by Robin Stevenson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554694198
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: Orca Soundings Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 608,901
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: HL590L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Robin Stevenson is the author of ten books for children and young adults. Robin has also worked as a social worker, counselor and university instructor. She enjoys reading, traveling, visiting schools and talking to people of all ages about books and writing. Robin lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her family.

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And then we watch helplessly as the jeep burns. Flames leap from the driver's window and lick at the door frame, red tongues reaching into the black smoke. A wall of heat pushes toward us.

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Outback 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Heidi_G More than 1 year ago
After his girlfriend dumped him, Jayden has checked out--of school, of his relationship with his friends and his mom.  A chance to visit his uncle Mel in Australia doesn't excite him but Jay goes along as it will be something to help him forget about his now-over romance.  Mel is a biologist hoping to find a new species of lizard and when he takes his research assistant, Natalie, and Jay into the desert, things get interesting.  They get stuck in a very isolated area of the desert with no phone, little food and water, and one of the three goes missing.  Are two other biologists trying to find the elusive (possibly) new species, and is Nat secretly telling them what Mel is doin? Part of the Orca Soundings hi-lo series, this has enough adventure to keep reluctant teens reading to the end.  A short survival story that is a cautionary tale about following your dreams but not stepping back to see the big picture.