Synopses & Reviews
Wildlife veterinarian Olivia Landon and her family are in Maine, investigating the mysterious strandings of marine mammals on the rocky beaches of Acadia National Park. With the family is 14-year-old Bindy Callister, a temporary ward who has been bullied by her older brother. Jack, Ashley, and Bindy come upon a baby humpback whale stranded in a rocky tidal pool and barely alive. During the complex rescue operation that follows, no one notices when Bindy wanders off. By the time Jack and Ashley find her, Bindy is acting very strange. She knows whos causing the strandings but is afraid to tell. Jack and Ashley must get her to talk before more lives are endangered!
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
While investigating mysterious strandings of whales in Maine's coastal Acadia National Park, the Landons are joined by 14-year-old Bindy Callister, a temporary ward. When Jack, Ashley, and Bindy find a baby humpback whale stranded in a tidal pool, Bindy suspects who's responsible--but she's too scared to say. Jack and Ashley must get her to talk before more lives are endangered.
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.