CITY OF THE BEASTS
New York : HarperCollins,
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
life was turning upside down. One day he's a normal 15-year-old whose
biggest worry is how to get a girl to notice him. Then, his mother
is fighting cancer and it doesn't look good. His father decides to
take his mother to a special treatment center which means that the children
need to go stay with relatives. While his sisters go elsewhere, Alexander
is sent to his grandmother in New York. Now, Kate is not what you
would call a typical grandmother. As a matter of fact, she's a journalist
who is about to leave on assignment. Alexander will go with her.
They are off to the Amazon to search for a creature that is said to live
in the jungle. Although few believe the Beast really exists, there
are reports that several people have been killed by it recently.
Now Kate and a group from the International Geographic Magazine
will be trying to find out if it exists or not. Join Alexander as
he learns about the fragile rain forest, the people who live there, and
the dangers that outsiders bring.
Adventure and adventurers --- Fiction.
Supernatural -- Fiction.
Amazon River Valley -- Fiction.
Indians of South America -- Amazon River Valley -- Fiction.
Grandmothers -- Fiction.
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