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Q is for Quicksand... Everyone in Green Lawn is in a quake about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. Just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. But to catch their quarry, the kids will have to go wading...through quicksand!


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Q is for Quicksand... Everyone in Green Lawn is in a quake about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. Just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. But to catch their quarry, the kids will have to go wading...through quicksand!

30 review for The Quicksand Question

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kristine Hansen

    Money meant for a duck bridge (I kid you not) is stolen in this mystery that starts with a fire in a distant field and unwinds with a lot of action (and a lot of snacks) taking you through town all the way into the quicksand by the river. This is a fun series with twisty mysteries that are enjoyable to read. Our three detectives are easy to relate to, as are the people in this town. What I like best, is that the adults aren't idiots, but also how they listen to what the kids have to say. It's a Money meant for a duck bridge (I kid you not) is stolen in this mystery that starts with a fire in a distant field and unwinds with a lot of action (and a lot of snacks) taking you through town all the way into the quicksand by the river. This is a fun series with twisty mysteries that are enjoyable to read. Our three detectives are easy to relate to, as are the people in this town. What I like best, is that the adults aren't idiots, but also how they listen to what the kids have to say. It's a nice blend that makes for a good mystery for kids (and adults) to enjoy.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Blue

    Huh. Not terrible. After P I was ready to give up on the series, and would have except the audio was O-R all as one "book" and at 2.5 hours at 2x speed it seemed like to much bother to stop so I would just use it to pad my reading challenge. Not good enough to give S-V a go though. Well, the book might even have been okay, but it is hard to tell after how awful O and P were, with poor books before them.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bookwiz

    Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are the three main characters in the book and are kind of like kid dectives and in the book "The Quicksand Question" the kids go on a wid goose chase to find the missing money which ends up being at the bottom of a lake/large pile of quicksand which two of the kids gets stuck in. if you would like to know how the mystery ends read "The Quicksand Question" might I add it is not the best book in the series but it is ok just read it and see what you think.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Julianna

    I thought The Quicksand Question was another nice addition to the A-Z Mysteries series. The storyline about the town of Green Lawn building a bridge so that the ducks could safely cross the road was cute, and the rescue of Dink and Josh from the quicksand added a little suspense and excitement. Overall, another fun read in this series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lisadunbar22

    I liked at the end when the ducks peacefully crossed over the bridge. It was cool when the kids got to sleep in Josh's barn. It was funny when the twins stole the money and became rich! Review written by Evan & Hailey. I liked at the end when the ducks peacefully crossed over the bridge. It was cool when the kids got to sleep in Josh's barn. It was funny when the twins stole the money and became rich! Review written by Evan & Hailey.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rachelle

    Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are counting their money they wish to contribute to the building of a bridge for ducks over River Road. Josh's dog is disturbed and they smell smoke. Firetrucks come to put out the fire. When they go to the firehouse to put money into the duck bank being used for the collection and find it was stolen. The children manage to solve the mystery thanks to a clue they received from Mr. Pocket. You'll have to read the book to find out what happened.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Simon

    Read these books when I was a kid and greatly enjoyed them, figured I'd give them a second read for kicks. I certainly recommend any young mysteries fan devote time to this series, it's certainly a grand adventure for a young mind, the imagery of Ron Roy's words and his settings and unique character descriptions and personalities really help kids imagine a whole movie in their heads as they read each exciting page.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    This was a fun read for young readers. Full of adventure, mystery and fun characters! The illustrations in each chapter were a good addition. Classroom library quality mystery. The author has plenty of other series, but this is the first one I’ve read. Looking forward to reading others and suggesting it to students.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Katie Merkel

    “The Quicksand Question” was another enjoyable mystery with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. I really enjoy not just this book, but this series because the plots are consistently good, both the kids and adults are intelligent, and there are good child-authority relationships. I recommend this series for 1st-3rd graders.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Anthony

    The town of Green Lawn has been donating money to build a duck bridge to keep the ducks safe and drivers from hitting them as they cross the road. Someone has stolen the money, and Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose try and locate the thief. Their search for clues lead them into more than they bargained for.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken

    Eleanor says: I like this book because it was with nature and mostly about nature. The mystery was in nature. The town was building a duck bridge so ducks wouldn’t have to cross a busy street. The money got stolen for the bridge.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Tara

    Great mystery as usual and I loved learning about quicksand. Very interesting!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tennyson McClelland

    it was a good book

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ishaan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. nice!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mary Thomas

    Eh. Not our favorite. The quicksand didn't even come into play until towards the end. We thought the title should have included "quack"-something.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Shelly

    When my reading age niece comes over she loves to read these.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Deepthi Herga

    My 7 - year old has finished the entire set of the A to Z mysteries (including all the super editions). I started reading them because I wanted to find out how good these mysteries are and after I started, I finished the entire set myself. This will be a common review for all the books in the set (so please forgive me if you see this repeated under another book). First of all, the mystery part of the book is fairly simple for an adult, but I can see how it can keep a kid engrossed. The characters My 7 - year old has finished the entire set of the A to Z mysteries (including all the super editions). I started reading them because I wanted to find out how good these mysteries are and after I started, I finished the entire set myself. This will be a common review for all the books in the set (so please forgive me if you see this repeated under another book). First of all, the mystery part of the book is fairly simple for an adult, but I can see how it can keep a kid engrossed. The characters are playful, around the same age as my kid now, so are very relatable. Yes, there are some characteristics which can be a little irritating, but they didn't really bother me too much as to take away from the stories. The other con is that these little kids are left unmonitored in many of their adventures (I am not a helicopter parent, but it felt a little strange, especially when they are out of the country altogether). That being said, now what I loved about the stories - 1) Most of the stories are based in different cities, and sometimes different countries, so the travel perspective is amazing. We, as a family, love to travel and every time the kids in the books traveled somewhere it made the story more exciting to me (as well as my kid). My kid had comments on how they went to Key West and later Washington D.C "just like us". 2) There are strong characters of both genders, the villains are of different genders as well, so the stereotyping is considerably less (there was a female pilot in one of the books that stood out to me) and I love it that girls reading the books have some good role models. I would always like more female strong characters shown ofcourse :). I'm sure my kids will be enjoying many more of the author's books in the future :)

