Bass Lake Bunch: The Hideout at the Abandoned Fish Hatchery

Leslie J. May and Charles R. Ratliff cratliff@knox.k12.in.us 1340473966651

YOUNG ADULT

2000s

Leslie J. May and Charles R. Ratliff

Logline

While stopped at a gas station in a small town in Indiana, orphans Brianne and Kevin escape the custody of a social worker while being taken to a group home in Indianapolis. The siblings set out looking for a long lost aunt they hope to find at a place called Bass Lake. Along the way the two of them meet three boys, best friends, who help them search for their family member. The five young people hide out at an abandoned fish hatchery near the lake and help the orphans keep from being discovered. In the process, this bunch sets into motion events that draw a lake community together. Find out what adventures await The Bass Lake Bunch in this, their first adventure that brings them together and makes them the best of friends.

Genre

Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Bass Lake, near Knox, Indiana

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2009

Starting Description

Two orphans, a sister and brother, run away to a place called Bass Lake. Three friends are spending their summer at Bass Lake with their families. The friends meet the orphans, help them hide out and search for the missing relative. A not-so-nice investigator is searching for the missing orphans.

Ending Description

The three friends hide out with the orphans. They evade the investigator and interview "old timers" to find the aunt. The families realize the boys are missing and begin a search. The investigator chases the five friends straight into a community meeting. The orphans discover who their aunt is.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Brianne Hastings is a take-charge kind of girl. After the death of her parents, she looks out for her younger brother.

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Empathetic, Leader, Perseverance, Adventurous, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Jackson Hall is the leader of the three friends. He's smart and decisive. Intelligent and helpful.

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Perseverance, Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Sam Sommers

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Patrick Dillon

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass

Logline

While stopped at a gas station in a small town in Indiana, orphans Brianne and Kevin escape the custody of a social worker while being taken to a group home in Indianapolis. The siblings set out looking for a long lost aunt they hope to find at a place called Bass Lake. Along the way the two of them meet three boys, best friends, who help them search for their family member. The five young people hide out at an abandoned fish hatchery near the lake and help the orphans keep from being discovered. In the process, this bunch sets into motion events that draw a lake community together. Find out what adventures await The Bass Lake Bunch in this, their first adventure that brings them together and makes them the best of friends.

Short Summary

Two orphans, a sister and brother, run away to a place called Bass Lake. Three friends are spending their summer at Bass Lake with their families. The friends meet the orphans, help them hide out and search for the missing relative. A not-so-nice investigator is searching for the missing orphans.


The three friends hide out with the orphans. They evade the investigator and interview "old timers" to find the aunt. The families realize the boys are missing and begin a search. The investigator chases the five friends straight into a community meeting. The orphans discover who their aunt is.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest

Characters

Main Character

Name: Brianne Hastings is a take-charge kind of girl. After the death of her parents, she looks out for her younger brother.

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Empathetic, Leader, Perseverance, Adventurous, Confident

Character 1

Name: Jackson Hall is the leader of the three friends. He's smart and decisive. Intelligent and helpful.

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Empathetic, Faithful, Perseverance, Adventurous, Aspiring

Character 2

Name: Sam Sommers

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Character 3

Name: Patrick Dillon

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Badass

Supplemental Materials

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