Children aged eight to twelve will love these classic tales of adventure that recall an earlier era of outdoor fun, leisure, and independence. In today's over-scheduled society, Maple Harbour Adventures stand apart for their celebration of the childhood joys of exciting outdoor exploits away from technology and the watchful eyes of parents. Filled with striking illustrations, they are already a favorite of children, parents, and teachers alike.
Adventure on Whalebone Island
Ryan and Kendra have come to Maple Harbour to spend their summer holidays with their aunt and uncle. They’re expecting a leisurely holiday swimming and playing on the beach with their cousins Claire and Nathan. Claire, however, has other ideas – exploring islands in her sailboat and searching for sunken treasure. But what’s hidden on mysterious Whalebone Island? Have the four of them come across a secret that others don’t want discovered?
The Mystery of the Missing Mask
Ryan and Kendra have returned to Maple Harbour on the British Columbia coast to visit their cousins Claire and Nathan. But the sleepy little town has been rocked by the news that a valuable Indigenous mask has been stolen, only days after it arrived at the local museum! While museum officials and the police search for answers, the four children and their new friend Tyler stumble upon a series of exciting clues. As they enjoy their summer holidays, not everything is what it seems. Join the four friends on another unforgettable summer of adventure!
What people are saying:
Thank you for enabling this day....the first day my 9 yr old son can NOT put a chapter book down and must find out what happens next. He's hooked and I'm so delighted! Please write more! - Sandra M., parent
Kids won’t be able to put down the second book in the Maple Harbour Adventure series. The suspense will keep them on the edge of their seats! - Gabriele K., Teacher
Young readers will be thoroughly entertained by this story of children outwitting adults to solve the crime. - Jane A., Librarian
What a great story! All of the adventures kept me reading and reading! - Bax, age 7
I loved this mystery! - Hannah, age 10
If you’re looking for great adventures for kids, then this is the book for you. - Fergus, age 8
I couldn't put this book down!
- Colleen H., Teacher
Adventure on Whalebone Island reminded me of falling in love with reading classic adventure stories as a child. - Maria M., parent
The book follows classic children’s adventure story lines... a fun book for children under 12. - Jan Degrass, Coast Reporter
Adventure on Whalebone Island may be favourably compared to those (Arthur Ransome) classics, incorporating the key elements on the coast of British Columbia.
- Audrey Driscoll, blogger