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Mystery of the Missing Fox (paperback)

A Cooper and Packrat Adventure #3

Softcover, 216 pages, Middle Grade Fiction, Ages 8 - 12

ISBN: 978-1-939017-90-1

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$12.95

About this Book:

When an accident puts Cooper’s dad in the hospital, Cooper must shoulder some new responsibilities. But he’s distracted. First, he and his friends find a fox caught in an illegal trap on the campground’s land. Then kits start to go missing from the fox den. Who would want to catch foxes? And why? Cooper, Packrat, and Roy must protect the den, find the kits, and rule out Summer, the new girl who lives across the lake, as a suspect. Juggling new campground duties, feeling guilty over his father’s accident, and desperate to help the fox kits, Cooper must make some tough decisions about who—and what—should come first.
Mystery of the Missing Fox by Tamra Wight
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"Tamra Wight scores another hit . . . This is a fun, fast-paced and very suspenseful mystery set at the Wilder Campground . . . [With] some fancy detective work [and] an exciting zip-line escape [the] gutsy kids save the day. And everybody learns some valuable lessons about suspicion, friendship, following rules and looking out for each other." 
––Bill Bushnell, Central Maine Newspapers 

"Wight neatly develops likable, quirky characters, and she artfully weaves in a host of kid-magnet subjects: zip lines, water fights, three-legged frogs, and uber-stinky sneakers. Readers will love the hilarious, heart-pounding scene when the mystery is resolved—as well as the charming denouement. DiRocco's fine illustrations heighten the book's appeal . . . Young detectives will be charmed by the whole kit and caboodle."
––Kirkus Reviews

Mystery of the Missing Fox is Wight’s most complex book yet, with multiple storylines, a large cast of characters and the most action-packed scene [Wight] has written to date."
––The Bangor Daily News 

“The dialogue among the youthful cast of characters is realistic and will be relatable to many readers . . . Those new to the Wilders will be able to pick up the story with no problem.”
––School Library Journal, May 2016 

". . . [a] thoughtful mystery, highly recommended for young adult fiction shelves and public library children's collections."
—Midwest Book Review

August 16: Meet author Tamra Wight (Cooper & Packrat Series) at the Island Readers and Writers Pop Up Book Shop

August 16: Meet author Tamra Wight (Cooper & Packrat Series) at the Island Readers and Writers Pop Up Book Shop

On August 16th, Tamra Wight will be signing her Cooper & Packrat Books at the Island Readers and Writers Pop Up Book Shop located at the Northeast Harbor Marina, 42 Harbor Dr, Northeast Harbor, ME. from 9 am to 11am.

August 18: Author Tamra Wight will be signing her Cooper & Packrat Books at the Book Fair By The Sea Festival

August 18: Author Tamra Wight will be signing her  Cooper & Packrat Books at the Book Fair By The Sea Festival

On August 18th, Tamra Wight will be signing her Cooper & Packrat Books at the Book Fair By The Sea festival in at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St, Camden ME. from 1pm to 4pm.

August 18: Tamra Wight will be signing her books at the Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators

August 18: Tamra Wight will be signing her books at the Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators

On August 18th, Tamra Wight will be signing her Cooper & Packrat Books at the Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators at the Morse Street School, 21 Morse St, Freeport ME. 04032 from 6pm to 8pm.

September 28: Tamra Wight will be signing her Cooper & Packrat Books at the Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators at the Morse Street School

September 28: Tamra Wight will be signing her Cooper & Packrat Books at the Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators at the Morse Street School

On September 28th, Tamra Wight will be signing her Cooper & Packrat Books at the Nerdy Evening with Authors and Illustrators at the Morse Street School, 21 Morse St, Freeport ME from 6pm to 8pm.

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

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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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