Summary: Seth and Julia Ambrose practically live at Waldameer, the local amusement park. While showing their friends Tyren and Anh around, they find an old locket near the carousel. Where did the locket come from? How long has it been lost? But most importantly, whose is it? Follow Seth, Julia, Tyren, and Anh as they search for clues, outsmart bullies, and make unexpected friendships in their first Waldameer mystery!


Ages: 7-11

Themes: Friendship, Second Chances

Character Spotlight: Anh, a Vietnamese immigrant

Featured Ride: Carousel


About the Series: The Waldameer Mystery Files children's book series, set at Waldameer & Water World in Erie, Pennsylvania, was written with teachers in mind. The children's books teach empathy and diversity by including multicultural characters and immigrant and refugee characters who are learning English. Teachers can use the Waldameer Mystery Files children's books for their classroom library, or teachers can read the books with their class using the Discussion Question & Activity Guide provided. All the lesson planning is already done!

Waldameer Mystery Files #1: The Long-Lost Locket