Nancy Drew Diaries The Phantom of Nantucket: Kinley’s Review
So, what’s it about?
Nancy, Bess and George are going to visit Jenna (Bess’s friend) in Nantucket, an island off of Massachusetts. They are super excited to hit the beach, eat lobster, go sailing and see Jenna’s grand opening museum exhibit. What’s especially cool for Nancy is that the exhibit is about how Jenna solved a mystery! Here’s the scoop: Back in the 1800’s, a ship called the the Eleanore Sharpe was coming into Nantucket and everyone in town went to go watch it. As it was coming in, it all of sudden sank. It’s been a mystery ever since, nobody knew why it sank. Until now…Jenna has solved the case of the sinking ship! But the exhibit is going all wrong.
- Someone wrote “LIAR” on the “Welcome” banner.
- Someone stole the proof that the person (I’m not going to tell you who) sunk it, deliberately. The proof is a figurehead, a statue that goes on the front of a boat, and now it’s gone.
Obviously, someone doesn’t want the fact that someone sunk the ship released . Nancy, Bess and George need to find the figurehead so Jenna can have her proof for the mystery and for the exhibit.
Another fantastic Nancy Drew Mystery. I like that there are actually 2 mysteries going on. Who sunk the ship? And who took the proof from the exhibit?
I also like that it was in Nantucket, an island, because I like islands. It was pretty neat, too, that a sinking ship was involved. The desciption of the sinking ship was my favorite part in the book. I did a report on the Titanic in 4th grade and found it fascinating. Since then, I love descriptions about sinking ships. Do you?
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This book is actually a book of 10 different stories! They all have to do with the main character, Leroy. Leroy is a fifth grader and super smart, that’s why everyone calls him Encyclopedia. Encyclopedia solves mysteries, which I love. I didn’t figure any of them out, though. They were tricky!
It was pretty neat that at the end of each chapter or story, the author stops and asks you a question about the mystery. Like at the end of The Case of the Stolen Watch, he asks the reader how did Encyclopedia Brown prove that so-and-so (I’m not going to tell you) was the thief? Then, you have to turn to a certain page at the end of the book to see the answer. It’s fun!
My favorite story was The Case of the Gym Bag because of the wording. You’ll know what I mean when you get to solve the mystery but the wording that the author, Donald J. Sobol, uses is the key to solving it. I didn’t catch it but I thought it was pretty cool when I read the solution.
I also really liked The Case of the Stolen Watch, I liked how it was planned out.
This book was a pretty easy read, it didn’t take me very long to read it. The vocabulary is not hard. I liked reading it out loud to my family to see if they could solve them. My mom got close on one of them but nobody completely figured any out. Give it a try and let me know what you think and if YOU CAN SOLVE THEM!
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