Mystery at Point Beach

Alien Invasion

Children - Grade 4th-6th
121 Pages
Reviewed on 05/26/2019
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Author Biography

Kate Jungwirth and Debby Erdmann love to camp and tell stories. They decided to write a mystery for young readers with real historical events that takes place at Point Beach State Forest, right here in Manitowoc County. Enjoy reading about Dominic’s adventures while sitting at a campfire!

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Reviewed by Amy Raines for Readers' Favorite

In Mystery at Point Beach: Alien Invasion by Kate Jungwirth and Deborah Ann Erdmann, a small group of mystery-solving kids gets a phone call about the possibility of alien activity. As Dominic, Forest and Sailor find clues that make the mystery much deeper than just a swamp gas problem, another mystery comes up that could be related to their current problems. Ranger Rick has heartily expressed that there are no such things as aliens or UFOs but he goes missing, leaving nothing behind except his walkie-talkie. Are the sightings just swamp gas set off by a meteorite landing in Lake Michigan or are the sightings and green lights really alien activity? Can Dominic and his friends find enough clues to solve the alien mystery and discover where Ranger Rick went before everyone leaves Point Beach?

Mystery at Point Beach: Alien Invasion is a wonderful story with an entertaining plot made up of lights and sightings over Lake Michigan at Point Beach that spark off a fun mystery to unravel. The characters are all well defined with unique personalities that make Mystery At Point Beach a very interesting tale for anyone to read. I recommend this story by Jungwirth and Erdmann to anyone who enjoys a great mystery that does not give away too many clues too early and with a surprise twist that is unexpected. I hope to read more by Jungwirth and Erdmann about Dominic and his friends in adventures like Mystery At Point Beach in the near future.

Debby Erdmann

This is a fun series for the whole family!

Debby Erdmann

Dominic and his friends, Forest and Sailor, head to Point Beach after receiving a disturbing call from the camp hosts. A series of strange, glowing lights in the sky are stirring up rumors of an alien invasion, and a conspiracy theory is well underway.
Only a pair of alien hunters remain at the campground, documenting the bizarre events on their YouTube channel. These sci-fi junkies are the last straw for Ranger Rick who maintains that aliens do not exist, until he’s caught in a paranormal encounter that might change his mind.
With the park dangerously close to becoming a ghost town, it will take supernatural effort by three young detectives to unravel a string of clues and crack the case, as the very existence of Point Beach depends on it.


The series take you on a rollercoaster adventure.

Jenni Vega

I have read all the books in this series. The characters have such unique personalities. I have come to love them, and look forward to reading future books!

Anne Bender

The third in a series of camping mysteries featuring Dominic and his friends, Sailor and Forest, Alien Invasion is a "can't put down" mystery with endearing characters. Although there are certainly many heart-stopping suspenseful moments, there are equally plenty of lighthearted surprises and laughs throughout the story. I thoroughly enjoyed Alien Invasion and can't wait to see what mysteries unravel for Dominic and his friends in future stories.

Haifa Swarka

A story is full of adventure that attracts children to the last line!
Interestingly, it cares about the details that matter to children in their daily lives.
There is an accurate description of the daily events of the main characters in the story, which attracts young readers to the world of these characters and encourages them to read more.
full of adventure and fun!

Beth Lauderdale

Alien Invasion is a lot of fun! I enjoyed the characters and their funny, endearing delivery. The mystery is a great one and will keep you guessing until the end! I love adventure tales and this one brings back memories of camping and having fun in nature. My grandsons love to camp and this book is one I know they will enjoy!

Mary Munsie

Deborah Erdmann and Kate Jungwirth have created another fun adventure in Mystery at Point Beach - Alien Invasion, the third in the series featuring teen amateur detectives Dominic, Forest and Sailor, this time on the trail of alien invaders sighted over Lake Michigan after a meteorite landed in the lake.

They are suspicious of alien hunter Quinn with his own podcast show and a stray creature that Dominic encounters in the woods at night. But when Park Ranger Rick disappears, they shift into high gear and unravel the surprise mystery behind the alien sightings.

Teens and preteens will easily identify with these three friends and their summertime adventure at Point Beach, a fun read for all. 5 STARS!

Sherry Ellis

After a meteor crashes at Lake Michigan, strange things start happening: Odd lights in the sky, an abduction, and the appearance of an unusual creature. People are convinced that aliens have invaded. Teen detectives, Dominic, Sailor, and Forest want to get to the bottom of it all and find out what's really going on.

Mystery at Point Beach is a fun, fast-paced read for kids who enjoy mysteries. The characters are easy to relate to, and the subject matter is sure to hook a reader. After all, who doesn't like reading about UFOs? Recommended for readers in grade 3 and up.


A full moon, a beam of light, and a mysterious cloud that shoots into the heavens leaving behind a curious void. Young readers will be pulled into this humorous, detective book as they follow the protagonist on a quest to unearth the paranormal secrets of a meteor landing in Lake Michigan across from camp at Wisconsin's Point Beach. A light and breezy read for any budding alien conspiracist!