Midnight Mission

An Eco Avengers Mystery

Children - Mystery
130 Pages
Reviewed on 07/22/2020
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Author Biography

Dawn Wynne is an Amazon Children's Best Seller. She is also an award-winning educator with more than 15 years experience teaching students from kindergarten through high school. She was recognized and honored with the "Teacher of the Year" award and the "Superintendent's Award" for her teaching excellence. She has appeared in many television shows including General Hospital, Renegade, and Nightman. Wynne's short film, "Stalkers," won numerous awards, including the Audience Choice selection at the Palm Springs and Sarasota Film Festivals. Her first book, "I Remember When," is an Indie Excellence Finalist. "Earth Remembers When" has earned the Readers' Favorite Silver Award for best concept book and the Living Now Award for best children's picture book. "The Miracle Mitzvah Moose" earned an honorable mention award for picture books. In addition, Dawn is a certified Health Coach and embarking on educating children and families about healthy lifestyles.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Frankie’s a black and white cat; Mindy’s a three colored Australian Shepherd and Jagger is a raccoon. Best friends, they belong to everyone in the suburban neighborhood of Blue Hills and to no one. The threesome scavenges their meals from various members of the community and pays their dues by keeping the neighborhood safe. They were trolling the neighborhood one night when they stumbled upon a lost baby sea turtle. It’s the cockroach noises that attract the trio. The trio decides they must help the sea turtle, whom they name Shelly, find her way home. It becomes a nightly adventure, but in the process, they are able to sort out an eco-problem as well and eradicate a threat to the sea turtles’ nesting grounds.

Dawn Wynne’s early chapter novel, Midnight Mission: An Eco Avengers Mystery, presents three unlikely animal friends who are avid detectives. As the three main characters solve their mystery, they share a rapport of amusing dialogue which will definitely appeal to young readers as it ‘speaks their language’. The characters are well developed for this age of reading level and quirky in their own unique ways. The plot develops with excitement and humor as the threesome solves the mystery and helps the sea turtle find her way home. There is also an interesting addition to this story in the facts shared subtly within the story (and in more detail at the end) about sea turtles and how to protect them. A grand, fun adventure with lessons to learn.