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Mystery of the Bear Cub (paperback)

A Cooper & Packrat Adventure (#4)

Softcover, 216 p, 6 x 9, Middle Grade Fiction, Ages 8-12

ISBN: 978-1-944762-54-4



About this Book:

2018 Green Earth Book Award Short List

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.

". . . An impressively crafted and consistently entertaining read from first page to last—making it unreservedly recommended, especially for elementary school and community library Mystery/Suspense collections."
––Midwest Book Review

"Kids can try to solve the mystery, but they are also learning about the environment, endangered species, interesting facts about animals, as well as the challenges kids face in their daily lives with family and friends. It really has it all and is written in such an engaging style. I cannot recommend this series enough. You may want to start at the beginning, but each makes a great stand-alone book!"
—Paula Bourque, literacy coach and author of Close Writing

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



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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