Celtic Run & Chicago Bound | Middle Grade Mysteries

Celtic Run A Jake McGreevy Novel  book cover for middle grade Spanish Armada treasure hunt mystery

CELTIC RUN

$9.95 (Paperback)
$4.99 (eBook)
$4.99 (Audiobook)

160 pages
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Size: 5.25 x 8 inches
ISBN-13: 
Paperback: 978-0-9624166-9-9
epub: 978-0-9624166-7-5
mobi: 978-0-9624166-8-2 
BISAC category: Juvenile Fiction/Mysteries & Detective Stories


A Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient

A Benjamin Franklin Awards Silver Winner


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The Adventure Begins . . . on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland! Jake, a 14-year-old gadget whiz, didn’t plan on a summer full of treasure, thieves, and danger. He just got lucky. While in Ireland on a class trip, Jake stumbles upon the first clue to a treasure missing from the Spanish Armada. Jake sees the riches as his chance to buy back the family sailboat and restore a piece of the life he enjoyed before his father was critically injured in an accident. Desperate to find the treasure, Jake teams up with Zach, his nemesis and class bully, and two girls in a clue-hunting chase across the Dingle Peninsula. Dodging would-be thieves, exchanging wisecracks with Zach, and concocting ingenious devices to get them out of scrapes, Jake leads the team as they connect piece after piece to the more than 400-year-old mystery.

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Reviews & Awards

Kirkus Reviews

“[In] Vogel’s debut middle-grade adventure story, classmates Jake, Julie, and Zach follow centuries-old clues while on a school trip to Ireland. . . . The story focuses primarily on Jake and his jury-rigged inventions . . . and his inner dialogue provides a good source of humor throughout. A fun . . . kid’s caper.”

Midwest Book Review

"Romance, danger, intrigue, and personality clashes between peers — all make Celtic Run a vivid coming-of-age novel. . . . a memorable adventure story." —Diane Donovan

Readers' Favorite

"Celtic Run by Sean Vogel is a fast-paced, action-filled coming-of-age novel in which Jake, a smart but undersized eighth grader, goes on a trip to Ireland with his arch-rival Zach and discovers much more than his Irish roots." —Kayti Nika Raet

Book Awards

Benajmin Franklin Silver Award Medal for Celtic Run A Jake McGreevy Middle Grade Novel

The Benjamin Franklin Award

Silver Winner

Mom's Choice Gold Recipient Medal for Celtic Run A Jake McGreevy Middle Grade Novel

Mom's Choice Awards

A Gold Recipient

Chicago Bound Jake McGreevy Novel cover for middle grade mystery about missing Cassatt masterpiece

CHICAGO BOUND

$9.95 (Paperback)
​$4.99 (eBook)

176 pages
Age Range: 10 & up
Size: 5.25 x 8 inches 
ISBN-13: 
978-0-9850814-5-4 (paperback) 
978-0-9850814-6-1 (epub) 
978-0-9850814-7-8 (mobi)
BISAC category: Juvenile Fiction/Mysteries & Detective Stories

​Cover painting: A River Runs Through It (2) by J LOREN REEDY 


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A Kirkus Indie Book of the Month selection (March 2014) 

A Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient

It's one of the great mysteries of the art world: Whatever happened to Modern Woman, the massive three-panel mural created by Impressionist Mary Cassatt? Millions admired Cassatt's mural at the 1893 World's Fair, but then somehow, nineteen years after the fair closed, her painting disappeared.  
 

Chicago Bound, written by Sean Vogel, is book two in the Jake McGreevy middle-grade series. It follows the story of four talented and tenacious kids trying to determine why Jake's mother died in Chicago thirteen years earlier. Was it really an accident? Ms. McGreevy had been an expert hired by the Chicago Art Institute to verify whether a recently discovered mural was, in fact, the Cassatt mural that was displayed at the 1893 World's Fair.


Using Jake's mother's journal, hidden messages, the library, and plenty of gadgets, the four resourceful friends must outfox several nefarious characters who do know, in fact, the truth about the mural and Ms. McGreevy's demise.


For more information about the real-life missing masterpiece by Mary Cassatt, watch our video and visit lostcassatt.com!

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Reviews & Awards

Kirkus Reviews

“A rollicking, fun mystery with a young, charismatic hero.”

Sally Webster

"Chicago Bound is loving and eventful, and most of all a great read." —Sally Webster, author of Eve’s Daughter: Modern Woman, a Mural by Mary Cassatt

Readers' Favorite

​"Art, mystery, music, humor and adventure — Chicago Bound has it all​. . . . This is a grand read . . ." —Jack Magnus

Midwest Book Review

"Like a compelling musical piece, Chicago Bound opens with an interesting promise of mystery and moves quickly and solidly to a crescendo of cat-and-mouse moves between Jake and his friends and unknown assailants who are committed to hiding the truth.


"Readers will be fascinated to the end – and surprised by an ending which blends an art history investigation, a mother and son’s lasting connections, and commitments between good friends." —Diane Donovan

MartysReads

"Triumphant and touching"

Book Awards

Mom's Choice Awards Gold Recipient medal for Chicago Bound A Jake McGreevy Middle Grade Novel

Mom's Choice Awards

A Gold Recipient

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