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The Puzzle of the

Shark Surfer Girl by Carole Marsh


Copyright ©2006 Carole Marsh/Gallopade International All rights reserved. First Edition Ebook edition Copyright ©2011 Carole Marsh Mysteries™ and its skull colophon are the property of Carole Marsh and Gallopade International. Published by Gallopade International/Carole Marsh Books. Printed in the United States of America. Managing Editor: Sherry Moss Cover Design: Michele Winkelman Illustrations: Yvonne Ford, Cecil Anderson, Jennifer Appel

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Art by: Aimee Applesauce Proofreading by: Leah Criss Page-numbering by: Sara Cross Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise), without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the above publisher of this book. The scanning, uploading, and distribution of this book via the Internet or via any other means without the permission of the publisher is illegal and punishable by law. Please purchase only authorized electronic editions and do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrightable materials. Your support of the author’s rights is appreciated.


Dedicated to all mystery-loving and mystery-solving girls everywhere!


A Word From the Author Dear Readers, Have you ever been to the beach? If so, did you like to pick up shells? Did you know you might find shark’s teeth in the sand? Wouldn’t that be cool? Would you wonder what kind of shark lost its tooth? We can learn so much during a day at the beach. Or a day at the park, or a day in the woods on a picnic! Nature is all around us. Open your eyes and really look at it! Join my Crisscross girls as they learn about sharks and solve a mystery along the way!

Carole Marsh PS: Try to visit an aquarium if you can’t get to the beach. There’s a lot to learn about the “mysteries of the deep!”


About Criss, Cross, and t Applesauce, Defectives

Aimee

Leah

Sara

Leah Criss, Sara Cross, and Aimee Applesauce are best friends. Leah is 7. Sara is 8. Aimee is 9. They live on the same street. Leah lives next door to Sara. Sara lives next door to Aimee. They go to the same school. Leah’s classroom is next to Sara’s. Sara’s classroom is next to Aimee’s. They ride the school bus together. They eat lunch together. They go to recess together. Sometimes they get in trouble together. They like to solve riddles, mysteries, and puzzles together. Or, at least they like to try! That’s the reason that one day, the three girls t formed the Criss, Cross, Applesauce Defective Agency. They named it that because those are their names...and also, because “criss/cross/applesauce” is how they like to sit when they are trying to figure out their newest mystery! Maybe you can help them?


Books In This Series The Case of the Hunchback Hairdresser The Riddle of the Missing Puppies The Puzzle of the Shark Surfer Girl


Table Of Contents To The Beach Tybee Island Shark! A Clue! A Surfer A Girl The Tooth, the Whole Tooth . . . Proofreading Marks About the Series Creator Glossary Talk About It! Bring It To Life Learning to Surf Surprising Shark Trivia Learn Some Surfing Lingo Tech Connects

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The Puzzle of the

Shark Surfer Girl by Carole Marsh


To the Beach!

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Leah Criss, Sara Cross, and Aimee Applesauce were very excited. Leah’s dad, a newspaper reporter, was taking them all to the beach! “I am on an assignment,” he warned them. “You have to be good and behave.” “We will!” said Leah.

“We will!” said Aimee.

“We will!” said Sara. 1


As they packed their backpacks, Aimee said, “I guess we will have to close our Criss/Cross/Applesauce t Defective Agency until we get back.” “Oh, no,” said Leah. “We are the t defective agency, and so where we go, it goes, too.” “Oh,” said Sara, sort of confused. “Ok. But I do not think we will have any cases, riddles, or puzzles to solve at the beach.” “You just never know,” Leah warned them. “So be ready for anything.”

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Tybee Island

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The beach was called Tybee. It was near Savannah, Georgia. It was a pretty beach with lots of white sand, heaping piles of gray-green waves, and a bright blue sky dotted with white clouds. “This is a pretty beach,” said Leah. “I think we can relax and have fun here.” She wore a red bathing suit. “I love the sea oats and the sparkling sand,” said Sara. “I think i will lay on my blanket and get some sun.” She wore a blue bathing suit. 5


“I’m glad we brought a picnic,” said Aimee. “Let’s go for a swim and then we can eat lunch.” She wore a yellow bathing suit. “I am going to walk down the beach to the newspaper office,” said Dad. “You girls stay right here. I have asked the lifeguard to keep an eye out for you. I will be back soon.” “No mystery, Dad?” asked Leah. “No puzzle, or case, or riddle to solve?” Her dad was always giving them a “case” to work on. Her dad said, “There is always a mystery somewhere, Leah. Just keep your eyes open and you will find it.”

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The Puzzle of the Shark Surfer Girl  

A trip to the beach starts out as fun until best-friends Leah Criss, Sara Cross, and Aimee Applesauce begin to get clues to a mystery- from...

The Puzzle of the Shark Surfer Girl  

A trip to the beach starts out as fun until best-friends Leah Criss, Sara Cross, and Aimee Applesauce begin to get clues to a mystery- from...

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