As a last reprieve before being sent to a juvenile detention facility, Ernie is allowed to spend three weeks on a working farm. When Ernie arrives at the home of Russ Frazier, he learns that the widower’s baby was kidnapped years before. The single piece of evidence was a red quilt found in a puddle in the nearby woods.
Fascinated by the town’s famous "Quilt Baby" kidnapping, Ernie is determined to solve the case. He teams up with Joey, a local tomboy, to investigate clues that lead them on a dangerous journey into a forbidden world of dark secrets, magic puddles, and the cavernous underground kingdom of the Puddlejumpers -- eleven-inch-tall water creatures with whom Ernie has a mysterious connection.
When destiny summons, Ernie must find the courage to save the Puddlejumpers from the Most Dark and lead them in battle against their mortal enemies. Only then can he find his way home.
|Publisher:||Random House Audio Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||Unabridged, 7 CDs, 7 hrs.|
|Product dimensions:||5.99(w) x 5.86(h) x 1.17(d)|
|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Christopher C. Carlson lives in Los Angeles, where he writes, teaches, and rambles the Griffith and Elysian hills with his good dog, Mol.
Christopher and Mark have collaborated on several projects, including the screenplay for Cynthia Voigt's Homecoming. This is their first middle-grade novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was amazing!!!! I give it 5 stars. It was full of suspense and kept me on the edge of my seat. I hope the author comes up with another book so it becomes a series.
These authors have created a wonderful story which captures all the drama of a young boy, fond of baseball, nearly a juvenile delinquent, alone in an orphanage, and desperately seeking a real home. His magical journey into the underworld is delightful, suspenseful, and draws the reader into his fight for good verses evil. The end of the story is masterfully crafted. The authors finish and do so completely and the reader is pleased to savor it all. The quality of the writing is exceptional. There are only a few young adult books which demand attention, and this is one!