The Gold Medal Mess (MVP) by David A. Kelly

Published by Random House 

Summary:  Nico, Kat, Max, Luke, and Alex can’t wait for their school’s upcoming Olympics.  So they’re worried when they find a note threatening to sabotage the games.  Their principal doesn’t seem too concerned, but when the events begin, a series of mishaps confirms the kids’ suspicions that someone is out to ruin the fun.  The kids decide to take matters into their own hands and figure out who is behind the evil plot.  128 pages; grades 1-4.

Pros:  The first in a new sports-themed series, this will be welcomed by fans of A to Z Mysteries and David A. Kelly’s other series, Ballpark Mysteries.

Cons:  Five detectives is a little unwieldy and doesn’t allow for much character development in such a short story.

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