The Secret of Bald Rock Island

Kare Kids Adventures #1

by Charles A. Salter


Book Details

Can Kelcie solve the island’s TWO mysteries in time?

Ten-year-old Kelcie Oglethorpe’s fisherman father disappeared at sea years ago. Since then, Kelcie has befriended Bald Rock Island’s beloved Mr. Bartleby, a kindly man devoted to the village and its children. He often warns of a mysterious creature he once saw on the island’s bald dome which towers a hundred feet above the sea, yet is hollow inside and connected to sea life by underground channels. Kelcie decides to help Mr. Bartleby solve the island’s two enduring mysteries—what happened to her father, and what the sea creature might be. She learns that Mr. Bartleby was her father’s lifelong best friend. During that terrible storm off the coast of Maine, Mr. Bartleby risked his own life to do everything possible to save Kelcie’s dad, but no sign was ever found. Kelcie criss-crosses the island in search of clues and thinks she knows where she can find the ultimate answers. She resolves to explore the forbidden area of the island, and as she puts the final pieces of the puzzle together, a new storm arises. Can she solve the mysteries and return to safety before the new storm claims her as the previous one did her father? And what will she do when she finally confronts the mysterious creature face to face?


About the Author

Charles A. Salter

Charles A. Salter has been a writer all his life. A professional member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, he has published over a dozen books and hundreds of articles in magazines and newspapers. His adult mystery novels and juvenile non-fiction books have earned excellent reviews and won various awards. THE SECRET OF BALD ROCK ISLAND is the first book in his pre-teen fiction series KARE KIDS ADVENTURES.

Also by Charles A. Salter

Charlotte and the Mysterious Vanishing Place
How Three Brothers Saved the Navy
The Travel Twins and the Lost Secret of the Vikings