Adventures of the Northwoods Series
by Lois Walfrid Johnson - READ MORE
Best-selling novels set in the early 1900's in Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and Michigan, these compelling, historically accurate stories attract reluctant, average, and gifted readers. Both boys and girls identify with characters who face danger and mystery while learning to deal with peer pressure, family relationships, and the need for unconditional love and forgiveness.

"In her Northwoods Adventures, Lois Walfrid Johnson blends regional history, positive values, and engaging characters with mystery to boot. The same blend occurs in the Riverboat series, making the Underground Railroad very real to young readers. Our family gathered around and read each of her books aloud."
— Harvey Stower, Mayor, Amery, Wisconsin
Former State Representative, Wisconsin State Assembly
Books vary in length from 144 to 166 pages
Paperback
List Price:  $8.99 each

The Adventures of the Northwoods Series is also available in sets.
Both sets come in attractive full-color sleeves.

Set 1 — Volumes 1 through 5
ISBN-10: 0-88062-285-7

ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-285-1
List Price $43.99


Set 2 — Volumes 6 through 10
ISBN-10: 0-88062-286-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-286-8
List Price $43.99

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The Disappearing Stranger
Book 1
  
After her Irish father died in a construction accident, Kate O’Connell and her mother were left to struggle alone in the Minneapolis of 1906. Afraid of losing her friends if Mama returned to Sweden, 12-year-old Kate goes to their pastor to pray about getting her mother a new husband. When God answers their prayers, Kate dreads what will happen. Become part of a Swedish family in northwest Wisconsin, a place where her friend Sarah says there are bears? Though Kate had always wanted a sister, what about two brothers? As Kate’s new stepbrother Anders does his best to make her life miserable, strange occurrences become a mystery. Was it just the wind that moved the bushes? What happens on a scary all-alone ride into town? And what does Papa Nordstrom mean when he tells Kate, “You’ll earn your way with Anders”?


ISBN-10: 0-88062-275-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-275-2

The Hidden Message
Book 2
  
In the darkness of a November night, Kate wakens to the murmur of voices. Listening in, she discovers that Papa Nordstrom must leave to work at a logging camp during the worst months of winter. How can the family get along without him? What if something goes wrong? And things do go wrong! What near- disaster happens as Kate tries to cover up what she’s done? Who left the strange message inside the organ, and what do the words mean? Will Kate, Anders, and Erik discover who is responsible for some mysterious disappearances around the community and Windy Hill Farm? And how does Christmas become truly real in Kate’s heart?


ISBN-10: 0-88062-276-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-276-9

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The Creeping Shadows
Book 3
   
The warmth of Christmas Day fades into the dreaded fact that Papa Nordstrom must return to his dangerous work in the logging camp. Then wolves howl at night, and a valuable ring disappears. Unable to make a big payment, Kate’s special friend Josie and her family face the possible loss of their farm. Suspicions point to one person, but is he really guilty? Is it the same person who sneaks into the Windy Hill barn to take Wildfire for nighttime rides? As Anders and Kate try to find the truth, shadowy figures appear. What is real and what is imagination? And how does Kate’s choice change someone else’s life?

   
ISBN-10: 0-88062-277-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-277-6

The Vanishing Footprints
Book 4
    
On a cold January day, Kate walks three miles to pick up her family’s creamery check, but discovers it was stolen the night before. No check means no money—at least for now. When Kate, Anders, and Erik discover some stolen loot, the mystery grows. Boot prints in the snow suddenly vanish, and someone leaves a threatening message. Who can they trust? What hidden danger hides outside the glow of a lantern? Mama says, "God will go with you," but how can Kate and her friends go beyond fear? As a thief appears and disappears, every warning points toward danger! Will Papa make it home through the terrible winter storm? And what will happen to Lars, the younger stepbrother Kate has learned to love?

