Mary Louise Clifford has published 20 books: adult nonfiction, young adult fiction, and young adult nonfiction. She lives in Alexandria, VA, with a Sudanese cat named Kadisa.
The first chapter of several of her books can be read on her web site.
Airas Tinoco, a 14-year-old page at the court of Prince Henry the Navigator, sails as purser on a caravel exploring the coast of Africa. In the Gambia River the officers and crew of the ship are killed by poisoned arrows. Of the four surviving teen-age boys, only Aires is willing to navigate their homeward vopyage. Will they be hopelessly lost as they try to return to Portugal?
Too busy to take a cruise? Join Carolyn Cook as she shepherds her Cornell alumni through a week in the Caribbrean. Who switched her sack on the dock at Granada? What does the odd slip of paper mean? Who is behind the mystifying phone calls? The captain suspects someone is smuggling aboad the SEA MONARCH, and Carolyn is the only one who can idtentify the bag-swapper. Is she in danger?