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Fiction Ages 10-14
Pages: 144
Themes: Erebus, Franklin Expedition, archaeology, history, mystery, Inuit, cruises, sleuths, Arctic
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 22/03/2016
Fry Reading Level: 5.0
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Sam and Annabel are pleased when they are selected to take a cruise to the Arctic. And they are thrilled when they learn that the cruise will take them past a site connected to the most famous mystery in Arctic history: the Franklin Expedition. But things on the cruise are not what they seem. When Sam and Annabel make a startling discovery on a small island close to where archaeologists are diving on the wreck of the Erebus, one of the Franklin’s ships, they are confronted by an old enemy. Isolated and outnumbered, how can they possibly save the priceless artifact that may hold the answer to the Franklin mystery?

School Library Connection - August 8, 2016
"This Hi-Lo book is a good choice for reluctant readers. The plot moves smartly along...there is enough action to keep kids reading...Recommended."
Booklist - March 3, 2016
“This fast-paced novel will appeal to both strong and struggling readers, who will likely want to investigate the Franklin Expedition further.”
VOYA Magazine - March 1, 2016
"Features compelling characters and realistic dialogue...Will appeal to both males and females."


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