Over the Edge (Hardcover)

By Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson

National Geographic Society, 9780792266778, 160pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2002

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Description

Wildlife veterinarian Olivia Landon has been asked to help find the source of the lead shotgun pellets that are poisoning the few remaining California condors in Grand Canyon National Park. After she announces a plan, Olivia receives a death threat on her laptop. The plot soon thickens to involve the Landon kids, Jack and Ashley, and the family''s temporary ward--15-year-old Morgan Rogers, a rebellious self-proclaimed anarchist and computer buff. Tension mounts when the e-mail threat is almost carried out and Morgan is the only witness. The following investigation leads readers on a trip through Morgan''s cyberworld connections and builds to a thrilling conclusion.


About the Author

Gloria Skurzynski is an award-winning author who has written more than 50 children's books. Her nonfiction book Almost the Real Thing won the American Institute of Physics' Science Writing Award. She has also penned numerous works for National Geographic, including Are We Alone?, an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice for 2006. Skurzynski lives in Boise, Idaho. Alane Ferguson's skill at weaving mystery and suspense into middle-grade fiction won her an Edgar Award for Show Me the Evidence. Along with Gloria Skurzynski, she has cowritten many books in National Geographic's Mysteries in Our National Parks series. Once they decide on a plot they do on-site research in the featured park, then collaborate by phone, fax, and e-mail to develop the page-turning plot. Ferguson lives in Elizabeth, Colorado.
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