Escape from Fear: A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park

Escape from Fear: A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park

by Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson
     
 

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The Landons are in the Caribbean, in Virgin Islands National Park, to figure out what is destroying the coral reefs and causing the hawksbill sea turtle to disappear. Jack and Ashley find themselves hopelessly entangled in the mysterious life of Forrest Winthrop IV, the adopted son of a U.S. diplomat. Why is he so anxious to save an island woman named Cimmaron? What

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The Landons are in the Caribbean, in Virgin Islands National Park, to figure out what is destroying the coral reefs and causing the hawksbill sea turtle to disappear. Jack and Ashley find themselves hopelessly entangled in the mysterious life of Forrest Winthrop IV, the adopted son of a U.S. diplomat. Why is he so anxious to save an island woman named Cimmaron? What secret do they share? Follow the action to Jumbie Bay and see what the full moon reveals.


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Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
In this paperback reprint of another superbly crafted installment in their "Mysteries in Our National Parks" series, the mother-daughter duo of Skurzynski and Ferguson send the Landon family (and their lucky readers) to Virgin Islands National Park. There Jack and Ashley's wildlife veterinarian mom is investigating the erosion of the coral reef and attendant threats to the endangered hawksbill turtle. Jack's relief that the family is not accompanied by one of their frequent foster kids evaporates when they meet up with wealthy, confident, 13-year-old Forrest Winthrop IV, who is apparently traveling alone—and traveling into danger. Before long Jack and Ashley are forced into sharing Forrest's secret about his strange bond with the proud native storyteller Cimmaron, debating what if anything they owe to this difficult new friend, who seems to be leading them ever deeper into international intrigue and menace. Skurzynski and Ferguson offer equal parts riveting suspense, wrenching ethical dilemma, sobering environmental message, and fascinating armchair travel. One can't wait to see which national park the Landon family will take us to next. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426309724
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
05/25/2011
Series:
Mysteries in Our National Parks Series
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
644 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet 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 children’s 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.

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