The Marino Mission: One Girl, One Mission, One Thousand Words: 1,000 Need-to-Know SAT Vocabulary Words

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One unforgettable story. One thousand unforgettable SAT vocabulary words.

Alexa McCurry leads an ordinary teenager's life in upstate New York—until she embarks on a summer adventure in Central America. While working at a potentially boring internship in a marine DNA lab, she befriends a local boy, José, and a remarkable dolphin, Pecas. Together, Alexa and José uncover an ominous secret: Pecas' missing baby may be a captive at a marine biology facility. In a riveting tale of ...

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Overview

One unforgettable story. One thousand unforgettable SAT vocabulary words.

Alexa McCurry leads an ordinary teenager's life in upstate New York—until she embarks on a summer adventure in Central America. While working at a potentially boring internship in a marine DNA lab, she befriends a local boy, José, and a remarkable dolphin, Pecas. Together, Alexa and José uncover an ominous secret: Pecas' missing baby may be a captive at a marine biology facility. In a riveting tale of intrigue, Alexa and José work to unravel the mystery—and lead the reader on a vocabulary-expanding adventure.

The Marino Mission is a fun and painless way to master 1,000 tough SAT vocabulary words. Why spend all day looking at lists of words and definitions when you can read a gripping page-turner that incorporates SAT vocabulary words right into the text? Even better, words are defined at the bottom of each page so you don't have to flip to the back of the book to find definitions. Plus, self-tests at the end of the novel help you retain what you learn and prepare for test day. Once you open up The Marino Mission, you'll hardly know you're studying at all!

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"The Marino Mission...a better read than prior attempts at this concept, which tried too hard to cram in large words." (Miami Herald, February 26, 2005)
From the Publisher

"The Marino Mission...a better read than prior attempts at this concept, which tried too hard to cram in large words." (Miami Herald, February 26, 2005)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764578311
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/13/2005
  • Edition description: SAT Vocabulary Prep
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 286,189
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Author KAREN B. CHAPMAN is a creative writer and summa cum laude graduate of Cornell University. She holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics from Johns Hopkins and completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and Harvard Medical School.

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Table of Contents

1. A Futile Request.

2. Captivating Creatures.

3. A Serendipitous Find.

4. An Old Maxim.

5. A Surprising Revelation.

6. Pecas’ Plea.

7. The Clandestine Mission.

8. Not a Nemesis.

9. A Contemptuous Claim.

10. A Conflagration Ignites.

11. A Stealthy Scheme.

12. The DNA Debacle.

13. A Moral Ambiguity.

14. Late-Night Liberation.

15. Friendship — An Eternal Verity.

16. A Preponderance of Evidence.

17. A Nebulous Future.

18. The Proverbial Invitation.

Vocabulary Exercises.

Vocabulary List.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2006

    finally something fun to learn!!!

    I tried to read lots and lots of books to learn some 'special' words in english. I have to say, this the best one I've seen in year and a half! Deffinitely worth of time and money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2006

    I Loved This Book Too

    I read The Mayan Mission to get ready for the SAT and only after that found this book which is the first of the series. I read this one only for the story and I think it is great too, though I would have bought both to study for the verbal if I could do it over again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2005

    Really Great Idea!!

    Entertaining for a teen - educational without being a study format. Really great idea! Handy to have the definitions on the same page - recommended highly!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2005

    fun and painless SAT review

    Really enjoyed this novelistic approach to learning SAT vocabulary

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