The Mystery of the Icy Paw Prints (Greetings from Somewhere)
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Ethan and Ella follow some icy paw prints that lead to a brand-new mystery in the ninth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure.
Ethan and Ella are back in the USA, though they’re still far from home. While visiting Alaska, the twins see glaciers and grizzlies, kayak through fjords, and learn about polar bears! They also meet some native people who tell them that lately their food supplies have been going missing. And when Ethan and Ella spot some nearby paw prints, they wonder who the paws belong to…and if they might belong to the thief responsible for stealing all the food!
With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.
out of chimneys. Snow gleamed in the fading light. It was almost dark by the time everyone was settled in the living room of the Bear River Inn. A roaring fire crackled in the stone fireplace. Anna showed the Briars to their rooms. Mr. and Mrs. Briar had a large room with a view of the half-frozen Bear River and the woods. The twins had connecting rooms with animal themes. Ethan’s had a hawk theme. Ella’s had a walrus theme. “My room and Malina’s room are down the hall, if you need anything.
nodded. They sure were learning a lot of interesting stuff on their trip around the world! “So if the fish thief isn’t a polar bear, a black bear, or a brown bear, then what is it?” asked Ella. “I think I know how to find out,” Ethan said mysteriously. The Fish Trap Ethan, Ella, and Malina hurried into the dining room. The three parents sat at the table drinking coffee. “Hey, kids! I just got off the phone with the mechanic. He’ll be here the day after tomorrow to fix our car,” said Mr.
“Those animals must have returned in the middle of the night,” Malina guessed. “Look!” Ella said, pointing. The bear paw prints from the Gardners’ yard dotted the snow. Then she noticed a second set of paw prints. They had four toes instead of five. Ella tried to recall where she had seen them before. And then she remembered. “These look just like the sled dogs’ paw prints, but they’re even smaller,” she said to Ethan and Malina. “Peach!” Malina burst out. “Peach, like the fruit?” asked
again doesn’t mean we’re close to home,” Mrs. Briar replied. “Brookeston is about four thousand miles from here,” Mr. Briar added. Four thousand miles? The twins turned to each other with heavy sighs. They had been traveling for what seemed like forever. They really missed home. Alaska wasn’t a foreign country—but it sure felt like it was! Homesick That night, the Briars returned to their hotel in the city of Anchorage. Ethan and Ella found two e-mails waiting for them. The first one was
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