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Native Tongue
     

Native Tongue

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by Shannon Greenland
 

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Book 4 of The Specialists

GiGi is back again and on a brand new mission in the fourth book in this original series! Lovable GiGi is pairing up with expert linguist Darren, aka Parrot, on a mission to South America. When a centuries-old vase is found in a cave full of hieroglyphics, it is discovered that this vase was important to at least fifteen

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Book 4 of The Specialists

GiGi is back again and on a brand new mission in the fourth book in this original series! Lovable GiGi is pairing up with expert linguist Darren, aka Parrot, on a mission to South America. When a centuries-old vase is found in a cave full of hieroglyphics, it is discovered that this vase was important to at least fifteen different North American and South American Indian tribes. And now all fifteen nations want it back. They are meeting in Rutina, South America, to “decide” who gets the vase. Enter the Specialists, and Parrot who will go as the official translator. And when no one can decode the ancient cave writings, not even the elders of each nation, GiGi comes to the rescue. Of course there’s a hitch. One of the tribal chiefs attending the meeting in Rutina is connected to Parrot’s past—in a very bad way. The question is, will Parrot be able to face his past and complete the mission, or will the vase—and the fate of the Native American nation—fall into the wrong hands?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440633744
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Series:
Specialists
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
194,991
File size:
218 KB
Age Range:
12 - 11 Years

Meet the Author



Shannon Greenland started out writing for adults and found her voice and home in teen fiction. Her award winning spy series, The Specialists, was an ALA top pick and a National Reader’s Choice Recipient. Her latest YA single title, The Summer My Life Began, made the Barnes&Noble suggested reading list and was the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Award. Shannon has her Master’s in Education, teaches college classes, and is an avid adventurer. She can be found mostly in Florida where she’s outside enjoying all the Sunshine State has to offer.


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Native Tongue 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't seem to find enough really good adjectives to describe Shannon Greenland's writing. The Specialists Young Adult series has become one of my favorites and that is saying a lot for a 43-year-old woman with no children. NATIVE TONGUE is a bit of a departure from the series as it has a much more serious tone than the previous books. But it is by far the best. Parrott is a wonderful character with some deeply emotional issues. The premise of family is much stronger in this book than the others and offers us a deeper look into both Parrott and Gigi's personalities. The fun part is meeting the colorful characters when we head into the jungle. Adventure is a great venue for Greenland as a writer and she pulls off all the various aspects of this book with ease. Each of her books is better than the last. Don't you dare jump into this series in the middle, start with MODEL SPY, and enjoy every word.
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SoIn2BoOkS More than 1 year ago
OMG>>>I luv this series so awesome...felt srry 4 gigi when i found out dat her parents were murdered so sad..can wait 4 da next book..i really hope theres a next..mm nd DAVID!!!....he seems like he would be HOTT in real life....again luv da series!!! Ms.G is a very talented writer..please dont end da series just yet =)..Keep up da good work Ms.G!!!!!??
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Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG!! this book was sooooo awsome and every bit as good as all the rest. it totally rocked my world!!!! :'
Guest More than 1 year ago
So good! Ending is a surprise like the rest.