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Octavia's Quest

by:
Sharon Miner (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-2647-1 ©2005
Price: $11.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 113 pages
Category/Subject: JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories

A ninth grade teacher hopes to inspire her wayward students by having them help her detective father solve a cold murder case involving a neglected boy.

Abstract:
High school teacher, Octavia Vintara, hopes to deter her shoplifting cousin and other first time offenders from a permanent life of crime by offering them the challenge of solving a mystery. She enlists the aid of her father, Police Lieutenant Gordon Vintara, who is assigned cold murder cases. They involve Octavia’s class in the details of a thirty-year old murder, hoping to inspire the teens as they attempt to solve the mystery that involves a neglected boy.

Octavia’s Quest is the first of a series of mystery stories featuring Octavia Vintara, her class and Lieutenant Gordon Vintara.

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Customer Reviews

  What a hit with my students! , 11/17/2005
Reviewer: 6th Grade Class
Comments From the 6th Grade Language Arts Class at Highcrest Middle School, Wilmette, IL “I rate it 10 out of 10!” “I recommend it to all my friends.” “Can’t wait for the next book!” “I really liked the part when the boy drove the car to the payphone.” “It was better than TV!”

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