Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile
Written by Marcia Wells, Illustrated by Marcos Calo

Sixth grader Edmund Xavier Lonnrot, codename “Eddie Red,” has a photographic memory and talent for drawing anything he sees. When the NYPD is stumped by a mastermind art thief, Eddie becomes their secret weapon to solve the case.

Primary Source Pairing:
In this adventurous mystery, Eddie Red and crew are solving a classic whodunnit. Use the chessboard diagram and the images of the Museum Mile map from the book to follow along with the clues in the story. In addition to a great story, students may also become interested in chess while reading this book.

Questions for Discussion:

  • How does the chessboard help you understand the story?
  • How do the chessboard and the map of the Museum Mile look similar? How do they look different?
  • While reading the book Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile, what predictions can you make in the story? Use the chessboard as visual evidence.

Book Cover and Summary: Follett
Chessboard image: KidsChess.com

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