Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer
The Midwest Book Review calls Striker Jones a "fun and rollicking series" with "effortless teaching of both cooperation values and basic economics."
Someone is firing arrows in the dead of night. Two campers hide a mysterious past. And is it a friend or foe who sabotages the dance decorations? These are just a few of the mysteries facing Striker Jones when he and his friends go to summer camp! More
Award-Winning Finalist in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards, Children's Fiction Category
Someone is firing arrows in the dead of night. Two campers hide a mysterious past. And is it a friend or foe who sabotages the dance decorations?
These are just a few of the mysteries facing Striker Jones when he and his friends go to summer camp!
Join Striker, Bill, Sheila, and Amy as they face water balloon wars, sports and arts competitions, talent shows, and ten new, exciting mysteries. And as always, learn some economics along the way!
Praise for Maggie M. Larche
"'Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer' is the latest title in a middle grade mystery/econ -short story- collection series. Here are ten absolutely riveting chapter mysteries with economics related themes about Striker, Bill, Sheila, and Amy as they throw down an exciting series of mysterious challenges at summer camp. At the end of every action packed chapter, there is a telling question which summarizes the economic and mystery-related implications in the story. In case of brain drain or brain freeze, a handy solution summary follows, with, generally, a happy ending. Once again creative author Maggie Larche proves that middle grade readers (and younger) are up to solving mysteries, analyzing economics, and picking up on clues in a fun and rollicking series that has some heart and group ethics at the core of the story. 'Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer' is a candidate for further awards in its effortless teaching of both excellent cooperation values and basic economics. It is also ideal summer reading for young adults, since the separate but related chapter mysteries stand alone as well as together."
- Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch
"Money is numbers and numbers are confusing. 'Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives' is a guide to the simple ideas of economics for younger readers to understand as Maggie Larche offers many mysteries to come together for younger readers to learn about real applications to math with fun problems to work through. "Striker Jones" is a thoughtful delve into economics and short fiction, a top pick for younger readers."
- Midwest Book Review
"Striker Jones is an excellent text for older elementary students beginning to grasp more and more complicated economic concepts.... And Striker Jones himself is a character readers will be bound to love."
- Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children