Summary: After a masked figure scares Seth and Julia in the Whacky Shack, strange things start happening. Some say the ride is haunted by an angry ghost. Who is causing all the trouble? Is this related to the award ceremony happening in a few days? From the ambitious journalist to the pushy salespeople, there is no shortage of suspects. Join Seth, Julia, Tyren, and Semira as they race to protect one of Waldameer's most beloved rides!


Ages: 7-11

Themes: Teamwork, Integrity

Character Spotlight: Semira, an Ethiopian refugee

Featured Ride: The Whacky Shack


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 #2: The Sneaky Sabotage

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