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Deer Island Mystery

by (author) Don Kelly

Chocolate River Publishing
Initial publish date
Jun 2017
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2017
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Jamie's heritage project on Captain Nehemiah Butler quickly turns into a search for buried treasure, and he and his friends have to draw on their deductive, orientation, and science skills to find it. Tension mounts when an important clue goes missing at school. Will someone else beat them to the treasure? This mystery read for ages 9-12 is set on New Brunswick's Deer Island.

About the author

Don Kelly is a retired science teacher, outdoor education coordinator, and science consultant from Oromocto, New Brunswick.His two previous books--Mary Lou's New Telescope and Le Nouveau Telescope de Chloe--were selected by Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk during his 6 month stay aboard the ISS. The RASC is exploring the claim that these two books may be the longest travelled children's books in the history of publishing, having travelled 12.5 million kilometres.

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Editorial Reviews

Author Don Kelly's interests in geology, astronomy and orienteering feature as strong themes as Jamie and his friends work together to uncover the mystery.

Canadian Materials Magazine (Winnipeg, MB)

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