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Book details
  • Genre:JUVENILE FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical / United States / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:160
  • eBook ISBN:9780985543327

Sinister Summer

Cars, Cruisers, and Close Calls

by C.A. Hartnell

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Overview
New and revised, author approved edition. Surf’s up! Make the summer scene for friendship, fun, adventure, and mystery that fill the pages of Sinister Summer: Cars, Cruisers, and Close Calls, the second volume in a four book series. Join two eleven-year-old, All-American, Southern California kids, Pete and Carol Ann, as they set off fireworks on the Fourth of July, learn to surf at Huntington Beach, and cruise “flat out” with teenagers on Route 66. These two friends, and a beagle puppy, search for safety and peace in their 1950s world of bullies, crime, and other close calls that turn their summer vacation into an outrageous and risky adventure. Like wow! Ages eight and up will enjoy this fast-paced, historical-fiction chapter book that shares the excitement of a sensational summer.
Description
New and revised, author approved edition. Surf’s up! Make the summer scene for friendship, fun, adventure, and mystery that fill the pages of Sinister Summer: Cars, Cruisers, and Close Calls, the second volume in a four book series, The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann. Join two eleven-year-old, All-American, Southern California kids, Pete and Carol Ann, for patriotic fun and trips around the Southland. Follow them as they set off fireworks on July Fourth, learn to surf at Huntington Beach, ride horses in Lytle Creek Canyon, visit Tarzan’s jungle at the Los Angeles Arboretum, and have a blast at a backyard Hawaiian luau. Near their hometown of El Monte, California, teenagers cruise “flat out” with lots of horse power under the hoods of their “hopped-up,” flame-painted hot rods. Pete and Carol Ann cruise along with them on Route 66 during July of 1955 to Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Van Nuys. Can they avoid Butch’s midnight-blue Merc? Can they discover who’s starting fires all over town? Both friends, and a beagle puppy, search for safety and peace in their 1950s world of bullies, crime, and close calls that turn their summer vacation into an outrageous, risky adventure where danger lurks both on and off of America’s roadways. Like wow! Ages eight and up will enjoy this fast-paced, historical-fiction chapter book that shares the excitement of a sensational summer.
About the author
“Make the summer scene” in author C.A.Hartnell’s funny, fast-paced, exciting, historical-fiction chapter book, Sinister Summer: Cars, Cruisers, and Close Calls, for readers eight and up. This second volume in the four book series, The 1950s Adventures of Pete and Carol Ann, is inspired by cool places to visit and actual events from Hartnell’s childhood in Southern California. The author spent her grammar school years during the 1950s in El Monte, California, home of American Legion Stadium where rock ‘n’ roll, summer dances, and “cherry” cars thrived and multiplied. She’s the owner of Hawk’s Ride, a 1937 Ford Slantback hot rod with a chopped-top and painted flames. Hartnell is a board member of Big Hearts for Little Hearts Loma Linda Guild at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda, California, and has authored six activity books for them. She’s written articles for the Guild’s newsletter and the hospital’s in-house newspaper, TODAY. Author Hartnell belongs to four writer’s organizations: SCBWI-Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, IBPA-Independent Book Publishers Association, ACWA-American Christian Writers Association, and Writer’s Institute, Inc. She lives with her husband in the Southwest United States and has four grown children who have blessed her with twelve grandchildren. Like Wow! Surf’s up. Hartnell desires to entertain plus encourage readers of all ages who love the excitement and fun of a sensational summer.
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