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Author: Trueit, Trudi Strain
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.
Explorer Academy, Bk. 2
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.80
Points: 8.0 Quiz: 500399
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/19)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 02/15/2019 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. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.