Those Amazing Dogs are globe-trotting adventurers who live with world famous archaeologist Felix Strong and his wife, Erica. As Felix and Erica pursue new evidence of ancient civilizations, they find themselves in unexpected adventures in some of the wildest places on Earth. The dogs, Max, Molly and Oddie are always ready to save the day when things become dangerous.
Max, the oldest, is a Lhasa Apso; he is a seasoned adventurer in a small package. Tinier still is Molly, a Yorkshire Terrier. Her youthful enthusiasm sometimes makes Max impatient, but her attitude and energy is often what keeps the team together. The largest of the group is the Pit Bull, Oddie. Though his sweet and simple nature often hides his strength, Oddie is always ready to use brute force to protect his friends or help those in need.
Designed for young independent readers (7 to 12 years old), these chapter books form an engrossing story for all ages that enjoy a good adventure. They also provide material for discussion and bits of real history mixed in with the fantastic journey of the dogs and their humans. These books also respect a child's inquisitive nature and encourage their readers to learn new words and concepts.
Book number five, ''On the Coral Island,'' brings the dogs and their human companions out to sea. They must survive a dangerous ship wreck and brave the shark-infested ocean before finding themselves stranded on an uncharted island.
Following clues discovered on their original Viking map and the navigational charts discoverd in the Mexican pyrmid, Felix and Erica Strong are certain they will uncover a new lost civilization. But it is their faithful dogs, Max, Molly and Oddie who hold the link to everyone's rescue.
With new friends and unlikely help from the island's mysterious inhabitants, ''On the Coral Island'' is the most thrilling adventure yet for Those Amazing Dogs!
Exciting, educational and motivating reading for independent readers between 7 and 12 years of age, or anyone who loves a good adventure story.