This latest thriller takes the Landons to Alaska, where they have been asked to study the impact of snowmobiles on the wolverine population of Denali National Park. When a man in a Park Service uniform offers to take Jack, Ashley, and their friend Nicky on a dogsled ride, the kids eagerly accept. They mush off across the snow, riding deeper and deeper into the frozen wilderness. But during a rest stop, the man suddenly leaves the young people stranded. As they huddle to keep warm and try to figure out what to do, they hear a deafening roar. Avalanche! Can they escape the thundering mass of snow?
Created by mother-daughter writing team Gloria Skurzynski and Alane Ferguson, the Mysteries in Our National Parks series treats intermediate readers to the adventures of brother-and-sister sleuths Jack and Ashley Landon. Traveling with their mother, Olivia, a wildlife biologist, and their father, Steven, a nature photographer, they visit magnificent National Parks where they always seem to stumble upon a puzzle that only they can solve. The Landon's adventures will keep kids on the edge of their seats while they learn about our country's natural heritage and the role we all have in understanding and protecting it for the future.
Alane Ferguson is an award-winning writer. Her first mystery, Show Me the Evidence, won the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Elizabeth, CO.
Award-winning author Gloria Skurzynski has written more than 30 children's books. Her non-fiction book, Almost the Real Thing, won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. She has written several nonfiction books for National Geographic, including Are We Alone, an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Young People and an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice for 2006. She lives in Boise, ID.