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The falcon's feather #2 / Trudi Trueit.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.

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Thief River Falls Public Library j TRU (Text) 35500006142101 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426333040
  • ISBN: 1426333048
  • ISBN: 9781426333057
  • ISBN: 1426333056
  • Physical Description: 207 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C., U.S.A. : National Geographic, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note: "Under the stars."
Maps on end caps.
Summary, etc.: "Cruz Coronado sets sail for the shores of Iceland and Norway aboard the Explorer Academy ship to continue his studies at sea. But, things take a turn while exploring the icy north, when he embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the first piece of an important puzzle his mother left behind"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2
    Twelve-year-old Cruz Coronado's adventures as part of a group of student explorers continues in book two of the Explorer Academy series (The Nebula Secret, 2018). They find themselves traveling by ship, leaving Maryland to traverse through Nova Scotia, Iceland, and Norway's Svalbard Global Seed Vault. In Canada's Bay of Fundy, they rescue North Atlantic right whales entangled in fishing netting. Cruz communicates with the whales using a UCC (Universal Cetacean Communicator) that the female tech-lab chief developed. Cruz, who received a threatening anonymous note from someone on board, isn't totally surprised when someone tampers with the UCC helmet and he almost dies. He suspects pharmaceutical company Nebula is responsible: both he and Nebula are after marble fragments, left by Cruz's deceased mother, which contain a formula that Nebula will do anything—even kill—to obtain. This exciting, fast-paced, far-flung story is full of science facts and James Bond–like gadgets, accompanied by colorful illustrations. The ending is guaranteed to keep readers eager for the next series installment. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 August #1
    The first fiction series from National Geographic's new Under the Stars imprint features Cruz Coronado, 12, who's selected to attend the elite Explorer Academy in D.C. in this action-packed illustrated adventure. Cruz and 23 other kids from around the world are training to become explorers aboard the academy's flagship, which travels around the globe doing research. As if the training—and having an aunt on the faculty—isn't hard enough, a scarred man in snakeskin boots is stalking Cruz. He warns Cruz to leave or Nebula will kill him like they did Cruz's mother, who died mysteriously in the academy's synthesis lab when Cruz was five. Who or what is Nebula? Can the codes that Cruz loves to decipher help him solve his mother's death? The students' training includes lessons on cool technologies available now or in the near future, plausibly incorporated into the plot. Not all the characters are fleshed out, but there's potential to learn more about them in future installments. Sure to appeal to kids who love code cracking and mysteries with cutting-edge technology. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

TRUDI TRUEIT has written more than 100 books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction. Her love of writing began in fourth grade, when she wrote, directed, and starred in her first play. She went on to be a TV news reporter and weather forecaster, but she knew her calling was in writing. Trueit is a gifted storyteller for middle-grade audiences, and her fiction novels include The Sister Solution, Stealing Popular, and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series. Her expertise in kids nonfiction encompasses books on history, weather, wildlife, and Earth science. She is the author of all the narratives for the Explorer Academy series, beginning with Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Trudi lives in Everett, Washington.

SCOTT PLUMBE is an award-winning illustrator, designer and fine artist whose work appears in books and magazines, games, interpretive centers, private collections, and more. His illustrations have been featured in magazines such as Communication Arts (US), Applied Arts (CA), Creative Review (UK), and 3x3 (US).

Subject: Explorers > Juvenile fiction.
Boarding schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
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