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Sunday, December 12, 2021

just a spring break visit with her grandfather... Buccaneer's Spit: A Race for the Treasure by J.E. Thompson

"Buccaneer’s Spit is a fast-paced mystery adventure with artful plot twists and turns. When twelve-year-old Callie reluctantly visits her grandfather in Charleston, SC little does she know what lies ahead. With buried secrets, bad guys and suspenseful encounters, readers of all ages will be kept on the edge of their seats." —Elizabeth Geitz


Published: October 2021

In this middle-reader mystery, twelve-year-old Callie's parents send her to South Carolina alone for a spring break visit with her grandfather. 

Joined by a rambunctious Jack Russell Terrier and a friend with a secret of his own, she's set on revealing what the adults in her life are keeping from her. 

This STEM focused coming-of-age story features a girl/boy dynamic with a bit of pirate mystery and ecological danger thrown in. 

The adventure includes a prominent secondary character with dyslexia and is set in OpenDyslexic typeface. Perfect for high-low or reluctant readers and fans of The Goonies!

"What I love most about this book is the development of a wonderful friendship between Callie and Finn, the book’s two protagonists, who quickly find themselves in the midst of a nail-biting adventure and mystery. [...]  You won't be able to put it down!" - Niki D, Goodreads

About the author:
J. E. Thompson began his career in finance and left Wall Street after catching the writing bug in 1994. He has written four successful adult thrillers garnering much praise and recognition. When his daughter asked him to write something for her, Thompson began researching middle grade fiction. His first foray into the genre, The Girl From Felony Bay, did well earning status as the Winner Best Children’s Book (Southern Indep. Booksellers), and Finalist for Children’s Best Book Award in SC, GA, ME, NE, KS, MD, Junior Library Guild Selection. Now firmly entrenched in writing, Thompson is on his third mystery adventure for middle grade readers. He makes his home in South Carolina, a frequent setting for his books.

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