    
IISBN-10: 0-88062-278-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-278-3

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Trouble at Wild River
Book 5
   
On a cloudless March night, Kate, Anders, and Erik spot a timber swindler, but he gets away from them and Big Gust. Who is the man changing ownership marks on logs? If only Kate and the boys could have seen his face! When Mama receives word that her brother Ben wants to visit, suspicion turns toward him. While living in Sweden, Ben stole money from a shopkeeper, then disappeared without a trace. Now Ben's letter gives them only two days to meet him or he'll leave, never to be seen by the family again. With the help of a Chippewa Indian boy, Kate and Anders race against time. Can they escape danger, find Ben before the sun goes down, and offer Mama's forgiveness?

   
ISBN-10: 0-88062-279-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-279-0

The Mysterious Hideaway
Book 6
    
What secret could be hidden in the one-room schoolhouse at Spirit Lake? From the very first day, the spring term promises to be different from any other in the school's history. First, there's a new student who's older than the teacher. At six feet, three inches tall, he causes a stir with the school children—and the teacher! Next there's the strange sound that both Kate and Erik hear. And then there's Maybelle, Kate's eternal enemy! Can Kate live with courage in spite of being wrongly accused? A series of baffling clues seem to make no sense as she, Anders, and Erik search for answers. Is the only way to solve the mystery under the cover of darkness? Is the only way to solve the mystery under the cover of darkness? And if they solve the mystery will they really help someone?

    
ISBN-10: 0-88062-280-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-280-6

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Grandpa's Stolen Treasure
Book 7
   
Full of anticipation, Kate and her family wait for her grandpa and grandma from Sweden to arrive on the train. When the Blueberry Special comes in, and the last passenger steps from the train, Grandpa and Grandma are nowhere in sight. After Papa Nordstrom leaves to search for them in St. Paul, a telegram arrives in the middle of the night. "We are in Duluth," Grandpa says. "But Mama is lost." Grandma lost? When Kate, Anders, and Erik rush to Duluth, they discover that Grandma is not simply lost—someone has stolen her away! Can the three friends be wise in God's leading and find and rescue Grandma?

   
ISBN-10: 0-88062-281-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-281-3

The Runaway Clown
Book 8
    
The circus is coming with the most daring acts ever performed....and a lot of trouble! The Nordstrom family travels to River Falls, Wisconsin to see the circus and stay with Sarah, Kate’s best friend from Minneapolis. Even Michael Reilly, another of Kate’s friends, will be there. But in the midst of the excitement lurks the dark news of accidents that have followed one of the circus stars, the Great Roberto. Why is someone trying to hurt him? What is the secret of the diamonds? Who is the runaway clown? How does danger follow not only the circus people, but also Kate and Tina? And why does Kate need to make a life-changing choice?

    
ISBN-10: 0-88062-282-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-282-0

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Mystery of the Missing Map
Book 9
   
In the dark of night Kate, Anders, and Erik travel to Michigan to meet Cousin Megan. As the train c lickety-clacks into Copper Country, Kate overhears a whispered conversation about an easy steal, the man who owns the mansion where Megan’s father is caretaker, and a plan involving Anders and Erik. When Kate sees her cousin for the first time they’re like identical twins except for one thing--Megan is blind. As two people lurk in the darkness near the mansion, danger trails the four friends. Can they find the long-lost treasure map in time? Act with courage in spite of fear? Stay ahead of the thieves who also search for silver nuggets from Central Mine? And when rocks fall deep within a copper mine, what becomes the biggest treasure of all?

   
ISBN-10: 0-88062-283-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-283-7

Disaster on Windy Hill
Book 10
    
With reward money in hand, Kate, Anders, and Erik head to a stable to buy a horse for Kate. A beautiful black stallion is for sale, but she discovers she can buy two poorly cared for horses for the price of one, and Kate strikes a deal. While riding home with Windsong and Breeza, Kate and Erik are startled when someone tries to grab Windsong’s bridle. Kate eludes the would-be thief, but she’s frightened. Who would want to steal a scruffy, underfed horse? When Windsong’s lead rope is deliberately untied and the horse disappears, Kate becomes convinced her horse must be more valuable than she first believed. But Kate is also sure she’s made a terrible mistake. Can she ever know the love of God again?

    
ISBN-10: 0-88062-284-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-88062-284-4

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