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Salt Water Taffy series

Author/Illustrator: Matthew Loux

Publisher: Oni Press

Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

Special Attractions: Child Lead Characters

Synopsis: Eleven-year-old Jack Putnam and his eight-year-old brother Benny are being dragged against their will on a summer-long vacation with their family. And not to somewhere cool like Disney World, but to a little port town in Maine named Chowder Bay, far away from anyplace fun. But what promises to be a very bleak summer quickly becomes a series of exciting adventures filled with mysterious government agents, grizzled old fishermen, and giant lobsters. Chowder Bay is far from boring—it’s one of the most mysterious places on Earth!

Titles in this series:

The Legend of Old Salty

Salt Water Taffy: A Climb Up Mt. Barnabas

The Truth About Dr. True

Salt Water Taffy: Calderas Revenge Part 1

Salt Water Taffy: Calderas Revenge Part 2

Graphic Classroom review

Publishers Weekly review

School Library Journal review

Teaching Books lessons

Author’s site

Publisher’s series page

Awards: American Library Association YALSA award