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Escape Galápagos
Escape Galápagos

Escape Galápagos


Wonderlist Adventures


180 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (CA $18.95) (US $13.95)

Publication Date: October 2019

ISBN 9781943431557

Rights: WOR

Tumblehome, Inc. (Oct 2019)
Tumblehome Learning, Inc.

Price: $13.95


An exciting island adventure story filled with earth and ocean science

Before she died, Ezzy Skylar's mother made Ezzy's father promise to take his two children on trips to some of the world's most exotic places, starting with the Galápgos Islands. There's just one problem: while her little brother Luke is in animal heaven, Ezzy has a paralyzing fear of wild animals. That's why she's aboard the cruise vessel when hijackers take over. Forced to find depths of bravery she never knew she had, Ezzy has to flee across an island with her brother and seek to rescue a ship full of tourists under siege.


"A trip to the Galápagos can be the adventure of a lifetime, but for Ezzy Skylar, it provides more adventure than she would ever want... Marine scientist Prager (The Shark Whisperer, 2014, etc.) knows these islands well; she introduces many of their most interesting creatures while showing readers Ezzy's discomfort. On their second full day out, animals become the least of her fears when smugglers hijack their ship... The premise and setting of this adventure are convincing... A suspenseful tour for nature-loving middle graders." (Adventure. 9-13) —Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Ellen Prager is a marine scientist and author, widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages. She currently works as a freelance writer, consultant, and science advisor to Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos Islands. She was previously the Chief Scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo, Florida and the Assistant Dean at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Prager has built a national reputation as a scientist and spokesperson, serving as a consultant for the Disney movie Moana and appearing on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Larry King, CNN, Fox News, The Weather Channel, and Discovery Channel.