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Book details
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / General
  • Age Range (years):9 - 12
  • Language:English
  • Pages:62
  • Hardcover ISBN:9780692938706

Ms. Love's Mystical Island Adventure

by Susan Love

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On a secluded island, Sabrina, Arthur, Miguel, and Lucy race against time to save a magical, Earth shielding orchid before a massive hurricane destroys it forever. A sacred crystal, the island's power source, will stop the storm. But first the adventurers must solve a mystery, discover the relic's hidden pieces, and reassemble them before the Rivals find and claim this powerful crystal!
Sabrina, Arthur, Miguel, and Lucy arrive on Ms. Love's Mystical Island bursting with excitement. The young explorers have been chosen to witness the flowering of a rare and magical orchid, which blooms once every century with an explosion of light and energy—mysteriously repairing Earth's ozone layer. But Ms. Love greets the children with devastating news: The scientists hoping to study the orchid's secret power are not coming, and a massive hurricane is headed their way. If the destructive storm strikes the island while the fragile orchid is in bloom, this extraordinary plant will be wiped out forever. There is only one hope—The Centurial Mystic Orchid — a flower-shaped crystal that once magically protected the island from danger. Although Sunflower, Ms. Love's mother, possesses the flower's centerpiece, the other hidden pieces must be found—and found quickly—if the island and its precious orchid are to be saved. As the hurricane rapidly approaches, the children and Ms. Love race against time to complete seemingly impossible tasks: decode the ancestor's map, discover and unravel the clues to find the missing pieces, and safely return this supernatural power source to Sunflower—unless Ms. Love's jealous, power-hungry Rivals find and steal the sacred flower first!
About the author
Author Susan Love was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1969. At the age of five, she was rescued from a fire and placed in foster care for the remainder of her youth. As a child, she began writing her own adventure stories. Ms. Love also found comfort in music and played the violin from elementary school through high school. In addition, she was a gymnast and by her late teens mastered the sport of water skiing. She graduated from William Tennant High School in Warminster, PA in the top ten percent of her class. In 1987, Ms. Love was accepted into Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA, one of the highest ranking liberal arts colleges in the nation for women. Her studies included education, psychology, and two minors in art and philosophy. While attending the university, Ms. Love excelled in drama and dance. The Drama Department classified her as a naturally talented actress. During her years at the university and also after graduation, she performed solo in dance shows. Upon completing her degree, in 1992, Ms. Love became an intern juvenile probation officer, and was also employed with Human Services as a developmental specialist. Following these commitments, she served as supervisor for the after school childcare program at the YMCA in Allentown. In 1998, Ms. Love received her Master's Degree in education from Arcadia College, Glenside PA. Upon passing The National Teacher's Exam, she was hired by The School District of Philadelphia. She has been a primary and middle school teacher for fifteen years, and has also worked as a professional model while training at Barbizon Modeling School in Philadelphia. Although Ms. Love's life to date has encompassed a variety of career opportunities, she receives the most gratification from teaching. Her animated children's eBook, Ms. Love's Mystical Island Adventure was inspired by island stories her students wrote that included their teacher as one of the characters. For the completion of this project, Ms. Love worked with a number of distinguished editors, including John Paine, Marlo Garnsworthy, Barbara McNichol, Eileen Heyes, and Carol Adler. She corresponded with Emma Walton Hamilton (Julie Andrew's Daughter) regarding copy editing issues. Complementing the text are illustrations and animations by world class artist, Patrick Harrington. As her eBook developer and distributor, Ms. Love chose KiteReaders, who have developed books for Walt Disney.