The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit

Meet Randi Rhodes, the world's first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle grade series from Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer. Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder's Day Festival. But the festival's main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town's treasure, has g Meet Randi Rhodes, the world's first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this delightful new middle grade series from...

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Title:The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit
Author:Octavia Spencer
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit Reviews

  • Laura
    Sep 25, 2014
    Spencer's book is an excellent middle school mystery. Twelve-year-old Randi Rhodes is the daughter of a popular mystery writer. Her mother has recently passed away. Randi is upset and resentful when her father decides they should move from New York to his small Tennessee hometown. Ran...
  • Jhandler
    Jan 22, 2018
    After some thought, my 6 year old gave this 800 Thumbs Up. I have to agree, this was a fun one to read. There are ninjas, and detectives. Need I say more? ...
  • Lindsay
    Jan 15, 2018
    Although this book had some good talking points and perspectives, it also had kids breaking into a man's home without ever discussing that the action was inappropriate, lying to their parents, and easily defeating nine grown men in hand to hand combat. Most of the book is presented as ...
  • Katie Fitzgerald
    Oct 08, 2013
    When Miranda ?Randi? Rhodes and her dad leave Brooklyn and move to a small town in Tennessee, Randi must leave behind her identity as Glenn Street, the neighborhood vigilante whose name is taken from her father?s detective novels. She worries that nothing remotely interesting wil...
  • Mandy
    Sep 25, 2018
    I seem to be on a bit of a mystery kick recently. I enjoyed this story of Randi Rhodes, a young girl that acts single-handedly as a neighborhood watch. She follows in the footsteps of her favorite detective story heroine, who just happens to be written by her father. When her father de...
  • Stacey Mulholland
    Jul 16, 2017
    This is exactly the kind of book I would have read in 3-5th grade. It reminded me of a more sophisticated Encyclopedia Brown and Harriet the Spy. ...
  • Murray
    Oct 25, 2017
    I listen to this as an audiobook and Octavia Spencer did the narration and she did a wonderful job with the different voices and accents. Randi Rhodes has moved permanently to Tennessee with her father, the ex-writer of detective stories. Randi misses being able to solve local mysterie...
  • Akoss
    May 13, 2018
    Soon after Randi and her Dad moved to the small town of Deer Creek they attended the Founder?s Day Festival which included the unveiling of a 200 years old time capsule. Everything was going well until they discover that someone stole the capsule. Randi who?s been dying of boredom ...
  • Angie
    Apr 11, 2018
    Randi Rhodes has just moved to Deer Creek from New York and is not happy about it. Her dad is a mystery writer who hasn't been writing since the death of his wife. Randi likes to solve small mysteries around her neighborhood and has gotten quite the reputation in New York. She is posit...
  • Lena
    Sep 10, 2014
    This was a cute little mystery for kids with a strong female lead. Recommended. ...
  • Natalie
    Nov 11, 2017
    I think this was really good for a children's book and it's pretty cool that Octavia Spencer wrote it. (view spoiler)[Though I will say that it seems a little unbelievable that 3 kids took down 8 hired thugs, even if one of them did have a black belt in Tae Kwan Do. (hide spoiler)] ...
  • Kirsten
    May 20, 2018
    A fun read that got everyone working together when a time capsule gets stolen in a small town in Tennessee. Emphasized by Octavia's narration with suitable voices and accents for the various characters. ...
  • Sheela
    Oct 29, 2017
    3.5 stars. ...
  • Jared White
    May 16, 2018
    Some would probably say I'm being harsh with my rating, after all, this is a mystery written for young folks and I'm not so young anymore. Yes, a part of my low rating is that I figured out some of the mystery very early on but, there have been other juvenile books where this has happe...
  • Kathy Iwanicki
    Aug 13, 2019
    Great book to add to my mystery shelves! ...
  • Amy
    Jun 08, 2016
    This a fun detective book for kids. Octavia Spencer reading her own book was fantastic. She really made the story come to life. ...
  • Annie
    Nov 18, 2013
    I read this right after Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Both are aimed at age groups 8-12. I thought it would be very interesting to hear the writing voice of the versatile actress Octavia Spencer, and it was a fun mystery, well written and cleverly put together. However, when hel...
  • Shelby Lehman
    Jun 08, 2018
    Fun story. Love that it is read by the author. ...
  • Brooke Dilling
    Sep 03, 2017
    Cute book about the adventures of three friends in a small town. ...
  • Meagan Bell
    Jul 16, 2015
    Review by my 7yo. If you want to be a ninja and a detective this is the book for you! I want to be both and I learned a lot. ...
  • Rachel
    Nov 29, 2017
    Randi Rhodes is exactly the girl detective I wanted to be growing up - I tore through Nancy Drew, Harriet the Spy, and other similar books in elementary school. Randi is tough and headstrong, but she has heart too. The tension of moving away from Brooklyn is compounded by the mystery o...
  • Aj
    Feb 06, 2019
    Wow, this started and stayed VERY STRONG through the first 3/4ths of the book! I'm actually really in love with this title because it has SUPER hardcore Nancy Drew vibes. I think I described it to a friend as "Nancy Drew done in a more nuanced, authentic way." I really like how smart a...
  • Winter Sophia Rose
    Mar 24, 2015
    This Was So Much Fun To Read At Bedtime. I Even Got A Standing Ovation Afterwards. We Loved It!!! ...
  • Katye Wood
    Jun 11, 2018
    My seven year old picked the book purely because he liked the title. He said it was the perfect combination of two things he loves - ninjas and detectives. Also, he loved that usually in the story the main character is the boys and he liked how in this story she changed it up and made ...
  • Cathy
    Apr 25, 2018
    My youngest teen loved this book, calling it the best book of the recent library checkouts. It does have an interesting plot, and interesting characters, and kept my attention (which isn't always easy for a kid-book to do.) I think part of the attraction is that the main characters ...
  • Caleb Beadel
    Jun 27, 2017
    This book is really good. I'd recommend it for young readers who want to be detectives. The problem is that he can't find the time capsule that has been buried for over 200 years in deer Creek Woods Village. Everyone thinks Argus McCarthy has taken the time Capsule but he didn't he's d...
  • Luqman
    Jun 10, 2017
    this book is so great and tells you so much about the kids, it tells you that kids are able to fight crime I finished this book in the library and while little kids thought it was a playground there. ...
  • Lindsey
    Apr 04, 2018
    Octavia Spencer.....actress AND author! This is a cute, simple, quick read that is great for middle school students. It's fast paced and provides the reader with a fun journey. The characters are decent with a little character development. The storyline is great and will be e...
  • Benny Dunn
    Aug 22, 2018
    pretty exciting and funny ...
  • Balters' 3rd Grade Class
    Jan 06, 2016
    L.C. 5 stars ...