Escape from Fear: A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park

Escape from Fear: A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park

by Gloria Skurzynski

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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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ISBN-13: 9781426301810
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Series: Mysteries in Our National Parks Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 652,489
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Gloria Skurzynski is an award-winning author who has written more than 50 children's books. Her nonfiction book Almost the Real Thing won the American Institute of Physics' Science Writing Award. She has also penned numerous works for National Geographic, including Are We Alone?, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice for 2006. Skurzynski lives in Boise, Idaho.

Alane Ferguson's skill at weaving mystery and suspense into middle-grade fiction won her an Edgar Award for Show Me the Evidence. Along with Gloria Skurzynski, she has cowritten many books in National Geographic’s Mysteries in Our National Parks series. Once they decide on a plot they do on-site research in the featured park, then collaborate by phone, fax, and e-mail to develop the page-turning plot. Ferguson lives in Elizabeth, Colorado.

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Escape from Fear: A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
riofriotex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book, ninth in the "Mysteries in Our National Parks" series, is set in the Virgin Islands National Park. The authors deftly weave information about endangered coral reefs and hawksbill turtles into the story, as well as Caribbean culture and history: Jumbies (evil spirits), basket-making, sugar plantations, the 1733 slave revolt, Haitian Macoutes, and the smuggling of illegal aliens from Haiti to the Virgin Islands. A map of the park and an afterword by a marine ecologist are included. The story's politically-correct ending is somewhat unbelievable, but the story will appeal to middle grade students reading at approximately fifth-grade level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is ampathedic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago