From the author of The Graham Cracker Plot, a story about two friends playing finders keepers for the missing loot of Al Capone.
Christa spends every summer at the most awesome place in the whole world: her family's cabin on Whitefish Lake in Wisconsin. Only her dad recently lost his job and her parents have decided to sell the cabin. But not if Christa can help it. Everyone knows there is Al Capone blood money hidden somewhere in Whitefish Lake, and her friend Alex's cranky grandpa might have the key to finding it. Grumpa says the loot is gone, or worse-cursed!-but Christa knows better. If she finds it, she can keep it and save her family and their beloved cabin.
About the Author
Shelley Tougas is an award-winning writer of nonfiction for children, including Little Rock Girl 1957, and the author of the novels The Graham Cracker Plot, Finders Keepers, and A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids. She lives in Hudson, Wisconsin.
“A charming story of family history and personal connections (both lost and found) that is reminiscent of Blue Balliett and the Penderwicks' adventures.” —Booklist, starred review
“Entertaining and humorous” —Kirkus
“Readers will enjoy the tongue-in-cheek humor and fast-paced story that revels in outdoor summertime fun.” —School Library Journal
“Sharp, earnest dialogue among the engaging, multigenerational cast keeps the plot moving briskly as what starts as a quiet story of summer friendship and a family's financial struggle builds to a dramatic conclusion with collapsing tunnels, near-drownings, and even a death.” —Publisher's Weekly