2018 Green Earth Book National Short List Recipient
The boys are down in the dumpsliterally! Someone is dumping trash on the Wilder Family Campground's property. It's bad for the campground, and bad for the wildlife there, too. When Cooper Wilder and his friends, Packrat and Roy, find a fox in the woods with its head stuck in a jar, they know it's time to investigate. But when the boys start digging, they stumble headlong into the path of a garbage truck, an abandoned cellar hole, and a black bear looking for its cub. Tamra Wight keeps the adventures coming in Book 4 of the award-winning Cooper & Packrat series.
About the Author
Tamra Wight lives in Poland, Maine, where she runs the Poland Spring Campground with her husband and two children. During the school year, she works as a teaching assistant at Whittier Middle School. She is the author of the Cooper & Packrat Mystery Series books, Mystery on Pine Lake, Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest, Mystery of the Missing Fox, and Mystery of the Bear Cub. She is also the author of the picture book, The Three Grumpies. When Tamra isn't writing, she enjoys wildlife watching, hiking, geo-caching, kayaking, power-walking, and snowshoeing.
Carl DiRocco is a graduate of the New England School of Art & Design. He is the illustrator of Mystery on Pine Lake, Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest, Mystery of the Missing Fox, and Mystery of the Bear Cub, the four books in the Cooper & Packrat Mystery adventure series, as well as Dear Big, Mean, Ugly Monster (a Minnesota Humanities Book Award Finalist), and Our Principal Promised to Kiss a Pig (a Children’s Choice Selection). Carl lives in Reading, Massachusetts, and loves to camp with his wife and three sons.