This collection of short fiction is designed for readers in grades 5-9, and features a variety of characters and situations, ranging from an unexpected encounter with a Bigfoot, to a Civil War Re-enactment that goes wrong, to a search for a long-lost relative from Japan. Some stories are whimsical--like the one about a pet rabbit who becomes a detective--while others are quite serious--like the one about a grandmother who finds a way to connect with her beloved granddaughter despite advancing Alzheimer's Disease. Young readers will find humor and humanity in these stories, while constantly expanding language skills and vocabulary. The authors, Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith, both teach at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond Ky. Marie Mitchell teaches in the Department of Communication, and Mason Smith teaches in the Department of English and Theatre. They have published three other novels for young readers: "The Lost Dispatch," "48 Hours," and "UFO: Unidentified Feathered Object." All are available from Amazon.com.