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The Hardy Boys Secret Files #10: A Rockin' Mystery
The Hardy Boys Secret Files Series Book #10 of 19
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Illustrator: Scott Burroughs

Book Info

Published on October 16, 2012
Age Group: 7 - 10 years
Reading Level: AR: 4.1 (1.0 Point, Quiz #154959)

Looking forward to seeing their favorite band at Bayport's Battle of the Bands, Frank and Joe Hardy are on the case when a bass guitar belonging to one of the band members goes missing, a situation that compromises the group's standing in the competition.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
You look like a monkey, and you smell like one too!"

Nine-year-old Frank Hardy looked at his brother, Joe, and laughed as their friend Paul McMahon blew out the candles on his huge birthday cake, which was decorated to look like a dinosaur. Everyone cheered as Paul blew out all ten candles on the first try.

"Time for presents!" Paul cried as his mother started cutting up the cake. He ran over to the circle of chairs his parents had set up in his backyard and took a seat.

Joe smiled and nudged Frank. "Looks like we'd better get over there," he said. "Paul's already torn into his first gift!"

Frank laughed and shook his head. His classmate Paul seemed to be having a great time at his birthday party. They'd already played Pin the Tail on the Donkey and Red Rover, and Paul had won both. Now he was beaming as he pulled the last piece of gift wrap off Joyride, a hot new video game that had just been released days ago. It was a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

Publisher Description:
In this Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery, a missing bass guitar causes a few wrong notes at the Battle of the Bands.

Frank and Joe are thrilled to learn that the popular band, Crush, is scheduled to perform in Bayport's huge Battle of the Bands - and even more excited when they find out that their friend's brother, Dylan, is the bass guitarist. But on the day of the performance, Dylan's prized guitar has gone missing!

Could someone from a rival band have taken it in hopes of gaining an advantage? Or could the culprit be someone closer to home? It's up to Frank and Joe to investigate this rocking mystery - or else Crush might be crushed in the competition!

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