Scoop Doogan Mysteries
by Don Keown
Scoop Doogan, star reporter for the Big Bend Times is back with a new look and updated story lines and color illustrations.
The cast of characters include: Jake Malone, Scoop's intern at the newspaper; Big Bend Times Editor, Ann Milardo; and Police Chief, Bill Rice. Each helps Scoop solve the whodunit, and Scoop gets the "scoop" on the stories that make him the star reporter at the Big Bend Times. And don't forget our favorite "bad guy", Red Grogan; he's still around and still up to his dirty tricks.
The Poisoned River
What's killing all the fish at Scoop's favorite spot on the river? What started as a relaxing weekend has turned into a big storyone with a thrilling end.
A mother asks Scoop to help find her missing son. Jake and Scoop get worried when they find out Red Grogan is involved. How will they help this boy get out of trouble?
The Creature in the Forest
What is scaring away the campers at Chimney Rock State Forest? Some people say a big creature lives in the forest, but Scoop and Jake are going to find out for themselves.
The Missing Trophy
In a blast from the past, Scoop's champion high school trophy goes missing. He and his intern, Jake, go back to school to find the story behind the disappearance.
The Smoke Bomber
The excitement of a political campaign comes to Big Bend, but so does a threat. Will Jake and Scoop get to the bottom of the story before anyone gets hurt?
FREE activities to help assess a student's vocabulary, comprehension and writing skills. Reproducible activities are available by clicking on the FREE Activities text in Check it Out! box at right. You may make copies of activities for use in your classroom.