Star Dunes (Explorer Academy)
The Explorer Academy book series is inspired in part by real cutting-edge National Geographic explorers out in the front lines doing research. The author, Trudi Trueit, has always loved adventure books and is inspired to share that love through the words she pens in these adventure novels. Others on the team of creators are a code designer, illustrator, and graphic artist, making these books visually stimulating, and mentally engaging. The reader will meet fictional character 12-year-old Cruz Coronado, a boy headed away from his home in Hawaii. He is off to visit his best friend, and only living parent, who is at the Explorer’s Academy in Washington DC., the place where his mother died in a tragic and mysterious lab accident. Journey with Cruz as he seeks out adventure with 23 other classmates from around the world, who will train to become the next generation of great explorers. The “Truth behind the Fiction” section in each book highlights the real-life explorers and their discoveries that inspired fictional Cruz and his friends. ~Judy
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