“This inventive mystery . . .with illustrations cleverly framed as if found in an old album . . . makes a mysterious vacation treat.”
—Family Forum Magazine
“Dotti Enderle taps into the problems of multi-generational relationships.”
—Review of Texas Books
Twelve-year-old Fiona is not looking forward to traveling to California with her parents to clean out her recently deceased grandmother's house. But when she finds a secret love letter from her grandfather to her grandmother containing mysterious symbols, she's suddenly keen on exploring every nook and cranny of the abandoned house.
Solving the mystery requires Fiona to learn more about both astronomy and mythology as she discovers the secrets behind two murders and a kidnapping, encounters a ghost, and eventually finds buried treasure. As she explores her grandmother's house for clues, Fiona also learns more about her grandmother and mother than she ever imagined and realizes that solving the mysteries of the past is a hidden treasure in itself.
About the Author
Dotti Enderle has been a professional storyteller since 1993, entertaining children and parents at schools, libraries, museums, and festivals. She is the author of seventeen books for children and educators, including The Cotton Candy Catastrophe at the Texas State Fair, a 2005 Texas Golden Spur Award nominee, and Granny Gert and the Bunion Brothers, both published by Pelican. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, and Writers League of Texas. She lives in Houston, Texas.
About the Illustrator
T. Kyle Gentry attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, he has illustrated children's novels and picture books as well as art for the medical, editorial, stationary, music, electronic, and print industries. He lives in Orlando, Florida.
By Dottie Enderle
Illustrated by T. Kyle Gentry
JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
104 pp. 5 x 7½
13 illus. Ages 8-12
EAN: 978-1-58980-481-4 pb