The Adirondack Kids®

WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE for the best-selling regional book series,

The Adirondack Kids®, by award-winning authors, JUSTIN & GARY VANRIPER

 

The books

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The Adirondack Kids® #1

When an uncommon pair of Common Loons takes up residence on the lake, three best friends (The Adirondack Kids) will do all they can to protect them.

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The Adirondack Kids® #2 – Rescue on Bald Mountain

Two best friends (The Adirondack Kids) try to help another overcome his fear of heights by climbing a mountain.

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The Adirondack Kids® #3 – The Lost Lighthouse

When a sudden and violent storm chases the trio of best friends (The Adirondack Kids) in a boat off the lake, they enter an unfamiliar forest that has harbored a secret for more than 100 years.

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The Adirondack Kids® #4 – The Great Train Robbery

Three best friends (The Adirondack Kids) find themselves as reluctant detectives when a fake train robbery intended to be entertainment for tourists becomes the real thing.

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The Adirondack Kids® #5 – Islands in the Sky

(1st place 2004-2005 for best children’s book: Adirondack Center for Writing Awards)

While three best friends (The Adirondack Kids) are on a quest to summit their first Adirondack high peak, one of those friend’s pet cat is having her own unintended tour of the entire Adirondack Park.

 

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The Adirondack Kids® #6 – The Secret of the Skeleton Key

The discovery of a skeleton key in a bottle floating on the surface of the lake leads the Adirondack Kids to unlock an old camp mystery.

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The Adirondack Kids® #7 – Mystery of the Missing Moose

A local newspaper is offering a cash prize for a photograph of an elusive moose. The Adirondack Kids are led into a series of encounters with wildlife as they search to find it.

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The Adirondack Kids® #8 – Escape from Black Bear Mountain

The Adirondack Kids approach a harrowing scene involving what appears to be the serious plight of a young boy their age and are unaware they have stumbled onto a movie set.

 

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The Adirondack Kids® #9 – Legend of the Lake Monster

The Adirondack Kids seek an encounter with Champ – the Loch Ness Monster of American folklore.

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The Adirondack Kids® #10 – The Final Daze of Summer

A ‘Rare Bird Alert’ causes The Adirondack Kids to investigate the waters and shoreline of the lake while avoiding a reportedly prowling black bear.

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The Adirondack Kids® #11 – The Fall of Fort Ticonderoga

The Adirondack Kids inspire their community to produce a reenactment of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys and their capture of Fort Ticonderoga.

 

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The Adirondack Kids® #12 – The Pond Hockey Challenge

One of the Adirondack Kids volunteers her two inexperienced friends to join her in a pond hockey showdown with a powerful rival from a neighboring hamlet.

The Adirondack Kids® #13 – The Carousel Case, The Bicycle Race & The Blackfly Bad Guy

Everywhere throughout the region there are reports of Black Fly artifacts gone missing. Three best friends (The Adirondack Kids) solve the mystery.

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The Adirondack Kids® #14 – Journey into the Land of MakeBelieve

When The Adirondack Kids learn about a historic park for children that was finally swept away by years of flooding, they decide to create their own.

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The Adirondack Kids® #15 – Mystery Under the Midnight Moon – A Collection of Short Stories

Five short stories involving the Adirondack Kids in various adventures including a missing cat, a lost ring, not-so-secret fears, maturing friendships and the introduction of a bright and inquisitive new character into the already close-knit circle of friends.

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The Adirondack Kids® #16 – The Outlaws of Cascade Falls

The Adirondack Kids have heard there is an old safe abandoned somewhere along a trail in the deep woods and make it their mission to find it. What they don’t expect to find are giant footprints ten times the size of their own.

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The Adirondack Kids® #17 – Spies on Castle Rock & the Secrets of the Secret Code

The Adirondack Kids form a team and plot a strategy to win a geocache competition that does not allow the use of any modern technology. It doesn’t take them long to discover not everyone plays by the rules.