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?
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)|
|Setting:||Bald Rock, Maine|
|Series:||Kare Kids Adventures #1|
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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