The Explorer Academy is a series created by National Geographic to invite young readers on exciting global missions using technology and science real explorers would use. The second installment of this series following The Nebula Secret is The Falcon’s Feather, available March 19, 2019. For more information on this upcoming release and a fantastic giveaway opportunity, read on.
Welcome to Day #1 of the Explorer Academy: The Falcon's Feather Blog Tour!
Meet the Characters + Chapter 1 Sneak Peek
It's an adventure of a lifetime when Cruz Coronado sets sail for the shores of Iceland and Norway aboard the Explorer Academy ship to continue his studies at sea. But, things take a turn while exploring the icy north, when he embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the first piece of an important puzzle his mother left behind.
In the exciting follow-up to The Nebula Secret in the 7-book Explorer Academy series, Cruz, Sailor, and Emmett, along with their new ally Bryndis, embark on their first globe-trotting mission aboard the ship Orion. Cruz jumps right back into school and starts using the latest technology in submersible underwater dives, but is soon reminded of the dangers of exploration when his equipment fails and he almost drowns. Determined to keep his eyes on the prize, Cruz sneaks away to try to find answers, but unknowingly lures his friends into bigger trouble. When a friend of Cruz's mom meets an untimely end, Cruz's luck really seems about to run out and the questions multiply. What does the message mean? Where will it lead? Who is following him? And why?
This captivating book is the sequel every Explorer Academy fan is waiting to read!
About the Author: Author Trudi Trueit is a gifted storyteller for middle-grade audiences. She has written more than 100 books for young readers, both fiction and nonfiction, including The Sister Solution, Stealing Popular and the Secrets of a Lab Rat series. Trueit lives in Everett, Washington.
- One (1) winner will receive SIGNED copies of Explorer Academy books 1 and 2, an ADVANCE copy of Explorer Academy Codebreaking Activity Adventure (not otherwise available to the public until May!), an Explorer Academy pin, baseball cap, t-shirt, and bag, and a Quadcopter DRONE!
- US/Canada only
- Ends 3/29 at midnight ET
Anderson's Book Shop
26 South La Grange Road
La Grange, IL
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. — Talk by author Trudi Trueit and National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman, followed by book signing
Thursday, March 21, 2019
1378 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, CA
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. — Talk by author Trudi Trueit and National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman, followed by book signing
Friday, March 22, 2019
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.— Public event with talk by author Trudi Trueit and National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman, followed by book signing. Purchase tickets in advance.