Children’s book by Guelph author to be released in September

GUELPH – A new children’s book by Guelph author A.A. Blair will be released by Histria Books this fall.

Mystic of the Midway is scheduled to be released on Sept. 28, 2021.

Mystic of the Midway

The book is set at the Crystal Beach amusement park which operated in Southern Ontario for nearly 100 years, from 1890 until 1989.

After a horrible accident, Effie and her family speed away to their summer cottage to escape the tests and doctors’ appointments.

The promise of a relaxing family getaway is short lived when Effie stumbles across a mystery that threatens to destroy her family.

Effie enlists the aide of her detective brother, Jimmy, along with her long time Crystal Beach friends Lydia and her mischievous little brother Sniff. As their investigation deepens Effie begins see and hear things that couldn’t be real.

Effie struggles to overcome self-doubt and the realization that her idyllic vacation spot isn’t what it seems to be. Trying not to lose faith, Effie embraces her new abilities hoping the whispers and signs will lead her and her friends to the answers they need to save her family.

Histria Kids

Mystic of the Midway is targeted for mid-grade readers (ages 7-11) and will be released under Histria Kids and imprint of Histria Books.

“We’re very excited that part of southern Ontario will be featured on the world stage. We’re hopeful that Histria’s ability to reach such a broad audience will spark interest and inquiry into our local history” Blair stated in a press release.

Mystic of the Midway is now available for pre-order from the Histria Kids website,