Sam Dahl - The Tree Top People of Orus continues the excitement begun in Adventure One - Sophie meets the Devil Dog. Sam and his crew hope to find his parents and other scientists who they believe are being held captive. Peace and harmony continue to elude Sophie's resourceful and colorful crew as they soar from one dangerous encounter to the next. This galactic group of young adventures often view danger as exciting, and in retrospect as fun. Their skills include the ability to fly spaceships, the use of healing plants and the use of electronics and navigational devices. Epic space battles and endearing characters make this book a quick read. These unlikely heroes capture the heart and mind with budding romance, smart science, and quirky attitudes that help conquer the day. Originally written for middle school students, readers from 10 year-olds to 80+ have found the first book, Sophie meets the Devil Dog exciting. Montague kws how to capture and hold even the most reluctant reader's attention and continues to do so throughout the entire series.
Rita Montague is a biologist, teacher and guitar player who just missed the hippy generation. She transited the Intra-Coastal Waterway with her family from Maryland to Florida and back. She is tied closely to nature having spent most of her life in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay and in Southwest Florida on Pine Island Sound and the Matlacha Pass. As a teacher of teens, Rita understands the importance of maintaining the attention of middle and high school students. She does this in her writing through ever changing adrenaline-pumping situations, similar to those provided by fiction adventure writers such as Clive Cussler. Rita uses actual scientific principles and terms in her writing. She often uses existing names of animals, healing plants, and lunar and/or planetary craters, rather than putting together nonsensical names. Her imagination is boundless. She is not above tapping into the quirky attitudes and budding romantic desires of young teens. Rita draws on her life experiences as a mother, teacher, scientist, musician, islander, and sailor to create Sam Dahl - THE TREE TOP PEOPLE OF ORUS. This Sci-Fi thriller was written for middle school students, but captures the interest of readers of all ages. Adventure one was SOPHIE MEETS THE DEVIL DOG and adventure three of the trilogy will be ATTACK OF THE GARGANS. She continues to explore, teach, and write in southwest Florida.