Carlin and Jack are back. Mr. Bough is not. He's never around when they need him. Holes flying in the night sky, a plot to bring dragons to Stawberry Island and that nagging feeling that the TV is watching you - this really is one of those summer evenings when they could use his help. Without him will they have to rely on Todd? An evil fairy? Some nights look like the can't get any worse . . . until they do.
On an island snuggled between the United States and Canada lived the very normal Jack Oliver. If his school had a normal team, he would have voted himself captain. He was not too tall, not too big, with hair the very forget-table color of milk chocolate. He had a polite appearance that caused him to travel about unnoticed. As a model of normality, Jack tried his best to ignore the island’s strange-ness.