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Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan

Part of Kudo Kids

Illustrated by Yaoyao Ma Van As
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On sale May 04, 2021 | 224 Pages | 9780593113776
Grades 3-7
Reading Level: Lexile 750L | Fountas & Pinnell T
The Kudo Kids are back in this fun filled, fast-paced middle-grade mystery from two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
 


Andy and Mika are about to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

When the Kudo Kids travel to New York City for the first time, they're ready to hit the ground running and see the sights. But the siblings quickly realize that they're excited for very different reasons--Mika wants to take photos of iconic landmarks and visit a famous camera store, while Andy can't wait to try out an escape room that one of his friends told him about.

Both of their plans get shaken up when they learn that Aunt Kei is in desperate need of assistance as she prepares for an important fashion presentation. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity to explore, Andy and Mika enthusiastically volunteer to help run errands with their cousin, Jenny.

When a very special dress, the centerpiece of Aunt Kei's collection, goes missing, they find themselves on a chase around the city to find it in another unforgettable mystery that will leave readers guessing until the very end.
Michelle Schusterman is the author of I Heart Band, a Scholastic Reading Club pick, The Kat Sinclair Files, and Olive and the Backstage Ghost. She's also an instructor at Writopia Lab, a nonprofit organization that offers creative-writing workshops for children and teens from all backgrounds. Find out more at michelleschusterman.com. View titles by Michelle Schusterman
“A gratifying, fashionable mystery set amid the iconic backdrop of New York.” Kirkus Reviews

“A great summer read with an engaging mystery and iconic New York City imagery.” School Library Journal
 
“A sparkling romp through the vibrant sights, sounds, and tastes of New York—every page is packed with adventure, sweet family bonding, and so much fun.” —Sarah Kuhn, author of From Little Tokyo, With Love

“With heart and humor at every turn, the Kudo Kids explore Manhattan in this twisty, clever mystery that will thrill readers until the very end.” —Michelle Kwan, most decorated figure skater in US history
 
The Mystery in Manhattan is a total page turner—seriously, every reader will be asking themselves, whodunnit??—and I loved seeing Andy and Mika experience so much of what makes New York City one of the best places in the world.” —Preeti Chhibber, author of Marvel's Avengers Assembly series
 
“Full of tasty food, stylish characters, and plenty of adventure, this journey through New York City is for mystery lovers everywhere!” —Phillip Lim, creative director, co-founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim, and author of More Than Our Bellies

Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan is a compelling and entertaining read that makes you wonder if there is anything Maia and Alex can’t do. Fun and thoroughly enjoyable!” —Jeanne Yang, celebrity creative director

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The Kudo Kids are back in this fun filled, fast-paced middle-grade mystery from two-time Olympic bronze medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani, perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.
 


Andy and Mika are about to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

When the Kudo Kids travel to New York City for the first time, they're ready to hit the ground running and see the sights. But the siblings quickly realize that they're excited for very different reasons--Mika wants to take photos of iconic landmarks and visit a famous camera store, while Andy can't wait to try out an escape room that one of his friends told him about.

Both of their plans get shaken up when they learn that Aunt Kei is in desperate need of assistance as she prepares for an important fashion presentation. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity to explore, Andy and Mika enthusiastically volunteer to help run errands with their cousin, Jenny.

When a very special dress, the centerpiece of Aunt Kei's collection, goes missing, they find themselves on a chase around the city to find it in another unforgettable mystery that will leave readers guessing until the very end.

Author

Michelle Schusterman is the author of I Heart Band, a Scholastic Reading Club pick, The Kat Sinclair Files, and Olive and the Backstage Ghost. She's also an instructor at Writopia Lab, a nonprofit organization that offers creative-writing workshops for children and teens from all backgrounds. Find out more at michelleschusterman.com. View titles by Michelle Schusterman

Praise

“A gratifying, fashionable mystery set amid the iconic backdrop of New York.” Kirkus Reviews

“A great summer read with an engaging mystery and iconic New York City imagery.” School Library Journal
 
“A sparkling romp through the vibrant sights, sounds, and tastes of New York—every page is packed with adventure, sweet family bonding, and so much fun.” —Sarah Kuhn, author of From Little Tokyo, With Love

“With heart and humor at every turn, the Kudo Kids explore Manhattan in this twisty, clever mystery that will thrill readers until the very end.” —Michelle Kwan, most decorated figure skater in US history
 
The Mystery in Manhattan is a total page turner—seriously, every reader will be asking themselves, whodunnit??—and I loved seeing Andy and Mika experience so much of what makes New York City one of the best places in the world.” —Preeti Chhibber, author of Marvel's Avengers Assembly series
 
“Full of tasty food, stylish characters, and plenty of adventure, this journey through New York City is for mystery lovers everywhere!” —Phillip Lim, creative director, co-founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim, and author of More Than Our Bellies

Kudo Kids: The Mystery in Manhattan is a compelling and entertaining read that makes you wonder if there is anything Maia and Alex can’t do. Fun and thoroughly enjoyable!” —Jeanne Yang, celebrity creative director

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