When his mother, a wildlife veterinarian, is asked to investigate a cougar attack in Mesa Verde National Park, twelve-year-old Jack Landon looks forward to exploring the park's ancient cliff dwellings. But his life becomes unexpectedly complicated when he helps an abandoned girl named Lucky. In a midnight showdown at the park's Spruce Tree House, Jack realizes there is more to fear than a killer cat.
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, the kids 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.