Dragons in the Waters

Dragons in the Waters

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The follow-up to The Arm of the Starfish has Simon and the O'Keefes trying to find a stolen painting and a murderer, all while trapped aboard a ship.

Thirteen-year-old Simon Renier has no idea when he boards the M.S. Orion with his cousin Forsyth Phair that their journey to Venezuela will be a dangerous one. His original plan--to return a family heirloom, a portrait of Simon Bolivar, to its rightful place--is sidetracked when cousin Forsyth is found murdered. When the portrait is stolen, all passengers and crew are suspects. Simon's newfound friends, Poly and Charles O'Keefe, and their scientist father help Simon try to find his painting, and his cousin's murderer. But will they succeed before they land? Or will the murderer and thief escape into the jungles of Venezuela?

"On board the freighter Orion sailing for Venezuela are Polly, Charles, and their scientist father, Dr. O'Keefe, along with Simon Renier and his uncle Forsyth Phair, an assortment of intriguing travelers, and a small crew." ? Booklist, starred review

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Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2011.
Edition: First Square Fish edition.
ISBN: 9780312674427
Branch Call Number: LEN
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 21 cm


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Darya5 Jan 27, 2013

It is really interesting but I figured out the crime by the time I read about half of the book.

wilstyles Oct 13, 2011

The second book in L'Engle's O'Keefe family series, it was entertaining for a YA book. I like all of the life lessons, but I really want to slap the main O'Keefe character. I like that science is usually at the forefront of L'Engle's stories, and still is here, but it's paired with more mysticism than usual (with the younger O'Keefe's dreaming) which I thought was very interesting.

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