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Orca Currents through March 2020: Short, high-interest novels for middle-school readers

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Orca Currents
Medusa's Scream
By (author): Melanie Jackson
9781459814417 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 9 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General British Columbia Nov 07, 2017
$9.95 CAD
Active 4.25 x 7 x 0.38 in 144 pages FSC certified – mixed sources C103214 Orca Book Publishers
 
CCBC Best Books 2018, Commended
There's something weird going on down in the mine.

Medusa's Scream is a thrill-ride that hurtles a train through an out-of-service gold mine in the Fraser Valley. Chase can't believe his luck when he lands a summer job in the food truck outside the ride's entrance. But then he notices strange things happening at the old mine. Chase starts to piece things together, and soon his life is threatened by a villain even scarier than the snake-headed Medusa of myth.

Scottish-born and mystery-minded, Melanie Jackson works as a business writer and editor. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit melaniejacksonblog.wordpress.com.

"Dialogue is short, sharp and direct, leading the plot along well, while Chase's inner dialogue reveals his character and his thinking about the mystery. Middle school students interested in mysteries will enjoy Chase's dilemma." - Resource Links

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