Saltwater Secrets
Saltwater Secrets

Saltwater Secrets

Written by Cindy Callaghan
9 - 12
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Apr 28, 2020
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From the acclaimed author of Just Add Magic–now a hit streaming original series–comes a story of two sisters, one summer vacation, and one big mystery for them to solve. Stella and Josie live for their summers at the boardwalk–each one a carbon copy of the last. Josie lives in Australia most of the year; her half-sister, Stella, lives in New Jersey. But every year, they come together for a beach vacation with their dad, and to make more memories. The real excitement for them is their secret special place under the boardwalk, where they hide their sister scrapbook, adding memories from each summer. But this summer feels different. Josie isn’t the same–she’s turned into one of the popular girls that Stella can’t stand. Despite the rocky start to their vacation, they still go to their secret, special place under the boardwalk, adding memories to their sister scrapbook once again. That is, until their place is discovered by the owners of the newest store–the Smoothie Factory, which replaced Josie’s favorite sweet spot. Not only have the owners of the Smoothie Factory discovered the cove, they are exploiting the natural habitat, and endangering marine life and everyone at the beach! It’s up to Josie and Stella to figure out how to stop their beloved boardwalk from disappearing for good.

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      Cindy Callaghan

      Cindy Callaghan is the award-winning author of two ‘tween series: The mega-popular Just Add Magic and Just Add Magic 2: Potion Problems, the five Lost in books: London, Ireland, Paris, Rome, and Hollywood, and two stand-alones: the award-winning Sydney MacKenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead and Saltwater Secrets coming in 2019. Her books magically capture the ‘tween voice and experience. Few other writers today match Cindy’s prowess in this genre. Cindy’s first book, the much-loved Just Add Magic, is now a breakout Amazon Original live-action series in its third season. When asked what it is about her books that tweens love, she chuckles and says, “The funny! Without a doubt, it’s the funny situations, characters and dialogue. A few milkshakes and farts don’t hurt either.” Cindy holds an MA and MBA, and has over twenty years of business experience. The Delawarian (by way of Los Angeles (USC)) is a Jersey girl at heart. She lives in Wilmington, and escapes to her PA mountain retreat whenever time will allow.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    April 28, 2020
    Aladdin Paperbacks
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    9 - 12 years
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