Spirit in the Rainforest joins Tom and Liz Austen as they seek answers to the strange secrets held in Nearby Island, British Columbia. Alarmed by the ghostly shape of the hermit Mosquito Joe, they take shelter in a deserted school, where they hear a girl's voice cry "Beware! Beware!" Appealing to children's inherent keen interest in mystery, Eric Wilson has skillfully woven accurate Canadian geographic and historic information into his writing. As such, these novels lend themselves to the integrated study of the mystery genre with Canadian geography topics in social studies, and investigation units in science. Spirit In The Rainforest provides rich material for the study of setting, characterization and plot development. This Novel Study provides a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, chapter questions, crossword, and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.