04-16-2013 02:08 PM
This is a children's book I read about twenty five years ago. It's a mystery type book with a group of kids (I can't remember how many or if they were all boys although there were at least two boy characters). It had to do with visiting a museum and buying replica cat statues, then discovering that some of the statues were made of gold and marked with a slipped letter in the serial on the statue. The main passage I remember is when one of the characters related the story of Archimedes discovering displacement in the bathtub and yelling "Eureka!". Then they use displacement to discover that the cat statue is actually made of gold. I think it had to do with a gold theft in which the thieves disguised the gold as replica statues and meant to collect them at a later time.
05-01-2013 01:50 PM
Anyone know this book? I don't think it was a Hardy boys or any series of mystery books. My dad was friends with a librarian in our town and she let me pick out several books from a big box of books that the library received (I guess from publishers) and didn't have room to shelve all of them. This was one of those books so I don't think it was a very popular one. The other books I recieved at the time (that I can remember, or still have) were: Uncle Terrible; Loretta P. Sweeney, Where Are You?;Chip Mitchell: The Case of the Chocolate-Covered Bugs;The Slug Who Thought He Was a Snail.
They all appear to have different publishers, so I don't know if this will help at all.