Ever since his soldier father is killed in Afghanistan, Jack has been frightened. He has nightmares. He doesn't see his friends as often. He worries. He worries all the time. So when his mother suggests traveling across the country to the Jersey Shore for the summer, his fears escalate.
But Jack is about to experience the magic and mystery of Black Jack Jetty. Join Jack and the treasure-hunting cousins as he discovers the healing powers of family. Learn how the Atlantic shore, with its crashing waves, ragged rocks, and sandy beaches, helps Jack to cope with his father's death and to celebrate life.
About the Author
Born, educated, and living in Philadelphia, Michael A. Carestio has spent much of his career in advertising as a Creative Director. His first entry into children's literature reflects the loss of his own father at a young age. The story takes place on the South Jersey Shore, where his family gathers in summer.