Chasing the Jaguar by Michele Dominguez Greene
(Martika Galvez Mystery)

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Girl next door . . . or Mayan sorceress ?

Martika Gálvez's "To Do" list:

1. Research final project for art class–on the jaguar

2. Study the arts of telepathy (ESP) and pyrokinesis (starting fires at will)

3. Build an altar and pray to Mayan deities

4. Use psychic powers to recover stolen ancient statue and help rescue abducted teen girl...

5. and convince Mom I'm really studying at the library

Introducing Martika Gálvez, the Latina Nancy Drew of the new millennium.

Ages 12+


About Michele Dominguez Greene

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Michele Dominguez Greene is the author of"Keep Sweet" and?"Chasing the Jaguar". She?is active in numerous writing and literacy workshops with inner city kids throughout Southern California, and speaks regularly at conferences around the country. She has published articles in the "Los Angeles Times Magazine", "Animal Wellness Magazine, " and "Cuerpo Magazine", and?has had a long-standing, successful career as an actress, appearing in television, film, and theater. She lives in Los Angeles.
Published May 30, 2006 by HarperTeen. 227 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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When her mother’s wealthy employer, a shady car dealer who operates in the black market, sells an unusual jaguar statue stolen from a Mayan temple to the wrong buyer, resulting in the kidnapping of his teenage daughter, Jennifer, Martika believes that her dreams are connected.

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When her dreams begin involving Jennifer Colton, the recently kidnapped beautiful 16-year-old daughter of Ted Colton, a trader of antiquities on the black market, Martika learns she is from a long line of curanderas (""a woman with psychic powers of divination and astral projection"").

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