National Geographic Mystery!
Published by The National Geographic Society
School Library Journal writes:
Jack Landon, 12, and his younger sister, Ashley, accompany their
veterinarian mother and photographer father to Yellowstone Park. Mrs.
Landon has been called in to investigate an incident in which a hunting
dog was purportedly chased onto park land and killed by a pack of wolves.
The family dynamics are complicated by Troy, a troubled teen who is in
the temporary foster care of the Landons. Due to miscommunication and
unforseen circumstances, the young people end up spending a freezing
night alone in the wild. Arrogant and condescending, Jack tries to
assume control of the group, but Troy has his own agenda. Ashley,
annoyed by her brother's attitude, asserts herself, and Jack finds that
he must cooperate rather than dominate. The kids witness the shooting of
a wolf and fear that the armed man may still be around. Throughout the
night, they stay with the wounded wolf around a fire and talk and tell
stories. In the morning, they are rescued and each has been affected by
the ordeal. The wolf is saved and the mystery of the stalker is solved.
This exciting book emphasizes the natural beauty and dangers of the
wild. It includes several pages of full-color photos and facts about the
Wolf Restoration Project and the nature of wolves. A new mystery series
gets off to a great start.
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