Synopses & Reviews
Award-winning mother-daughter writing team weaves science and mystery into thrilling tales set in various national parks
-- Books feature clever young sleuths and fast-paced plots that keep kids turning pages
-- Each mystery involves the featured park's wildlife
-- Park map helps readers follow the action
-- Presents teens in a positive light and promotes good family values
-- A popular series represented on several state reading lists
The Landons are in Virgin Islands National Park to help figure out what is destroying the coral reefs and causing the hawksbill sea turtle to disappear. Jack and Ashley become involved with Forrest Winthrop IV, the adopted son of a U.S. diplomat. Why is he so anxious to save an island woman named Cimmaron, and what secret do they share? The action builds to a dramatic climax at Jumbie Bay, where a full moon finally reveals all.
Something in the Virgin Islands National Park is destroying the coral reefs and causing the hawksbill sea turtle to disappear--and the Landons are trying to figure out what. Jack and Ashley soon become involved with the son of a U.S. diplomat who is anxious to save an island woman. What secret do they share? Includes a park map.
About the Author
Alane Ferguson is an award-winning writer. Her first mystery, Show Me the Evidence, won the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Elizabeth, CO. Visit Alane Ferguson at: www.alaneferguson.com. Award-winning author Gloria Skurzynski has written more than 30 childrens books. Her nonfiction book, Almost the Real Thing, won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. She has written several nonfiction books for National Geographic including Are We Alone, an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Young People and an IRA/CBC Young Adults Choice for 2006. She lives in Boise, ID. Visit Gloria Skurzynski at her Web site: www.gloriabooks.com.