by Pendred Noyce
Are zombies real?
When a stranger from the future tells Clinton’s timid summer camp tentmate to deliver a zombie or else, Clinton knows he has to help. Together, seventh graders Clinton and Mae take Sam on a Galactic Academy of Science mission to find out the truth about zombies. Time-traveling from ancient China to Italy, Belgium, Haiti, New Guinea and Arizona, the three kids explore the edge of death, trying to sort out myth from science. Finally, on the shores of a lake in Cameroon, Sam has to make a dangerous decision.
Be warned: This book contains rotting bodies, headless bodies, twitching bodies, and lots of zombies. If zombies give you nightmares, do not look inside. The science and scientists in chapters 3 – 11 are based on scientific history and present-day discoveries, but the parasites in chapter 12 come from the author’s imagination. Also, hand-held time travel devices have not been invented yet.
Note that this is a pre-order item, so it can only be shipped once inventory is available in the U.S.. Currently, the product is estimated to ship within October 2014, but may be earlier or later depending on Tumblehome Learning, Inc’s production schedule changes. Thank you for your understanding.
Author Pendred (Penny) Noyce is a doctor, educator, and writer. She grew up in California, completed a degree in biochemistry at Harvard and a medical degree at Stanford, and did her residency in internal medicine in Minnesota. She then moved to the Boston area, where she practiced at a community health center for several years. In 1991, she helped establish the Noyce Foundation in honor of her father, Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Intel. The foundation focuses on improving K-12 education, particularly in mathematics and science. From 1993-2002, Penny helped lead a statewide math and science improvement effort called PALMS in the state of Massachusetts. She gradually withdrew from medical practice to focus on her education work and on raising her five children. She has served on the boards of numerous non-profits, including most recently the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, TERC, the Libra Foundation of Maine, the Concord Consortium, and the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications.
As her older children set off for college, Penny began writing for middle-grade children. Her first two novels for children were: Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers, and The Ice Castle: An Adventure in Music; now she has authored several more since then, and these may be found throughout the THL website. Penny serves as the editorial lead for our Galactic Academy of Science series of science mysteries. Tumblehome Learning represents a convergence of Penny’s interests in science, education, and great writing for kids.
Penny loves to travel, ski, ride horses, and explore islands.
Part of the GALACTIC ACADEMY OF SCIENCE series
192 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.5, 20+ color pictures/illustrations
FORMATS: TRADE PAPER
TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (US $10.95) (CA $12.95)
PUBLICATION DATE: OCTOBER 2014