Like the mythical princess Andromeda, who was chained to a rock and left to be devoured by a terrible sea monster, 11 year old Mary Andromeda is powerless – held captive in her cruel uncle’s mansion since her mother left her, six years ago. But when an unexpected gift and a sudden turn of events brings her to Evergreen Isle, a mysteriously abandoned island-of-science, she begins to learn the truth: about her mother’s departure, the plans of a secret society, and her own place in an ancient family of astronomers.
In the first book of The Journals of Evergreen Isle series, author J.G. Kemp weaves the wonder of astronomy, technology, and science history into a fast-paced, adventure mystery, set in the near future.
Go to the For Teachers page to read more about the educational content of the book and to see how it can be used in the middle grade classroom, or go to About the Journals to learn more about The Journals of Evergreen Isle book series and science-education fiction.