Grizzly cubs are missing from Montana's Glacier National Park, and the Landon family is there to help figure out why. But for 12-year-old Jack, the real mystery is his sister Ashley's strange behavior. What was she doing in the woods alone so early in the morning? And why did she lie to their parents? Challenging Ashley, Jack discovers she has been sneaking food to a 10-year-old runaway from Mexico. After listening to Miguel's story, Jack decides to help too. The compelling plot builds to a spine-chilling climax as the kids run for their lives, desperately trying to escape an enraged mother grizzly who holds the key to the park's present mystery.
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.
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.