December 9, 2012

The Water Castle

cover image of The Water Castle
Megan Blakemore

Ephraim Appledore-Smith is eleven years old when his father suffers a stroke and his family must move from Massachusetts to his mother’s ancestral home in Crystal Springs, Maine. The home is known as the Water Castle, named for the healing powers of the spring water on the property. Ephraim is convinced his father will be healed if he can find the magical water. With his new friends and siblings he discovers secret rooms and staircases in the Water Castle. During their explorations the kids uncover scientific research and references to famous scientists of past generations. Readers will find a sense of wonder and discovery in this well-crafted mystery. Ages 9-12