The Case of the Gasping Garbage
by Michele Torrey Illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman
Fifth-graders Nell Fossey and Drake Doyle are the science detectives with the right answers. They use science and their thinking skills to solve four cases, including a mysterious love letter, a stuck truck, gasping garbage, and traveling frogs.
- Interest Level
- Grades 3 - 5
- Grade Level Equivalent
- Lexile Measure
- Guided Reading
- Mystery and Suspense
About the Author and Illustrator
Barbara Johansen Newman Barbara Johansen Newman was an award winning fiber artist for 10 years before turning to drawing. For the past 18 years she has transformed the figures and characters she created in cloth into two-dimensional illustrations.