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Mystery of the Eagle's Nest (paperback)

A Cooper and Packrat Adventure

Paperback, 188 Pages, Middle Grade, Ages 8-12, Lexile 650

ISBN: 978-1-939017-08-6

Availability: In stock


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

About this Book:


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.


”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

July 14: Meet Tamra Wight and Melissa Kim at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray

July 14: Meet Tamra Wight and Melissa Kim at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray

Maine children’s book authors Tamra Wight (“Cooper and Packrat” middle-grade mysteries), Melissa Kim (“Wildlife on the Move” board book series) and Lyn Smith ('A Porcupine’s Promenade’ picture book) will be at the Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Rd, Gray to give presentations about wildlife and read from their books on July 14, 11:00am to 2:00pm. Make your own wildlife book or journal, go on a wildlife scavenger hunt, and take part in a variety of family-friendly activities and workshops centering on wildlife writing, drawing, and photography.  There is an admission fee to the park. FMI:

Tamra Wight

About this Author

Tamra Wight lives in Poland, Maine, where she runs the Poland Spring Campground with her husband and two children. Running the campground for more than twenty years has provided Tamra with



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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