Children's Adventure Book
Having a scavenger hunt at the old deserted warehouse is what these city boys want to do more than anything else on their last day of school. These junior high bound boys are looking for more than the normal scavenger hunt. That is what they get when they are led to the junkyard facing the legendary dog! City streets, Graffiti, deserted warehouse, and a creepy old junkyard are all part of what becomes a hunt for the long lost treasure and the legendary dog. The boys find what appear to be a secret code book and a hidden treasure. Realizing the legendary dog is not what it appears to be, the boys soon have an adventure that they will never forget. This hunt in a deserted old junkyard leads these friends to much more than a legendary junkyard dog. Suspense, mystery and friendship are all part of their inner-city adventure.
It had been an interesting year in Mrs. Rollins’ sixth grade class with the six daredevils of Foxboro Elementary school. Pedro, Benny, Eddie, Junior, and the twins—Chris and Mike, all lived in the projects in the city of the Paterson New Jersey. Chris was always looking for an adventure. That is why he was so excited about the last day of school each year. It meant having the scavenger hunt with his friends. It meant exploring something new,something that would be adventurous and challenging! That is exactly what they all looked forward to each year on the final day of school. Chris sat thinking for a moment: This should be the most awesome scavenger hunt out of them all! Last year they went to the suburban mall and hunted all over for superhero items. The year before, they went to the city park and searched for water creatures. They all rolled rocks over to search for crawfish and newts. All the boys went home with soaked sneakers and plenty of mosquito bites. Benny had poison ivy so bad that he walked around covered with pink calamine lotion for two weeks. He ended up with the nickname Pinky. As the bell rang, Chris yelled, “Meet you at the playground!” You could hear the scuffling of sneakers as the children hurried to get out of the classroom. “Have a great summer!’’ Mrs. Rollins called out to her students, as they all hurried out. The halls filled with echoes of excited children. Summer was officially here.