The D. B. Cooper Hijacking

From the Set Unsolved Mysteries

Learn the facts about this unsolved air piracy case, including an account of the hijacking, clues, and possible suspects. A full description of the mystery, possible explanations, and remaining questions are all explored. 'Myth or Fact?' sidebars describe common misconceptions and confirm surprising facts. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.

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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 364.15
Lexile 490
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Guided Reading Level R
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781634070720, 9781634073059
Copyright 2016, 2016
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Unsolved Mysteries from School Library Journal on November 1, 2015

Popular beliefs, skepticism, and scientific study all receive their due in three or four chapters in these brief, informative accounts. Each begins with a particular episode and its subsequent investigation, followed by additional information, including history. Covered are sightings, appearances and disappearances, the work of investigators, and some hoaxes, too. In most cases, there is scant evidence for these phenomena, but it’s noted that some scientists and a great many citizens consider the existence of these phenomena to be possible. Some of the subjects overlap, particularly in the books on aliens and UFO’s, as well as those on ghosts and haunted houses, though there are enough differences among the volumes to hold readers’ attention. Though the D.B. Cooper highjacking is an unsolved mystery, it seems a slightly odd fit with the rest of the paranormal line-up. Attractive photographs and small ‘Myth or Fact?’ sidebars complement the well-paced writing. Slim and well crafted, bound to appeal to both doubters and believers, these are good introductions to the mostly popular phenomena.

Author: Tom Streissguth

Tom Streissguth was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Minnesota. He has worked as a teacher, book editor, and freelance author and has written more than 100 nonfiction books for young readers. In 2014, he founded The Archive, a publishing company that compiles the nonfiction works and journalism of renowned American authors