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“Very enjoyable read. Any fan of Waldameer Park will enjoy it.” - Suzanne


"My kids loved to read a story based on a real location they've visited before! The suspenseful end of each chapter wanted them to keep reading.” - Amanda, parent


Summary: In the summer, Waldameer is like Seth and Julia’s second home. The amusement park provides an unexpected thrill when new construction unearths an old locket near the carousel. Armed with only the locket’s faded black-and-white photo of a young girl, Seth and Julia must track down its owner. Their investigation leads to new friends and new enemies. Like the greedy pickpockets eyeing the locket like hungry sharks. Can Seth and Julia outsmart the bullies on their trail? Do they have the smarts and courage to solve their first case? Find out in this fast-paced mystery about forgiveness and second chances!


Ages: 8-12

Themes: Friendship, Second Chances

Featured Ride: Carousel


About the Series: The Waldameer Mystery Files children's book series, set at Waldameer & Water World in Erie, Pennsylvania, was written with teachers in mind. The children's books teach empathy and diversity by including multicultural characters and immigrant and refugee characters who are learning English. 

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