Kick the Can
Try turning the clock back two generations in time and experience the sweltering summer of fourteen-year-old Dalan Dawson-the new kid in town-as he meets the new neighborhood kids in the dusty, small, cotton-farming town of Coolidge, Arizona. His boring summer turns very interesting when Dalan first lays eyes on the brown-eyed, dark-haired Marie Palermo. She is special from his first shy glimpse of the sassy, rich, and very smart girl. Over the next few days, she leads him into an excitement-filled world of ancient intrigue when she invites him to help her explore a newly-uncovered desert cave that lies beneath the ruins of an ancient Anasazi village. From the action of the neighborhood kids' street game-kick the can-to the ancient spiderweb-filled caverns with their long-forgotten treasures, the two teens are caught up in mysteries, muggings, and murders. Who killed the town's high school hero, and who abandoned the three-hundred-year-old Spanish padre and his jewel-encrusted, gold cross? Dalan and Marie's story seems too bizarre to be true - or maybe not.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
About the Author
Anasazi bike Billy Billy’s binoculars boss Boyd boys brother can’t Candy Casa Grande cave corn dog couple dad’s Daddy Dalan and Marie Dalan asked dark Dawson dollars door eyes feet flashlight Fred Fred’s front garage Gina girl gold cross gone Grimes gunny sack hadn’t hand Harvey Harvey’s He’s head heard hiding hot rod Ian’s inside kick kids kitchen Kristen Laura lawn light looked Marie’s minutes Miss Linger museum never night nodded Officer Roberts parents park Plymouth Belvedere police pool house porch pots pretty pulled road scorpions Scotty shoulder sitting smile sound started stopped street games sure swimming talk tell thing thought told took town train station truck trying tumbleweeds turned voice wait walked wasn’t watched What’s woman won’t yard yelled