The adventuresome 12-year-old Josh Ladd is unknowingly plunged into danger when his father accepts a confidential magazine assignment to Hawaii and takes his family along. Shortly after arriving in Honolulu, the family’s hotel room is burglarized and Mr. Ladd’s secret map with directions to priceless Hawaiian artifacts is stolen.
Mr. Ladd is desperate to recover the map so he can complete his assignment. Josh is eager to help, but his father refuses, warning that it’s too risky because a mysterious stranger is involved. Well-meaning Josh disobeys and persuades two young friends to join him in the search. Following a series of clues and high adventures, the boys eventually end up in a watery pit surrounded on three sides by steep volcanic cliffs. That’s when the boys realize that the pit is filled with sharks – and there’s no way out.
The Ladd Family series is a Christian-based adventure series enjoyed by youth ages 8 to 12. The action-packed adventures are ideal for boys and reluctant readers. Includes a glossary of words for vocabulary development.
Secret of the Shark Pit - Book 1
Publisher: Mott Media
Format: Paperback Book
Author: Lee Roddy
Grade: 3, 4, 5, 6
Topic: Reading - Youth Fiction