Meet the Author, Jess Rinker: The Hike to Home (7/5 Macmillan)
In this fun middle grade adventure, a young girl and her two new friends brave the wilderness to find a castle, prove a local legend, and discover the true meaning of home.
- This end-of-the-school-year adventure feels as freeing and adventurous as summer vacation itself!
- For lovers of puzzles and wilderness survival, this story features popular elements of classic middle-grade fiction that will appeal to all.
- The story has powerful themes of teamwork, friendship, family, perseverance, and being yourself and respecting the individualism of others.
- This is a standalone, with a satisfying ending that fully ties up the mystery and adventure.
Jess Rinker always wanted to find treasure as a child. In the woods or on the beach, she was always hunting for something, and when she first visited the Outer Banks of North Carolina at fourteen, she discovered the incredible history there was a treasure in itself. She could never be a pirate because she gets seasick, but writing about pirates has been quite fun. She’s now a children’s author and writing teacher, and she still searches for treasures. She is the author of Gloria Takes a Stand, The Dare Sisters and The Dare Sisters: Shipwrecked.