Escape from Fear: A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park

Escape from Fear: A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park

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Escape from Fear: A Mystery in Virgin Islands National Park by Gloria Skurzynski

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792267829
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Series: Mysteries in Our National Parks Series , #9
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.23(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
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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