Secrets of the Badlands
Author Alice Kuipers
Amia’s dad has decided to move his family from London to the frozen wasteland of Canada’s Badlands. When they arrive, his grandmother’s home is not as picturesque as he remembered it. How will the family cope with this massive upheaval? What is the mysterious secret that Amia’s new friend Garnet is so desperate to share? Will Amia survive in this remote wilderness? You decide!
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Chapter 1 The Arrival
Amia never wanted to hear certain words again: Pumpjack. Prairie. Hoodoo. Drumheller. She’d heard them hundreds of times since Dad had decided to uproot the whole family from London to Canada. Not...
Chapter 2 Footprints in the Snow
The wind whipped round Amia as she tried to balance on the narrow ledge. Her gloved fingers grew weak with cold. She began to panic. Without warning, the piece of rock that Amia was clutching cam...
Chapter 3 The Explorer
Amia shivered as if a spider were crawling down her spine. The eerily lit mine tunnel was suddenly cooler. Was that a breeze coming through? A breeze from outside? And with it the chance of gettin...
Chapter 4 Unexpected Danger
“Garnet, what should we do?” Amia yelled, the sound of rushing water echoing in her ears. “It’s coming from behind us.” Garnet cried. “I’m sure of it. We should keep going, try to outrun it.” His...
Chapter 5 The Dazzling Hoard
The enormous T-Rex lay drooling across the far side of the cave, surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. It was an impressive sight. Each breath hetook lifted his whole huge ribcage making him ...