Czar of Alaska: The Cross of Charlemagne

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The MacGregor family outwits archaeological thieves and battles ecoterrorists in the Alaskan wilderness. After surviving Caribbean hurricanes, East African ivory poachers, and Egyptian tomb raiders, the MacGregor clan is now in chillingly beautiful Alaska, battling grizzly bears, jewel thieves, and ecoterrorists. While father Jack meets with oil companies and environmentalists to assess the impact of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, his children, Chris, Ryan, and Heather, work to solve archaeological mysteries and halt plots to destroy the Alaskan wilderness.
ISBN: 9781589803282
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Alaska
Series: MacGregor Family
Images: 25
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Richard Trout, an environmental biologist, consultant, and college professor, researches the details of his adventure tales to make them "meticulously accurate" and relishes the fieldwork involved. He dives the Cayman coral reef; he spends time with elephants. More importantly, he knows his young-adult readers. Mr. Trout spends countless hours in schools and libraries talking with young people about his stories and his travels, environmental issues, the pleasure of reading, and the craft of writing. He provokes lively discussions that engage his audiences and help him better understand their interests. Troutís Cayman Gold: Lost Treasure of Devils Grotto, the first novel in his MacGregor Family Adventure Series, was chosen by National Geographic as a JASON literature selection. The author spoke at the Washington, D.C. JASON Action Summit in July 2006 as part of JASONís Monster Storms curriculum. Troutís Czar of Alaska: The Cross of Charlemagne was selected as a 2006 finalist for the Teddy Award by the Writerís League of Texas. The title also earned him a finalist position for the Oklahoma Center of the Book Award in 2005. Trout has degrees in biology and natural science and teaches biological sciences at Oklahoma City Community College.
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