Crocs (Sharks Incorporated #3)

by Randy Wayne White (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

The trio of brave friends who make up Sharks, Inc--Luke, Maribel and Sabina--dive into a crocodile-filled adventure in Crocs, the third book in bestselling author Randy Wayne White's Sharks Incorporated series.

Marine biologist Doc Ford has a new mission for Sharks Inc.: visit Sanibel Island's remote Bone Field to find a wild orange tree that's survived a disease destroying Florida's citrus. There, the members of Sharks Incorporate find oranges unlike any they've ever seen, but can't find the tree Doc needs. Worse, the area is protected by a massive saltwater crocodile.

What the team doesn't expect is to meet a reclusive woman who threatens to call the police if they trespass on her land again. Reluctant to give up, the trio learns she needs help. When she was young, the woman found King Calusa's grave. Now, she believes the ghost of the dead king, who was beheaded by Spanish explorers 500 years ago, is haunting her.

To uncover the truth, the kids return to the Bone Field. The thousand-pound crocodile is determined to protect its hatchlings, but crocs turns out to be the least of their worries. The intrepid trio discovers the woman's wealthy neighbor is selling illegal reptiles--and he knows the secret of the dead king's missing gold medallion.

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Praise for Stingers
Something for everyone but especially fans of fast-paced eco-fiction. - Kirkus

Full of facts about wildlife and preservation and survival tips, all infused with an appreciation and respect for local habitats. - Booklist

Praise for Fins
Kids who enjoy adventure, science and sharks will be hooked by this swashbuckling story. - Tampa Bay Times

[Fins] examines how a difficult past can give strength and shape an intentional present.This well-paced, exciting series opener will keep readers on their toes. - Kirkus

Give to readers looking for science-based mysteries. - Booklist

"Nobody navigates the natural beauty and dangerous twists of Florida's mangrove backwaters better than Randy Wayne White. Part detective novel, part field guide, and 100 percent authentic Florida—this fun and suspenseful tale shows Randy Wayne White is an undisputed master of his craft, and this place." —John Rasmus, former editor in chief at Nat Geo Traveler, Men's Journal, and Outside

"Filled with scoundrels, humor, sharks, intrepid kids, and a surprise ending all wrapped around an environmental theme. Prepare yourself for a fast boatload of fun!" - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Randy Wayne White
Randy Wayne White is the New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of the Doc Ford series. Randy was named a Florida Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Book Festival and is a winner of the Florida Humanities Council's Lifetime Achievement award. A fishing and nature enthusiast, he has written extensively for Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, and Men's Health. He lives on Sanibel Island, Florida, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years, and spends his free time windsurfing, playing baseball, and hanging out at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille. Sharks Incorporated is his first middle-grade series.
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Roaring Brook Press
Publication date
February 20, 2022
Sharks Incorporated
BISAC categories
JUV028000 - Juvenile Fiction | Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
JUV002170 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Marine Life
Library of Congress categories
Ghost stories
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife rescue
Sanibel Island (Fla.)
Wild animal trade
Sanibel Island

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