Thursday, August 4, 2016


About the Book:
One day, nine-year-old Charlotte has two surprises—she notices a patch of the forest slowly vanishing and discovers a lost puppy caught in a bramble bush. She rescues it and takes it home. Returning to the woods, she notes the sinking area getting wider and deeper. Her parents and the authorities caution her to stay away, but Charlotte worries the sinking will allow other puppies to escape the kennel and get lost, too. When another puppy escapes and becomes trapped in the now enormous sinkhole, Charlotte can find no one else to help it. As a fierce rainstorm arises, and the fallen tree the pups cling to begins to disappear through the opening at the center of the sinkhole, she realizes it is up to her to save the pups.

Can she rescue the pups and get out herself before the giant sinkhole swallows everything?

Review of CHARLOTTE AND THE MYSTERIOUS VANISHING PLACE by Charles A. Salter Kare Kids Adventures #2

This is a really exciting children's series by an accomplished author, suitable for upper elementary through middle grade readers. (Younger readers may enjoy having the books read to them.) There's plenty of adventure and suspense, including a few heartstopping moments. In CHARLOTTE AND THE MYSTERIOUS VANISHING PLACE, Charlotte, nearly 10, rescues expensive purebred puppies, and in fact, acts to save the neighborhood of her home.


  1. Thank you so much for the excellent review of my new book! Much appreciated! --Charles

  2. Very nice review of my brother's book.
    I reply here not only as the author's sibling, but as a professional librarian for nearly 30 yrs. For part of that career, I evaluated and selected children's books.
    This story, one of two already released and one of the four I've already read in manuscript, is just the type material I wish I'd had available to purchase for our branch library collections back in the time I was doing that selection.
    And for just the reasons you state in your review. Engaging character, facing a perplexing and potentially dangerous situation, and acting responsibly and proactively to help.