Blue John's Cavern is the first book in the Crystal Cave Adventures series for kids age 8-12 written by the owner of Mini Me Geology, Tracy Barnhart. In this book, 13 year-olds Brody and Emma must travel back in time through the Crystal Cave and steal samples of the rare Blue John fluorite from its heavily guarded cave. Crystal Cave Adventures is a mix of adventure, time travel and geology fun for tweens. If your kids like rocks and minerals, they will love exploring the world of the Blue John's Cavern.
A Crystal Cave Adventure, Book #1
Nothing interesting has ever happened in Diamond Falls, West Virginia, and that's doubly true for local teenagers Emma and Brody. Little do they know that a chance meeting with a famous geologist is about to show them the wildest time of their lives.
When Mr. M's prized rock and mineral collection is destroyed before it can be displayed at the state museum, Emma and Brody jump at the chance to find new samples. The geologist accepts the offer, and promptly sends them back to the year 1775 to help!
Back in time and across the pond in Derbyshire, England, Emma and Brody team with a young girl named Max to recover the rare Blue John Fluorite. Tapping into courage they never knew they had, the formerly boring West Virginians must protect a cave, avoid gun-toting soldiers, and return to the present before they're trapped forever.
Blue John's Cavern is the first book in a middle grade adventure/sci-fi series. If you like a little excitement thrown in with your science, then you'll love Tracy Barnhart's fast-paced and compelling debut novel.