North Woods Poachers – and More Great Books for Boys

North Woods Poachers (Tweener Press Adventure Series, No. 3)

North Woods Poachers
By Max Elliott Anderson
(Tweener Press)
Teen – YA $10.95
Rating ****

At last I’m beginning to locate some good books for boys and among the very best are those in the Tweener Press Adventure Series by Max Elliott Anderson.

A self-described reluctant reader as a young man, Max Elliott Anderson had a hard time buying into stories about the same two kids saving the world every weekend. In response, he has created a series of mystery/adventure books featuring different characters and new locations for each title. The fact that each book concludes with a Christian message is wonderful bonus parents will applaud and kids will absorb without even noticing.

North Woods Poachers features Andy and C.J. Washburn, young cousins who have come to dread the annual family fishing trip where they are doomed to spend hours each day in a boat with their parents. Andy is determined that this year will be different. Unfortunately his longing for adventure results in much more excitement and adventure than either boy expected.

In the end, the boys discover how much they depend on family and God to guide them and that even a wily fish like Big Wally can teach them a valuable lesson. Highly recommended – for boys (and girls, too) who crave action in their reading.

Other books in the series include: Mountain Cabin Mystery, Big-Rig Rustlers, Long Island Smugglers and Terror and Wolf Lake.


* Good
** Very Good
*** Recommended
**** Reviewer’s Choice


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