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Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, a Princess, and Buried Treasure$8.99
Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, A Princess, and Buried Treasure continues the escapades of the Johnson family as they spend their spring break on Amelia Island during the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. Thrilling stories of ghosts, pirates, and buried treasure on this historic Florida island set the stage for a story full of colorful characters, humorous situations, and a youthful spirit of adventure.
Five-year-old Katy learns about a princess who once lived near there, and meets a mysterious pirate whom no one else sees. Her brothers, Bobby and Joey, visit an ancient cemetery and explore a 19th century fort, as Bobby searches for the buried treasure that is rumored to still be hidden on the island.
Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country$8.99
Ghosts, pirates and tales of the South make history once again come alive for the Johnson family. Jane R. Wood brings another adventure, this one of the ghostly kind, to the Johnson kids as they explore Savannah, Charleston and Pawleys Island, South Carolina on their summer vacation.
Seen through the eyes of 14-year-old Joey, 10-year-old Bobby and 5-year-old Katy as they accompany their writer mom on her travels, they learn about some of the challenges of the early settlers, the boldness of greedy pirates, and the determination of several feisty women who helped save some the architectural heritage of these historic Southern towns.
Along the way they hear stories of ghosts and even encounter a few of the haunting spirits, never knowing if they are real or imagined. Young readers won’t know they’re learning history; they’ll only know they’re having fun as they follow these kids on their latest adventure.
Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country is the fourth in a series of five juvenile fiction books which feature the Johnson family. These books are intended for young readers, ages 9-14. Other books in the series include: Voices in St. Augustine (2008); Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, A Princess, and Buried Treasure (2007); Trouble on the St. Johns River (2008); and Lost in Boston (2015).
Lost in Boston$8.99
In Lost in Boston the Johnson family is traveling again. This time, they fly to Boston and explore several historic landmarks, including the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church, and the USS Constitution anchored in Boston Harbor. New experiences — like riding a subway for the first time, sampling new foods, and helping solve a crime — add discovery and intrigue to this newest family adventure.
Lost in Boston is the fifth in a series of juvenile fiction books which feature the Johnson family. These books are intended for young readers, ages 9-14. Other books in the series include: Voices in St. Augustine (2008); Adventures on Amelia Island: A Pirate, A Princess, and Buried Treasure (2007); Trouble on the St. Johns River (2008); and Ghosts on the Coast: A Visit to Savannah and the Low Country.
Trouble on the St. Johns River$8.99
In Trouble on the St. Johns River, the Johnson kids—Joey, Bobby and Katy—are up to their adventurous ways again. But this time, instead of exploring history, they’re making it! Joey and Bobby set out to start their summer vacation by going fishing in a favorite pond, but end up leading a crusade to clean up the environment instead.
Finding the pond covered in green muck and dead fish, the brothers decide to “do something” about it. That leads to a close encounter with a manatee, a visit to a center that rehabilitates injured sea turtles, and a boat tour on the St. Johns River. What they learn through these experiences inspires them to create “The Greenies” and chart a course of action that captures the attention of many, including a local TV station.
By the end of the story, Joey, who thought there was nothing kids could do to make a difference, realizes that perhaps they are the very ones who can. It’s a story of awakening that will inspire young readers to become more aware of their environment and give them some ideas on how to preserve it.
Voices in St. Augustine$8.99
Voices in St. Augustine is a story about a 13-year-old boy who discovers a mysterious connection to the past, while searching for an 8th grade history project. On a visit to St. Augustine, Florida, the “Nation’s Oldest City”, Joey Johnson becomes intrigued with an abandoned house and some voices he hears coming from its garden. His curiosity to find the sources of these voices leads him to discover some new things about himself, as well as the people who lived there many years ago.
The story portrays a slice of American life, as Joey faces the many challenges of growing up. Through its humor and intrigue, the story captures the imagination of young readers, making it a fun way to learn some historical background about one of America’s earliest settlements.