Mystery of the Old Skull is the first in a series to be known as a R.E.A.L. Book.
R.E.A.L. Books give readers an opportunity to Read and Enjoy the story while learning valuable information at the same time.
Mystery of the Old Skull is written with a nod to the old Nancy Drew / Hardy Boys books. Embedded within the text are words appearing in bold print. These highlighted words refer to topics that are explained in depth by Christopher Jordan, M.D. at the end of the book in the section titled, “Dr. Jordan’s Science Notes.”
Dr. Jordan’s explanations not only make the story more realistic but also gives the reader solid information and skills to use in their own real life experiences.
A high school project goes wrong when an old skull falls out of the bank at Choctaw Creek and lands at the feet of the young student. Was this skull a link to the old legend of lost gold? Was the skull a murder victim, or both?
Attempts to resolve the mystery thrust the 3 teenage students into real life and death danger.
The Science Notes explain in scientific terms, written at a level easily understood by the young adult reader, how to deal with the situations the teens experience throughout the story.
The Mystery of the Old Skull is a R.E.A.L. Book (Read, Enjoy, and Learn), the fusion of exciting fiction with instructive non-fiction.