The Case of the Scary Divorce

Pages: 96, Black & white
Size: 6" x 8 1/2"
Age Range: 8-15
Item #: 4414573
ISBN: 978-1-55798-457-9
List Price: $12.95
Copyright: 1997
Format: Softcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

One afternoon, a boy wanders out of his mother's house to mull over his feelings about his parents' recent divorce and to hunt for a valuable item that has vanished. When Jackson Skye, Helping Investigator (as his card says), appears out of the blue, he helps the boy solve the disappearance and establishes a fast friendship.

Professor Skye returns again and again, enlisting his new friend's assistance in resolving other neighborhood mysteries. Meanwhile, the boy learns how to deal with his own difficulties.

Young readers will look forward to each adventure with the mysterious Professor Skye and cheer on his young assistant as he makes one important discovery—and self discovery—after another.

The unexpected arrivals (and disappearances) of Jackson Skye teach children important values without a hardsell approach. In fact, The Case of the Scary Divorce stands by itself as a mystery novel. Kids will be able to relate to the lively situations that pop up in the book, and they will be surprised at how much they learn.


About the Author
Carl E. Pickhardt, PhD, is the author of Parenting the Teenager, Keys to Single Parenting, and From Cell to Society, as well as a graphic artist and psychologist in private practice in Austin, Texas.