The Earthshaking Earthquake Mystery! (Masters of Disasters)
by Carole Marsh
Gallopade International Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780635063397
Date: August 2007 List Price $5.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From publicity material: "The Earthshaking Earthquake Mystery" introduces Carole Marsh Mystery fans to the Masters family, which consists of Artemis Masters an absentminded genius, and his two children, twelve-year-old Curie who possesses her father's shrewd science gene and penchant for solving scientific mysteries, and her rambunctious eight-year-old brother Nick. Curie and Nick accompany their father on a series of adventures of the meteorological kind that expose readers to quirky fun while teaching them scientific facts and theory. The story follows the Masters family as they travel to various locations prone to earthquakes, such as New Madrid, Missouri and the San Andreas Fault. Along the way readers learn the meaning to such scientific terms as tectonic plates, the Richter scale and the epicenter. The characters are contemporary and personable, the storylines fast-paced and intriguing. In addition to the scientific vocabulary and smart humor is a good old fashion mystery for young readers to sink their teeth into as they root for Curie and Nick to capture the proverbial bad guys.
(Source: Gallopade International)