chapter books.

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We enjoyed this book , it is an exciting adventure with a good amount of history and geographical information about Rome. Not quite as good as visiting Rome but almost as good. Lots of exciting episodes and evoked many questions about the city and its history. Would make a great story when studying the Romans.

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