by Yvonne McCarthy Scorcia
Joey and his brother Billy couldn’t be more different. While Billy finds his adventures in books, Joey is constantly exploring and getting into trouble. In Joey’s Big Adventure, Joey’s curiosity and persistence finally pay off. While Billy and their friends are happy with spending their summer fishing, exploring the woods, and building a clubhouse, Joey is drawn to a strange little house on the property of Mr. Miller. Why is the grumpy old man always chasing the over-active imagination suggests many answers, but none is more dangerous than the truth behind the mysterious lights he sees shining in the windows of the little house. While investigating Joey’s Big Adventure, the boys help to capture fugitive bank robbers and learn an important lesson of friendship and loyalty.
About the Author: Yvonne McCarthy Scorcia is a native of New Orleans and currently resides in Howard Beach, New York, with her husband, Joseph. She has raised six children of her own and, now retired, enjoys spending her time with her thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Ms. Scorcia, also the author of Cindy Goes to Camp, says that her tales for children are the result of her great love for writing and her understanding of the need for stories that appeal to young readers.
(2002, paperback, 64 pages)