A book-signing event will be held Monday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Academy, 103 Campus Dr., Huxley. Author Linda Waters, a resident of Ames, will be available to sign copies of her book, "The Case of the Missing Chick."

The following is a summary of the book:

Lucy has never spent time away from home or her mama. So when the opportunity arises to attend a summer camp for girls, Lucy is very reluctant to go. Prompted by her mama’s assurances of fun and new friends, Lucy boards the bus that will take her to the summer camp.

But when Lucy experiences homesickness during her first day at camp, she feels that her only alternative for returning home is by running away from the camp. Lucy not only encounters unforeseen problems on her venture, but a few unlikely friends!

Will Lucy be able to find her way home? Or will she decide to stay at the summer camp?