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Young Adult Fiction Environment

Rare and Endangered

by (author) John Dowd

Peachtree Publishers
Initial publish date
Apr 2000
Environment, General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2000
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 11 to 15
  • Grade: 6 to 10


In this sequel to Hogsty Reef, teenagers Jim and Julia reunite, getting embroiled in a search for a missing naturalist as they work in a research station studying endangered wildlife.
While in the Turks and Caicos Islands, these two inquisitive teens? quest leads them directly into the hands of poachers who have ravaged the island's precious fauna and intend to sell them in the black market of endangered and threatened animals.
Jim, Julia, and their new friend Miles get capture with the animals and smuggled to the Dominican Republic just as a hurricane blows in. How will they escape their captors and the deadly storm? Will they be able to stop the poaching operation?
With one eye on a twisting and turning plot line and the other on a message concerning the importance of conservation and ecological balance, John Dowd will teach and delight readers.

About the author

John Dowd is a true adventurer, as well as a writer and photojournalist. He has worked as a seaman on a Danish freighter out of Libya; taught at New Zealand's Anakiwa Outward Bound School; paddled from Punta Arenas to Puerto Montt in Chile on assignment for National Geographic; and established himself in the Guinness Book of World Records by leading a 3600 kilometer kayak expedition from Venezuela to Miami along the Caribbean island chain. He is the author of Hogsty Reef and Rare and Endangered. He lives in Canada.

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Editorial Reviews

“Enjoyable? [The characters are interesting and believable enough to keep readers turning pages to the satisfying conclusion?. Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the setting, but the real focus here is on the action-packed adventure.?

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