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Mystery of the Bear Cub

A Cooper & Packrat Adventure

Hardcover, 216 p, Middle Grade Fiction, Ages 8-12

ISBN: 978-1-944762-25-4



About this Book:


The boys are down in the dumps—literally! Someone is dumping trash on the Wilder Family Campground’s property. It’s bad for the campground, and bad for the wildlife there, too. When Cooper, Packrat, and Roy find a fox in the woods with its head stuck in a jar, they know it’s time to investigate. But when the boys start digging, they stumble headlong into the path of a garbage truck and a hungry black bear. Tamra Wight keeps the adventures coming in Book 4 of the award-winning Cooper & Packrat series.

Mystery of the Bear Cub by Tamra Wight

"The author's love for the forests and wildlife of Maine is evident in every detail of the environs. Readers familiar with the Maine woods will recognize it, while those who aren't will feel like they're visiting for the first time . . . good-old fashioned summer fun with a mystery at the center."
—Kirkus Reviews

"These are delightful kids, smart, loyal and respectful, and it’s a pleasure to read about their exciting mystery adventures." 
––Bill Bushnell, Central Maine Newspapers
Read the complete review here.

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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