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The emperor's riddle

Zhang, Kat, 1991- author.

New York : Aladdin, 2017.

240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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During a family trip to China, eleven-year-old Mia Chen and her older brother, Jake, follow clues and solve riddles in hopes of finding their missing Aunt Lin and, perhaps, a legendary treasure.

Reading Counts: Level 5.4 MG / 6.0 Points / 189805.

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ISBN:

9781481478625

LC Call No:

PZ7.Z454 Emp 2017

Dewey Class No:

[Fic] 23

Author:

Zhang, Kat, 1991- author.

Title:

The emperor's riddle / Kat Zhang.

Edition:

First Aladdin hardcover edition.

Physical:

240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Citation/Refs:

Horn Book Guide, 10/2017

Citation/Refs:

School Library Connection, 5/2017

Summary:

During a family trip to China, eleven-year-old Mia Chen and her older brother, Jake, follow clues and solve riddles in hopes of finding their missing Aunt Lin and, perhaps, a legendary treasure.

Study Program:

Accelerated Reader AR-ATOS MG 5.4 6.0 189805.

Subject:

Missing persons--Fiction.

Subject:

Adventure and adventurers--Fiction.

Subject:

Buried treasure--Fiction.

Subject:

Family life--China--Fiction.

Subject:

Mystery and detective stories.

Link:

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Patron Reviews

Review by Isabel Damen.
The Emperor's Riddle is about a girl named Mia and her brother Jake. Their aunt goes missing but leaves a note. The note said "I'm gone with my friends". Everyone but Mia believes this. Mia drags her brother along a journey where they have to answer riddles and face danger.

I think this book is ok but I think the author could have done more. The action and suspense were not really needed in this book. Everyone would know she got everything right. It just seemed like a coincidence.

4th and 5th would most likely like this book, or people who like a calm book.

Review by Miriam Loya.
Mia's best friend is her Aunt Lin. One summer, Mia travels with Aunt Lin, big brother Jake, and her mom. Aunt Lin's old frenemy, Ying, visits and soon after she goes missing. Mia suspects that she was kidnapped and the only way to find her is to complete the treasure hunt before Ying. With the help of Jake, that is exactly what she sets out to do.
I think that the plot was interesting but way too predictable. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes treasure hunts or mysteries in fourth grade and under.

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