lostAuthor: Wilson, John
Pub. Date: 2016
Pages: 144
List Price: 9.95
Suggested Grades: 6 to 8
FICTION – (Included in the Middle Package – paperback)

“Sam and Annabel are pleased when they are selected to take a cruise to the Arctic. And they are thrilled when they learn that the cruise will take them past a site connected to the most famous mystery in Arctic history: the Franklin Expedition. But things on the cruise are not what they seem. When Sam and Annabel make a startling discovery on a small island close to where archaeologists are diving on the wreck of the Erebus, one of the Franklin’s ships, they are confronted by an old enemy. Isolated and outnumbered, how can they possibly save the priceless artifact that may hold the answer to the Franklin mystery?

Currents are short high-interest novels with contemporary themes, written expressly for middle-school students reading below grade level.”

Reviewed by Beth Wilcox. CM: Canadian Review of Materials, January, 2016 Highly Recommended “Wilson has hit his stride in his books about Sam and Annabel, drawing readers in with the fascinating mystery of the Franklin Expedition and building to an exciting climax. The author’s note at the end of the book is sure to get readers searching for the other books Wilson has written concerning John Franklin. Lost will appeal to a broad range of young readers of various reading levels beyond the intended audience.”