One very Blue Ridge! One crazy quilt! One fearless fiddler! One hoot in a holler! And a Smoky secret! Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa head to the Great Smoky Mountains and end up in an A+ Appalachian mystery complete with an eerie mountain haze, spectacular scenery, a boisterous bear, confounding clues, and mystifying folklore!
LOOK whats inside this mystery people, places, history and more!
PLACES: Smoky Mountains • Skyline Drive • Blue Ridge Parkway • Great Smoky Mountains National Park • Penland School for Crafts, Asheville, NC • Cherokee Indian Museum and Sequoyah Statue, Cherokee, NC • Mumble Peg Bookstore, Bryson City, NC • Cades Cove • The picnic area near the Abrams Falls hiking trails • Laurel Falls • Clingmans Dome Observation Tower.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN FACTS: Location • Ecosystem: Plants, trees, bushes, animals, biodiversity • Geography: hills, waterfalls, bald mountains • Nicknames: Great Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains • Foods: Western North Carolina barbeque, sweet tea.
HISTORY: Cherokee Tribe: History, legends • Cherokee Legend of the Enchanted Waterfall • Cherokee Alphabet • Trail of Tears
SCIENCE: Weather: Mist/fog formation • Animal conservation and techniques • Skunks.
MATH: Part of a section of a whole.
ARTS AND CRAFTS OF THE REGION: Glassblowing • Painting • Quiltmaking.
This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, a scavenger hunt and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment level.