Willow Creek has a secret, which is carefully contained within the town's limits for fear of it leaking to big-city newspapers. They couldn't bear it if anyone found out about Henry Fickle. Supposedly, Ralph Picit, the mailman, had delivered a large package to Fickle's house, and nobody had seen or heard of Fickle since. He had vanished mysteriously, leaving no trace of what happened. But this baffling confection of a story begins to unfold when five kids team together on a dazzling and delightful adventure in search of Fickle and his laboratory. In this engaging page-turner, they discover not only a note written in emerald-green ink, an ancient scroll, and the unveiling of Fickle's brilliant inventions, but an incredible challenge that's been waiting for them ? if they accept the offer.
About the Author:
Michele Mack is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators. She lives in Pennsylvania and is currently working on the next book in the trilogy, which promises to be even more riveting than the first ...
This is a chapter book with black and white spot illustrations by James.
Pub. date: Sept. 15, 2004 ISBN: 0-9667747-1-X
Hardcover 114 pages, 1 color cover & 12 B/W watercolor illustrations
Size: 6x9 inches