Sacramento, California (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
In author Elaine Russell’s second middle-grade novel (ages 8-13), Martin McMillan and the Secret of the Ruby Elephant, 13-year-old Martin and his friend Isabel skate their way through another fast-paced adventure when the 15th century Ruby Elephant is stolen from the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History. The Thai statue is part of a mysterious ancient legend that holds the secret to a hidden treasure. The friends must decipher a complicated puzzle of clues based on Buddhist symbols and artifacts at archeological ruins, as they track down an international gang of thieves across Thailand and try to stay out of harm’s way.
“My travels in Thailand on several trips inspired me to write a story that weaves the rich cultural traditions and fascinating history of this beautiful country into a second Martin McMillan novel,” Russell says. “The series is intended as a fun read that appeals to boys and girls, particularly reluctant readers.”
The book is a sequel to Martin McMillan and the Lost Inca City, first published in 2004.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. . .
Elaine Russell graduated with a BA in History at University of California, Davis, and a MA in Economics at California State University Sacramento. She worked as a Resource Economist/Environmental Consultant for many years before turning to writing fiction full time. She has won numerous writing awards and published fiction for children and adults. For more information, visit http://www.elainerussell.info (link at bottom of home page).
MARTIN MCMILLAN AND THE SECRET OF THE RUBY ELEPHANT by Elaine Russell
Date: July 2012 | Paperback; 184 pages; $7.95; 978-1475149807
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