Vesper has just learned that she owns a volcano in the tiny republic of El Dorado-and Vesper being Vesper, she and her guardian respond to the mysterious telegram by sailing to Central America. Almost as soon as they've arrived, Vesper and Brinnie are thrust into danger. Someone wants her property, and they will stop at nothing to get it-even if that means destroying an entire tribe of Chirica Indians and Vesper herself!
"Vesper Holly is [Alexander]'s answer to Indiana Jones." -Kirkus Reviews
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Vesper Holly is surprised as her guardian, Brinnie, when she receives a mysterious summons to Central America signed by Alain de Rochefort. Vesper sets sail at once to find de Rochefort and explore the land that she has inherited. On her arrival she makes a terrible discovery--de Rochefort represents the evil Dr. Helvitius, who plans to build a canal on Vesper's land, uprooting the native Chirica Indians for pure profit! Can Vesper overcome the dangers of earthquakes, volcanoes, and the evil doctor in time to save her Indian friends?About the Author:
Lloyd Alexander's many honors include a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award, and two American Book Awards. His most recent novel is Gypsy Rizka.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Puffin, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141304634
Book Description Puffin, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0141304634
Book Description Puffin, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110141304634