Penikese Island Adventure

When Julia plans to spend the summer with her dad in New York City, the last thing she expects is to be drawn into a mysterious and exciting adventure on an abandoned island off the coast of Massachusetts. Her father’s work leads him to serve as the head psychologist at a camp on Penikese Island-the home to twelve troubled boys and a limited staff. Julia begrudgingly goes along in hopes of spending time with her father and finding inspiration for her writing. What Julia expects to be a boring summer ends up being the adventure of a lifetime, as she finds herself caught up in a forgotten mystery, hidden danger, and a forbidden romance.

About the Author

Kathleen Hickey is a retired educator who spent most of her career teaching literacy. It was her goal to spread her love of reading and writing to all children. She and her husband live in southeastern Massachusetts and love being on or near the ocean. She spends much of her time now reading, traveling the world, and spending time with her three grandsons.


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Briley & Baxter Publications Announces the Release of Young Adult Book, Penikese Island Adventure