At the recommendation of Cindy Rollins at Ordo Amoris here, I ordered in a Stephen Meader book at our library. We read it aloud and really enjoyed it. So I ordered another and now another. Tonight we finished The Fish Hawks Nest. We were only half-way through when we started but it was early and we couldn't find a good stopping place - the adventure had us and we wanted to continue to the end. Our first book by Stephen Meader was Boy With a Pack, and then Lumberjack. I recommend these books. They've all been about boys but we have mostly girls at home now and have still enjoyed the adventures. We'll definitely be looking for more books by this author!