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Brian, Josh, and Thomas arrived at Blackstone Cabin with great expectations of fishing and having fun. Now in the midst of a raging storm, and a hooded stranger frantically knocking at their door, the boys desperately wished for Josh’s father, Mr.Joplin, to return to the cabin. Will he return in time to save the boys from danger, or will the boys open the door to the frantic knocking of the hooded stranger outside
Ernestine DaiI is a high school teacher and lives in Maryland. She has taught school for several years and enjoys the wonders and amazement she finds in being around children. The inspiration for writing her book comes from being surrounded with children and knowing their joys, likes, and dislikes. She is the author of two books—Dimples DoGood, and her latest, A Voice in the Night. She likes to read, write, travel and do crossword puzzles.
The kids enjoyed this book more than I did. The plot itself was pretty good, three boys in a cabin, someone knocking on the cabin door in the middle of the night during a storm, a mysterious stranger, a theft and some missing diamonds. But there were parts of the story I did not follow well. I read it to my five and eight year old, and they were eager to read it all, and kept asking me to keep going. But myself... I had to go back and re-read a few parts that I did not completely get the first time. I guess for a kids story it was quite captivating though. One thing I liked about the characters though was that they were brave, compassionate, and trusting of each other. The boys were loyal to their friends. The author also incorporated the idea, that regardless of what kind of home you are brought up in or your circumstances, you can become who you want to be. That is great encouragement for kids now days. Overall, I'd say most kids would enjoy this book.