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The Case of the Missing Moon Rocks


Joe Kloc

This is a hard book to summarize. It is a detective story about tracking down stolen moon rocks, but it is more than that, too. It looks at the lure of the moon rocks, the motivations of the people involved in selling them, and the surprising way in which the value of the rocks got set. It is also a character study of the detective who is perhaps a little obsessed with finding lost moon rocks, and a cautionary tale of what can happen if you try to take an opportunity that sounds a little bit too good to be true. All of these disparate threads come together to make an interesting and engaging short book, that leaves you with more to think about than just the fate of the rocks brought back from the moon.

Favorite Thing: 
The discussion of how moon rocks were given a monetary value.
The Case of the Missing Moon Rocks book cover
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