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The Sea Island's Secret: A Delta & Jax Mystery

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A fistful of bones and a mysterious treasure hunt--not quite what twelve-year-old Chicagoan Delta Wells is expecting when she arrives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, to visit her grandparents for the summer! But when Pops tells her that his beloved Island History Museum may be demolished to make room for a golf resort, Delta visits the museum property and discovers ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published July 31st 2019 by University of South Carolina Press
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Kailey (Luminous Libro)
Delta and her little brother, Jax, are visiting their grandfather on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina for the summer. Their grandfather, Pops, runs a local history museum that is losing its funding, and Delta and Jax want to help save the museum. They discover a skeleton from the Civil War, and launch a treasure hunt for the missing "Jasper's Gems" with the help of a ghostly presence that seems to guide them.

I enjoyed this story because of the rich history and the Southern culture. Many of t
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Susan Diamond Riley
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From the publisher: A fistful of bones and a mysterious treasure hunt--not quite what twelve-year-old Chicagoan Delta Wells is expecting when she arrives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, to visit her grandparents for the summer! But when Pops tells her that his beloved Island History Museum may be demolished to make room for a golf resort, Delta visits the museum property and discovers a skeleton hidden in the marsh. The bones and a long
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Anne Gerth
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fun book for all ages. I bought this book for our grandson but decided to read it first. I loved it. If you love Hilton Head Island and you are fascinated by Civil War history, this is the book for you. All the years we vacationed on HHI, I never realized how much history this island holds. It was very important during the Civil War, and there are remains of forts all around the island. The author really did her research and has woven Civil War facts in with the adventure. The characters ore o ...more
Jeannie Chambers
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved the adventure of Delta and Jax; these two have every bit of the same tenacity as Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird.

The banter between the siblings is very true to form, and their inquisitiveness is contagious.

The Civil War history tied in with the Hunley was just enough history to pique someone’s interest. I’d love to visit the museum in Charleston.

Great book- I’ll recommend to others- children AND adults.
Nancy
Feb 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
An excellent adventure for young adults. Very well researched and wonderful characters
Avary Doubleday
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenile, hilton-head
A well-constructed story that teaches some Hilton Head Island history along the way.
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