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The Shoebox Kids 12 - The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse



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By Grant Perdew, Jerry D. Thomas, Suzanne Perdew

ISBN: 0816318190 | 96 pages | Pacific Press Publishing Association | Copyright 2001

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A Tombstone, a lighthouse and a life-changing secret

The Vargas’s family vacation at the beach takes a turn for the mysterious when Chris and Maria discover a group of gravestones at the top of a small sand dune. Who was Charles Perkins? And what did the inscription on his gravestone mean? An abandoned lighthouse holds the key to the mystery, but Chris nearly breaks his neck after ignoring his father’s warnings and climbing the lighthouse tower steps that collapse beneath him.

The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse is full of surprises and lessons in trust as two of the Shoebox Kids dodge "sneaker" waves, follow clues to a hidden treasure, and finally uncover Charles Perkins’ life-changing secret. A secret that changes Chris as well.

#12 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

The Shoebox Kids 12 - The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse

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  • The Shoebox Kids 12 - The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse

A Tombstone, a lighthouse and a life-changing secret

The Vargas’s family vacation at the beach takes a turn for the mysterious when Chris and Maria discover a group of gravestones at the top of a small sand dune. Who was Charles Perkins? And what did the inscription on his gravestone mean? An abandoned lighthouse holds the key to the mystery, but Chris nearly breaks his neck after ignoring his father’s warnings and climbing the lighthouse tower steps that collapse beneath him.

The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse is full of surprises and lessons in trust as two of the Shoebox Kids dodge "sneaker" waves, follow clues to a hidden treasure, and finally uncover Charles Perkins’ life-changing secret. A secret that changes Chris as well.

#12 in the Shoebox Kids mystery series.

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Author Grant Perdew, Suzanne Perdew, Jerry D. Thomas
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Language ENG
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Title Alpha Shoebox Kids 12 - The Mystery of the Abandoned Lighthouse
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AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Grant Perdew


Grant Perdew

 
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Jerry D. Thomas


Jerry D. Thomas grew up on a farm in East Texas, the middle of five children born to Pastor and Mrs. Hagar Thomas. He graduated from Valley Grande Academy in Weslaco, Texas, and married Kitty Barron, daughter of Evangelist Dick and Jeanne Barron, shortly thereafter. Together they attended Southwestern Adventist University and began a family. After the birth of their first two children—Jon and Jennifer—Jerry graduated with a B.A. in Theology from SWAU. The family moved to Berrien Springs, Michigan, to attend the SDA Theological Seminary at Andrews University, and there their third child, Jeremy, was born. A year later, they accepted a call to pastor and teach at Highland View Academy in Hagerstown, Maryland.During the six years he taught religion and pastored there, Jerry finished a master’s degree in religious education at Andrews University. He also began his writing career, with stories and articles published in Guide, Insight, the Adventist Review, and the Journal of Adventist Education.In 1991, Jerry accepted a call to Pacific Press as an assistant book editor. The next year, he wrote the first of his beloved Detective Zack books and began his successful career as a book author. In 1994, he became the book editor for Pacific Press, a position he held until 2002.Today, Jerry is the author of more than 30 books and hundreds of stories. His books, which have sold more than one million copies, are being read around the world in ten different languages. With his Detective Zack, Shoebox Kids, Great Stories for Kids, Mixed-up Max, and What We Believe books, Jerry has written more for children than anyone in Adventist history.In 2001, Jerry took on the biggest challenge of his writing career. With the support of the White Estate, he adapted The Desire of Ages, the Ellen White classic on the life of Jesus, into modern, simpler English. Messiah has been a best-selling book since it was released in 2002 and it continues to help readers see Jesus more clearly. His adaptation of Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, called Blessings, was released in 2009.After serving as communication director for the Southwestern Union and editor of the Southwestern Union Record for five years, Jerry returned to Pacific Press as vice-president for product development in 2008. He and Kitty live in Nampa, Idaho.
 
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY:

Suzanne Perdew


"As far back as I can remember, I've been creating things with words," says Suzanne Perdew, "--stories, poems, skits, plays and more. It's one of the ways I entertained myself while growing up in a small town on the Oregon coast."

In high school, Suzanne edited the newspaper, later attended Walla Walla College, and eventually graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Communications.

Suzanne's career path has been varied but has usually included some aspect of creativity and writing. The path has included developing a new magazine for a dental manufacturer, writing ad copy for a variety of products, serving as assistant editor of Guide magazine, and being the managing editor of Kids' Stuff. More recently, she's written and produced several Children Worship Festivals, Christmas programs, and short skits. She's been published in Message, Insight, Children's Ministry, Group, Primary Treasure, Cornerstone Connections and others.

The last twelve years Suzanne's main focus has been as "Mom" to her two children, Becky, 12, and Grant 9. Her family enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach, and sharing their log home with others.

"In most that I have written and created, it has been my goal, to make Jesus more real to both kids and parents, and to come up with new ways of presenting old ideas or stories. And I always like to encourage people, of all ages, to use their imaginations and let their creative juices flow!"

Commenting on how mother and son came to write a book together, Suzanne says, "Grant was already a fan of The Shoebox Kids books. After reading several of the books and noticing that they were written by different authors, I came up with the idea of the two of us collaborating on a book of the series. As Grant is homeschooled, it was a great learning opportunity for both of us.

"Grant helped determine what characters to use and what the theme would be. We worked together brainstorming different situations and ideas to include. We were both thrilled when our idea was accepted and we were on our way to having a book published!"

Grant Perdew was born in Washington State on January 21, 1992 to Suzanne and Frank, proud parents! But he has lived most of his life in Eugene, Oregon. Grant enjoys drawing, writing, eating, sledding, playing, watching movies, going on the computer, typing on his typewriter, going to the Mall, listening to tapes, reading, tennis, hiking, and um . . . ah! Being alive!

His favorite food is bean burritos! His favorite videos are Ben Hur, Star Wars Episode I, and Larry Boy and the Rumor Weed! His favorite color is blue, and his favorite thing to draw is Veggie Tales and 3-2-1 Penguins!