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Mystery of the Eagle's Nest (paperback)

A Cooper and Packrat Adventure (#2)

Paperback, 192 Pages, Middle Grade, Ages 8-12, Lexile 650

ISBN: 978-1-939017-08-6

Availability:

$12.95

Available as an e-book in these formats:
Amazon Kindle
Barnes & Noble Nook
Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

About this Book:

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

2015 Green Earth Book Award Short List

Trouble has returned to Wilder Family Campground. When Cooper and Packrat find their geocache box full of illegal eagle claws, beaks, and feathers, their lazy summer is over. Someone wants those valuable parts back. And if they can’t get the parts back, they’ll settle for holding one of the rare Pine Lake eaglets hostage instead. Cooper, Packrat, and Roy must elude two goons, tolerate an annoying teenager, keep tabs on a shady new camper, and stake out the eagle’s nest—all without getting grounded. Tamra Wight has written an exciting follow-up to Mystery on Pine Lake, a tale ripe with adventure and natural history, but above all, one of compassion and friendship.

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”The well-plotted story with spot-on kid dialogue will have readers alternately laughing and puzzling out the mystery ... This mystery soars while the feathers and fun fly.”
Kirkus Reviews

"The story, enhanced by the illustrations of Carl DiRocco, causes a bit of a dilemma. On one hand, readers won’t want to set the book down. On the other hand, the story will have them itching to get outdoors to paddle across a lake or go wildlife watching."
Bangor Daily News

"Wight and illustrator Carl DiRocco have created a fun, exciting mystery that smartly blends suspense with Native American lore and fascinating natural history . . . plot twists, secret identities and the boys’ fast thinking will keep readers, young and older, entertained to the last page. Cooper and Packrat are best pals, bright, brave and honest, setting good examples for wildlife stewardship and for doing what’s right, no matter what."
Bill Bushnell, Central Maine Newspapers 

"An adventurous story with fascinating eagle facts. This book is perfect for young readers who love adventure, mystery, and nature. I already look forward to the next installment. I hope there’s a next book!"
DEBtastic Reads blog

June 15: Maine Outdoors and Nature Authors Day at the Maine Wildlife Park

June 15: Maine Outdoors and Nature Authors Day at the Maine Wildlife Park

Children's book authors Tamra Wight (“Cooper & Packrat”), Melissa Kim (“Wildlife on the Move”) & Hope Rowan (“Ten Days in the North Maine Woods” and “Ten Days in Acadia”) will give presentations about wildlife, talk about their books, and lead a variety of family-friendly activities centering on wildlife writing, photography, mapmaking, and the outdoors at the Maine Wildlife Park at 56 Game Farm Road in Gray, ME from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.  Make take-home turtles, go on a park-wide nature-based scavenger hunt, create your own wildlife map, follow a story walk, play animal bingo, and more. FMI, 207-657- 4977.

Tamra Wight

About this Author

Tamra Wight lives in Turner, Maine. For twenty-five years, she and her husband and their two children ran the nearby Poland Spring Campground, which provided her with plenty of inspiration

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About this Illustrator

Carl DiRocco is a graduate of the New England School of Art & Design, and has illustrated Dear Big, Mean, Ugly Monster (a Minnesota Humanities Book Award Finalist) and Our Principal Promised to Kiss a

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