Missing in Paradise
Four months after Gramp's mysterious death, Nate helps out at Gram's garage sale. An eerie feeling, as if Gramps were reaching beyond the grave to send Nate a message, leads Nate to a box full of clues. A missing plane. A secret to keep. A map highlighting the route where Gramps died and the message, "Shipment #35-Gold." Nate and his best friend, Simon, are convinced that Gramps was on a treasure hunt when he died. They're just as convinced that Gram's shifty next door neighbour, Fortier, is after the gold too. Nate and Simon sneak away on a Greyhound bus for the small town of Paradise where Nate is sure treasure awaits. Can they find the gold before Fortier gets his thieving hands on a treasure that rightfully belongs to Gramps?
Larry Verstraete is an award winning author of 13 non-fiction books for young people. This is his first work of fiction.
Recognition for MISSING IN PARADISE:
Shortlisted: Manitoba Book Awards, McNally Robinson Book for Young People, 2015.
Shortlisted: MYRCA 2016 (Manitoba Young Readers Choice Awards)
Listed: Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids & Teens
Rebelight Publishing Inc., 9780993939020, 142pp.
Publication Date: November 3, 2014