  18. 5 out of 5

    Dharia Scarab

    My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one. http://spreadthewordnevada.org/ Myself, I go ou My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one. http://spreadthewordnevada.org/ Myself, I go out on the weekends and shop thrift store and bulk book lots to rescue books and donate them. Sometimes I'll find a book I remember reading when I was young and will read it again before passing it on. I don't rate these books using my normal scale, instead I give most of them three stars. This isn't a Criticism of the book, simply my way of rating them as good for children.

  19. 4 out of 5

    luhvBOOKS

    Title: The Quicksand Question Author: Ron Roy Series: A to z Mysteries #17 Rating: ★★★★ Summary: Q is for Quicksand... Everyone in Green Lawn is in a quake about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. Just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. But to catch their quarry, the kids will have to go wading...through quicksand! Review: I was always interested in quicksand... Right on, Roy! Things Title: The Quicksand Question Author: Ron Roy Series: A to z Mysteries #17 Rating: ★★★★ Summary: Q is for Quicksand... Everyone in Green Lawn is in a quake about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. Just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. But to catch their quarry, the kids will have to go wading...through quicksand! Review: I was always interested in quicksand... Right on, Roy! Things I Loved: The Q mystery! Things I Hated: The whole "stolen money" thing is kind of getting old. Maybe I was just a picky kid. *shrug*

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    Working our way through the alphabet in the A to Z Mysteries series. The Quicksand Question wasn't our favorite in the series, but was a solid book. The mystery was fairly tame, and though there was some excitement, there was little danger involved for the kid detectives. I did feel, however, that the author was beginning to stretch the story a bit, trying to fit the plot into the "Q" theme. It worked, sort of. Anyway, we are moving on to The Runaway Racehorse next. Working our way through the alphabet in the A to Z Mysteries series. The Quicksand Question wasn't our favorite in the series, but was a solid book. The mystery was fairly tame, and though there was some excitement, there was little danger involved for the kid detectives. I did feel, however, that the author was beginning to stretch the story a bit, trying to fit the plot into the "Q" theme. It worked, sort of. Anyway, we are moving on to The Runaway Racehorse next.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Pearlynn Pang

    Title: The Quicksand Question Author: Ron Roy Opinions and feelings about story I feel that this story is very interesting. They describe the characters using good phrases. I will recommend this book to my friends. What is the story about? Everyone in Green Lawn is in a quake about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. Just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. But to catch their quarry, th Title: The Quicksand Question Author: Ron Roy Opinions and feelings about story I feel that this story is very interesting. They describe the characters using good phrases. I will recommend this book to my friends. What is the story about? Everyone in Green Lawn is in a quake about the ducks that keep crossing River Road. Just when the town raises enough cash to build a special duck bridge, the money is stolen! Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose are on a quest to find the culprit. But to catch their quarry, the kids will have to go wading through quicksand!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jillian

    THIS AUTHOR IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!He is one of the best authors I think. what i like about him is that he always starts the title with the same letter in the front. What I also think about the author is the mysteries is the story because it always gets you in the story thinking what is going to happen next and it is something I don't expect!!!!!Also the title gives you a clue of what is going to happen and there just great books!!!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Ali

    The town is trying to raise money to build a duck bridge. All the money is going into a heavy, plastic container that is shaped like a duck. When the money gets stolen, it's up to Dink, Josh and Ruth Rose to find out who stole the money, and get it back. Their searching leads them into a patch of quicksand! I really like this book. It is pretty good. You should read it. This book is super cool and really interesting.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Madison Henson

    Poor Josh, he was stuck from a quicksand. When he with his friends, Ruth Rose and Dink, they pulled off their sneakers and into the water. They pushed their feet through the warm but Josh felt kind of muddy. He stopped and turned around with panic on his face, and then he stuck. Ruth Rose run to fire station, called Jack and Lenny for help and get him out. Funny, it feel like fishing as they got the fish as Josh.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Marlee

    I read this book to my 9 year old and my 6 year old. They both loved it. We've so far read all of the previous books in the series. However, it really wouldn't matter if yo read the previous books before reading this book. A fun series for younger children. Kind of silly for adults, but great for sharing with younger ones.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Joshua

    "The Quicksand Question" was a great book because Martin hid the duck bank in quicksand and Josh got stuck in it and found it! Then Martin was in jail. Dink had gotten stuck to. But Dink and Josh warned Ruth Rose not to go in it. She listened to them. To be continued...

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    When the money for a duck only bridge goes missing Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose go through quicksand to find the jeep that landed in there with the bridge money. They find the guy and they built the bridge for the ducks. I recommend this book to those that love mysteries.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Betsey

    If you want your kid to read a book that has like 15 male characters and 1 girl, well ok. Even the dogs are boys. It's impressive how male this book is. The story is pretty run of the mill for this age and type of book series.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Namba

    I had fun reading this book. I think kids will enjoy it. there is a good science bit about quicksand. the only thing that bothered me was I wanted the old man to be the bad guy and I also don't really think a bridge for ducks is practical because larger birds eat ducklings.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Partridge Public

    Roy, Ron

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