- My New YA Mystery
- A Revolutionary Adventure
Join Mattie and Josh, the sister-brother team who discover the mysterious Chaos Cave. Ghostly breezes chill their spines as they try to interpret strange petroglyphs and a note of warning. The kids stumble upon a skeleton whose bones rest around an ancient Chinese Puzzle Box. Inside the box they find a ring—a ring that will change their lives forever. Chaos Cave transports Mattie and Josh on A Revolutionary Adventure as the kids travel through time to Boston, 1775. They encounter the evil Archie, who seeks the ring for all the power it holds. While they desperately try to evade Archie, they must also find a way to return to their own time without altering the course of important historic events. By secretly using their laptop computer and digital maps made with geographic information systems (GIS) technology, the kids share crucial British troop movements with famous patriots to help secure victory in the Revolutionary War. read more...
GIS has hit literature! "Chaos Cave: A Revolutionary Adventure" by Lesley Downie takes young readers into a time-travel and geospatial tech adventure. --GIS Education Community Blog
I found this book to be a teacher's dream…what a fresh, quality addition to books for tweens (and even adults) that can educate, inspire, and entertain! Doris A. Anderson, Amazon Reviewer
“The unique blend of historical fantasy and modern GIS technology make Chaos Cave: A Revolutionary Adventure both educational and interesting, but it is Downie’s skillful writing, artful pacing and the humanity of her characters that make the novel fun and captivating,” said Mark Stewart, a GIS educator. “This is definitely a story that deserves a whole series!”
I'm a sucker for time travel stories, so I was attracted to Chaos Cave strictly on premise. But I also love it when I can track an author from the time they first saunter onto the scene. Well, Lesley Downie doesn't saunter, but practically bolts out of the box with her heroic yarn that mixes time travel, history and science. V. Pooler, Amazon Reviewer