Hiding Carly is aimed at middle-grade students interested in murder mysteries. Sean Gray, on a quest to find out who murdered his father, a Special Agent with the FBI, discovers information about the new girl in school that brings him to an unexpected discovery of the issues around missing and exploited children.
The book, published by Peak City Publishing was written by South Carolina author, Ann Eisenstein. She has received pre-publication praise for its relevancy to middle-grade students.
"What kids want is a good story – plain and simple, and Ms. Eisenstein has delivered that in Hiding Carly. This fast-moving mix of mystery and action, rich with interesting characters and relationships will have students engaged from page one. Hiding Carly will appeal to middle grade children of all interest and ability levels. Teachers will find it great for book talks, with themes that are universal in scope but relevant to today’s students. Susan E Waites, Educator, and Curriculum Resource Teacher
Eisenstein's writing "evoke[s] the wide span of emotions that run through a sixth grader's mind. She keeps readers in suspense on every page." Joan Y. Edwards, author, motivational speaker and illustrator
“I believe any time you can reach out to young people and impress on them that doing what is right outweighs peer pressure then we need to make efforts toward that end. The FBI's Junior Special Agent - sometimes referred to as “Junior G-men" - Program does just that. After personally coordinating the program I saw such positive changes in many of our youth. In Hiding Carly, the protagonist, Sean, exemplifies the qualities that we see in our Junior Special Agents.” William Malinowski Former (retired) FBI Special Agent
About the Author
Ann Eisenstein, a teacher, psychologist and author, has led a variety of seminars and workshops to assist educators, parents and lay people in working with children and families. She worked with the FBI to write her debut novel, Hiding Carly. As a graduate of the FBI’s Citizen's Academy, she brings real life experience to her fictional work making it an educational read, as well as entertaining. The e-book contains a link to a printable check list for children and parents to review when discussing tips to prevent abduction.
About Peak City Publishing
Peak City Publishing is small publisher in Raleigh, NC. They specialize in children's and adult fiction novels that engage, entertain and educate. As active members of the community they host a variety of outreach programs to reach readers and encourage efforts to improve literacy. Peak City Publishing is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) since 2010 and an approved publisher with the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) organization since 2012.