Title: Maddie & Mook and the Message in the Bottle
Genre: Middle Grade
Twelve year old Maddie is a dreamer. Throughout the day she dreams of the ‘far away’ places her photographer mom gets to visit and take pictures of. She is a smart young lady that fills her need to explore by searching the beach near her house, with her crazy little puppy Mook. The note in the bottle floods her mind with thoughts of who wrote the note? Where did the bottle come from? What do the initials on the note mean?
Maddie searches, with the help of her mom and the companionship of Mook, for the place the old bottle came from. The internet and detective work help the team decipher the message. They start on an adventure that takes them across the ocean and down into the tropical islands of the Caribbean. Maddie and Mook are on a quest to find the writer of the message in the bottle, but first they must find island where the mysterious bottle started its’ journey.