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Review | The Secret of Bald Rock Island

The Secret of Bald Rock Island

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Can Kelcie solve the island’s TWO mysteries in time?

Ten-year-old Kelcie’s fisherman father disappeared at sea years ago. Since then, Kelcie has befriended Bald Rock Island’s beloved Mr. Bartleby, a kindly man devoted to the village and its children. Kelcie decides to help Mr. Bartleby solve the island’s two enduring mysteries—what happened to her father, and what the sea creature Mr. Bartleby saw that night might be.

Kelcie crosses the island in search of clues and thinks she knows where she can find the ultimate answers. She resolves to explore the forbidden area of the island, and as she puts the final pieces of the puzzle together, a new storm arises. Can she solve the mysteries and return to safety before the new storm claims her as the previous one did her father?

Hott Review:

What I liked: The Secret of Bald Rock Island is a captivating adventure perfect for upper elementary and middle-grade readers. I can’t wait to share this with my kiddos.
The writing and plot of The Secret of Bald Rock Island were so interesting that I couldn’t put it down once I’d picked it up. You can’t help but to want to know what Kelcie is going to do after she declares she’s going to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance and the mystery of the Bald Rock Monster before the end of summer.
What I didn’t like: The only hesitation one will have with sharing this book is the mention of one of the characters having whiskey and explaining what that is.


Author: Charles A Salter
Source: PR by the Book
Publisher & Date: June 7th 2016 by Outskirts Press
Genre: Chidlren’s / Middle-Grade Adventure
ISBN: 1478770848 (ISBN13: 9781478770848)
Pages: 94
Grade: A
Ages: 8-12
Steam: Nada
Setting: Bald Rock, Maine
Series: Kare Kids Adventures #1

Author Bio:

Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Charles A. Salter, Ph.D., S.D. served 28 years in the U.S. Army after seven and a half years as an assistant professor and then tenured associate professor at Spring Hill College. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (1973) and a Doctor of Science in public health from Harvard University (1989). He was licensed as a psychologist by the state of Massachusetts, as a nutritionist by the state of Maryland, and was a charter member of the Prescribing Psychologists Register.

Salter has written on family matters for the newspaper syndicate Scripps-Howard, Today’s Family, Life and Health, Woman’s World and more. He is the author of sixteen books, most recently the adult fiction series “The Ebay Detective.” The Kare Kids Adventures series are his first books in middle grade fiction.

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