Boisterous Neil and timid Adam, 12-year-old best friends, head off to Camp McAbre for the first time with distinctively different attitudes. Neil is excited by the thought of several days outdoors with a hundred other kids while Adam hates everything about camp except for the presence of attractive schoolmate Ally. Yet as the days go by, Adam becomes a super camper while Neil is dogged by bad luck that puts him in conflict with the creepy camp director, Charles Atrom. A bit of late night sleuthing leads Adam into a series of abandonned mine tunnels and glimpses of a ghost who may be responsible for Adam’s troubles.
Five Star Review on Amazon By Brian Thwaits
What a fun read! Paul Toffanello has written a great book for both young and old alike. The characters are well defined, the mystery is compelling, and the story clips along at an excellent pace. I’m really looking forward to finding out what these kids will get up to as the rest of the series unfolds.
About the Author
Paul J. Toffanello (the “J” is for Joseph) grew up in Timmins, Ontario, a small northern mining town that once held the distinction of being the greatest gold mining town in the world. He grew up in a family of five boys, nearly driving his mother crazy. He now resides in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata with his wife and he has 3 daughters who have inspired him over the years. Paul is crazy about spooky stuff!
Paul majored in English at Carleton University in Ottawa and became a teacher in 1979. He taught elementary school for ten years and secondary school, as an English teacher, for another 5 years before he became a Principal. He eventually retired from the position of Director of Education in northeastern Ontario and spends much of his time reading, writing, and spending as much time as possible with family.