HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: The Double Cousins and the Mystery of the Camp Prowler
Author: Miriam Jones Bradley
Cover Illustrator: Hannah Nichols
Publisher: Emerald House Group Incorporated, 2020
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: ages 6 – 12
Rating: ***** 5 stars
(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Bradley, Miriam Jones. The Double Cousins and the Mystery of the Camp Prowler (Published in 2020 by Ambassador International, a division of Emerald House, 411 University Ridge, Suite B14, Greenville, SC 29601). Dorie, Max, and Chad Rawson are double cousins with Carly and Molly Johnson. Along with another cousin, Brandon Johnson, the high point of their year is going to summer camp. However, this year there’s even more excitement than usual with unexplained happenings, disappearances, and strangers around. Someone strange is wandering around the camp at night. Food is being pilfered from the kitchen. Max is having trouble with a boy named Jess whom no one else likes. And there are rumors that a stash of loot from a historic stagecoach robbery in the area was hidden in the hills nearby.
Who is stealing the food from the camp? Will Max lose friends because of Jess, who seems to attract trouble? And is this all somehow related to the historic stagecoach robbery they are just hearing about now? The Mystery of the Camp Prowler is Book 6 of 7 in “The Double Cousins Mysteries” series which is sure to catch the interest of 6-12 year olds. Wherever the Rawson and Johnson kids go they get involved in solving a mystery. The cousins cram sleuthing into a tight schedule and still manage to learn lessons about doing right despite what others think and the value of a lifetime of service to others. This story is a combination of exciting camp activities, character building lessons, and even some local area history thrown in for good measure.