Book Four in the Tree Street Kids Series
Something fishy is going on in Crooked Creek Woods. Does it have anything to do with the weird lights coming from Ruthie's neighbor's yard? Or are the kids' imaginations running away with them? After all, Jack and Ellison have been hard at work writing a mystery. The Tree Street Kids decide to investigate. Not only do they discover what's been hidden for centuries in the woods, they also learn about placing their trust in the adults who love and care for them . . . but not before placing themselves in peril.
Praise for Mystery in Crooked Creek Woods
"The Tree Street Kids series takes readers on an adventure through a world of mystery, problem-solving, wit, and joy. Expect three-dimensional characters who feel like friends, escapades worthy of any growing imagination, and conversations that strike at heart-depths with a delightful dose of laugh-out-loud humor. With smart, fun homage to literary detectives of yore, Mystery in Crooked Creek Woods is an enchanting medley of all the best story ingredients, brought to life by Amanda Cleary Eastep's gifted hands. It's the sort of book that's a privilege and joy to hand to my kids. My own middle-grader calls these books 'great adventures with life lessons.' Win-win!"
—Amanda Dykes, award-winning author of Set the Stars Alight
"The Tree Street Kids is a fantastic family read-aloud series and also perfect for your curious elementary-aged child to read alone. Amanda Cleary Eastep brings together all parts of a great story for kids: relatable characters, funny experiences, twists and turns, and life challenges to overcome . . . all shared within the context of family and friendships. Homeschool families: the series works really well for devotional or morning basket time as a way of applying Christian principles to everyday situations kids face. Your family will laugh and be encouraged through the adventures of Jack and the other characters!"
—Daniele Evans, 22-year veteran homeschool mom; writer at The Curriculum Choice website
"Our family loves the Tree Street Kids series! Adults often forget how many challenging things kids face during their developmental years, and these stories tackle big issues with so much heart and humor and just great storytelling. The kids in these stories face really hard issues such as loss, prejudice, anxiety, change, conflict, and relationships in ways that feel relatable and hopeful. What a gift for such a time as this."
—Emily Humphries, host, Simply Stories Podcast
"Amanda Cleary Eastep has done it again! She's able to package adventure and suspense along with memorable characters and a challenging theme into the perfect read for kids."
—Marianne Hering, editor, and author of The Imagination Station books
"The Tree Street Kids are a favorite in our household—my daughter loves that they're filled with fun and adventure, and I love that they support her growing faith in Christ. She's read books 1 and 2 multiple times; we're so excited that the next books are finally here! I highly recommend the Tree Street Kids as engaging, well-written, and faith-centered books that will excite everyone in the family!"
—Ann Swindell, author of The Path to Peace and owner, Writing with Grace
"Mystery in Crooked Creek Woods keeps you guessing with not one, but two mysteries that Jack and Ellison must solve with help from the rest of the Tree Street Kids and Jack's very funny little sister, Midge. As a homeschooling family, we are always on the hunt for wholesome, yet adventurous, stories that are appropriate for the whole family to read together. I am so thankful for authors like Amanda Cleary Eastep who create adventures with relatable characters that are rooted in biblical truth. We already can't wait to see what Jack and the gang will be up to next!"
—Paige Gallant, homeschool mom and creator of On the Cove Homeschool
"As a mom, I am thankful for the content in the Tree Street Kids books and that there are great lessons in each. My daughter finds just enough adventure to keep her coming back, but not too much to keep her awake at night. As a teacher, I love the 'fun facts' that give more information on different topics."
—Lori Rhodes, teacher and parent of a Tree Street Kids reader
"The Tree Street Kids are back—and better than ever, this time solving a real-life mystery and learning what it means to love your neighbor. Full of fun and adventure—and awesome references to '90s pop culture, classic mystery series, science, and history. A great read for the whole family!"
—Christin Ditchfield, author of the bestselling A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia and Little Golden Books Bible Stories