Mystery on Pine Lake (Hardcover)

By Tamra Wight, Carl DiRocco (Illustrator)

Islandport Press, 9781934031865, 152pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2013



Cooper thought living at a campground would be cool. But ever since his parents bought the lakeside campground, he's had more chores and less time to explore. And as if babysitting his little sister and cleaning the bathrooms weren't bad enough, his ex-friend Roy has chosen him as this summer's bullying target. Cooper's only bright spot this summer is his new friend, Packrat, a guy who carries the world in his coat pockets and leaves his troubles behind. But trouble has come to the Wilder Family Campground and Pine Lake, where a family of loons is building a nest. First, someone dams up the lake and floods the nest. Then, when Cooper and Packrat build a raft where the loons can make a new nest, it gets destroyed by someone with big footprints. It's up to the boys to figure out who, why, and how to stop the culprit before it's too late.

About the Author

Tamra Wight lives in Poland, Maine, where she runs the Poland Spring Campground with her husband and two children. Every summer she meets interesting families from all over the world. During the school year, she works as a teaching assistant at Whittier Middle School. Between the two, she has more writing inspiration than she knows what to do with. She is the author of The Three Grumpies (illustrated by Ross Collins). When Tamra isn't writing, she enjoys wildlife watching, hiking, geo-caching, kayaking, power-walking, snowshoeing; most of these she does with her faithful lab Cookie.