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Uncharted Waters

Leslie Bulion

Most teenage boys would love to spend a summer with a bachelor uncle in a seaside cabin. But not Jonah Lander.

He has secrets--lots of them--and they weigh heavily on his mind. One deception leads to another, and he lies to his Uncle Nate about joining the local swim team, not wanting to explain his fear of the dark salt water.

When Sumi, a budding marine biologist, asks him to be her research assistant, he jumps at the chance to make some money. But he gets into a lot more than he bargained for. Soon he will have to face his greatest fears and give up his secrets forever.

Bulion's satisfying novel is further enhanced by a rich ensemble of supporting characters, interesting facts about marine life, and a text that perfectly captures the special rhythms of small town seaside living.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
  • Publish Date: Apr 7th, 2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.20in - 5.90in - 0.70in - 0.55lb
  • EAN: 9781561454853
  • Recommended age: 08-12
  • Categories: Science & Nature - EnvironmentTravelSocial Themes - Values & Virtues

About the Author

Leslie Bulion has graduate degrees in oceanography and social work. She has written parenting and education articles and is the author of several children's science-related poetry books and novels. When she's not writing, she enjoys exploring nature with her binoculars, hand lens, and camera; collecting specimens to examine under her microscope; or going SCUBA diving and or kayaking. Leslie lives in Connecticut.

Praise for this book

"Realistic details about marine biology research and boat motor mechanics are engaging, and reluctant readers, especially boys, will identify with Jonah."--School Library Journal