First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who’s read and shared the first two books in my Ranger in Time series with Scholastic, about a time-traveling golden retriever who’s trained in search and rescue techniques. RANGER IN TIME: RESCUE ON THE OREGON TRAIL and RANGER IN TIME: DANGER IN ANCIENT ROME have the series off to a wonderful, tail-wagging start, thanks to all of you.
This school year will bring two more Ranger in Time books!
RANGER IN TIME: LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM comes out December 29, 2015. This one is a fugitive slave story that begins on an 1850 Maryland tobacco plantation. Ranger travels north with Sarah, a girl who risks everything to escape with her younger brother when she learns of the plantation owner’s plans to sell him south. My local friends will be happy to know that parts of this story take place in Ferrisburgh, VT and Peru, NY.
Scholastic just gave me permission to share the cover for Book 4 as well.
RANGER IN TIME: RACE TO THE SOUTH POLE is about a Maori-Chinese boy who stows away on Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova in New Zealand, just before the ship leaves on a harrowing voyage to Antarctica in 1910. Ranger sees his first killer whales and penguins on this journey through time, which also features blizzards, crevasses, and a life-or-death decision. Look for Ranger’s Antarctica adventure in June 2016!