The Book of Mormon Sleuth

The Book of Mormon Sleuth Twelve year old Brandon is sure his summer vacation has been ruined when his parents drag him to the Midwestern farm of his mother s eccentric aunt What the unhappy seventh grader hasn t counted on is

  • Title: The Book of Mormon Sleuth
  • Author: C.B. Andersen
  • ISBN: 9781573456647
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Paperback
  • Twelve year old Brandon is sure his summer vacation has been ruined when his parents drag him to the Midwestern farm of his mother s eccentric aunt What the unhappy seventh grader hasn t counted on is Aunt Ella s ability to bring alive their daily reading of the Book of Mormon From its pages she spins an intriguing game, turning her house, dairy farm and daily routines iTwelve year old Brandon is sure his summer vacation has been ruined when his parents drag him to the Midwestern farm of his mother s eccentric aunt What the unhappy seventh grader hasn t counted on is Aunt Ella s ability to bring alive their daily reading of the Book of Mormon From its pages she spins an intriguing game, turning her house, dairy farm and daily routines into a puzzle a labyrinth that can be solved only by using clues taken from the scriptures.Brandon s reward for solving the puzzle is to be a rare copy of the original edition of the Book of Mormon But when a mysterious Dr Anthony shows up and attempts to steal the valuable book, Brandon must use his newfound knowledge of the Book of Mormon to confront real dangers.For information check out the author s webpage at CBAndersen.

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    • Susan says:

      C.B. Andersen originally wrote this story for his children to teach them to love the Book of Mormon. So, in the book, there is a lot of gospel discussion and Book of Mormon quotes. But, it is also a mystery/adventure story about Jeff, age 11, who inherits a valuable Book of Mormon (one of the original publications) from his great aunt and who has a bad guy trying to steal that book. And the bad guy doesn't care who he hurts or kills to get the book.I think this would be a good book to read to yo [...]

    • Peter says:

      Mormon fiction, similar to Tennis Shoes books. The plot is simplistic but enjoyable. I have only two complaints about the book, one is it took awhile before anything much happened. About half the book is just laying the background for the fun stuff. The other complaint is that when all this crazy adventure stuff starts happening and their vacation is constantly interrupted, they just keep vacationing like nothing is strange, they keep leaving children largely unattended and pretending nothing sp [...]

    • Mayli says:

      This book was exciting, enticing, and when you thought it was coming to an ending, something would stir it up again. There is a man named Dr. Anthony and he wants an old book of Brandon's Aunt Ella's that supposedly has a treasure map in it. Aunt Ella is giving the old and very precious book to Brandon, but Dr. Anthony will do almost anything to get this book! He follows them from all the different places Brandon's family stops on vacation and escapes from authorities and desperatly tries to get [...]

    • Chris says:

      I appreciate what the author was trying to do here. This book is intended to get kids interested in church history and excited about reading The Book of Mormon. Unfortunately, The Book of Mormon Sleuth suffers from the same problem a lot of LDS literature suffers from: It's virtuous, but it's far from lovely. Fine literature this is not. I could nitpick the heck out of this thing, but in the end, my seven year old enjoyed it, so I'll just leave it at that.

    • Angela says:

      This was a little slow for me so I had a hard time being excited about it. That might have something to do with the fact I have lots of books I want to read but can't keep up with the good suggestions AND my kids and I are reading a much more intense fun read. It wasn't bad but I just wanted to read it to get it over with so I could go on with other books.

    • Julie says:

      I enjoyed this book well enough and would probably have given it 3 stars personally except that I thought it was a great one for me to recommend to my son. It uses seminary scripture mastery, has an adventure, good guys and bad guys, schemes, plans and things that blow up. I think a good choice for ages 8 to 11.

    • Yougo says:

      Coincedental, and somewhat far fetched, however, enjoyable and informative. One of the things I've really liked about this series so far is the integration of the religous culture and the story. Alot of times the integration seems forced, but it isn't in this series. It's geared for a young adult level reader, and I've found them quite good reads.

    • Francesca Hurley says:

      i think it's pretty good. i think it's amazing how brandon uses the book of mormon to find the answer to every problem he has. i think that what's-his-name needs to think about for a moment that a book of mormon will not tell him where buried gold is.

    • Vernon Ray says:

      It was only after I read this and looked at the acknowledgments that I realized my cousin wrote this. It is a fun read. It has enough description that someone who has not been to the sites they visit you can see them clearly.

    • Jewell says:

      it's about a eleven year old boy who is given a copy of the first The Book of Mormon. This book races you throught all the old church sights against a man who wants 'a treasur'. Race with Brandon and his family to keep the book safe.

    • Cindy says:

      Great book for LDS youth!

    • Molly says:

      This book is really awsome. I've read a lot of Mormon b ooks and this is by far the best!!!!!!!!!!

    • Tawny says:

      its good so far. i love church applied into fun daily reads. then you know that they're wholesome.

    • Janelle says:

      It was sooo good! Kept me on my toes! In fact, the whole series did! Just certain books shouldn't be read a night

    • Abby says:

      this book is hilarious and entertaining

    • Elizabeth says:

      I really loved reading this book! Would really say yes read it!

    • J.b. says:

      Fun, clean, faith promoting series, great for kids.

    • Hilton says:

      Fun adventure.

    • Sierra says:

      it was pretty good. I liked the "mystery" part of it. But it was CREEPY!!! I stayed up almost all night to finish it because I couldn't sleep without finishing it cause I would have nightmares!

    • Kayla says:

      I loved reading these. Incorporating LDS views. But it is a teenage book. Kids reading style. It was still fun to read though.

    • Aasha says:

      I liked this book, i thought it was an interesting way to show how the Book of Mormon can be used in morden life. It was really cool book. I really liked it.

    • Matthias says:

      I'm LDS, and I've seen other LDS kids rading this, so I wonder if this is a cool book.

    • Stephanie says:

      I had a fun time reading this book. It is a pretty fast read. It was a fun mystery.

    • Juliana says:

      Really really really funny adventures of a very very typically Mormon family.

    • Jaime Kershaw says:

      my 10 year old loves these books. i thought i would give it a read this summer. It okbut great for 10 year olds!

    • Zmeg4c2 says:

      Fun fictional series that is full of adventure. Characters learn to apply the teachings of the scriptures in their lives.

    • Jacob Dalley says:

      I realized the storyline is just developing, but this book could be better. That being said I plan to read the others. If for no other reason that to learn the scriptures better.

    • Londi says:

      It was good, but it didn't keep me interested for very long. I had to force myself to finish it. It seemed to just drag for me. It was good though.

    • Kristeli says:

      I thought I would read it since Matthew had. He really liked it and my Dad gave us three. Learned some history. It was great for Matthew (11yrs.)

    • Kimball says:

      Mom gave me this one for Christmas. I enjoyed it. Talmage called it the Book of Mormon Sloth.

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