Charles Noland's fun-loving characters, Drew and Ellie, return to share another exciting adventure in The Missing Medal. In this third installment of the Adventures of Drew and Ellie series, Drew finds himself in a bind when he breaks a promise to his grandfather. But Ellie uses some quick thinking - along with the magical dress - to help her brother solve his problem. Not only do they find what they are looking for, but they also discover that snowmen sometimes hold secrets of their own. Drew learns the hard way about the importance of being true to his word. With the help of his friend, Sanjay, he also discovers that telling the truth is the only honorable thing to do, even when it seems easier to cover up your mistake with a lie. And for Drew, a boy who has set his sights on becoming an Eagle Scout someday, these are valuable lessons indeed. The Missing Medal teaches children the importance of keeping a promise and that honesty is the foundation for establishing trust. In this book written for children ages four to ten, Drew and Ellie continue to learn about the challenges of everyday life and how working together is the best way to overcome any problem. The Missing Medal continues the tradition of teaching positive life lessons addressed in the first two books: The Magical Dress and The Daring Rescue. Each book introduces a new life skill, while continuing to reinforce cooperation, creative problem solving and caring for each other. The books are ideal for use in schools and other educational programs to teach the principles of character development along with positive sibling relations.