COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and science educator J.G. Kemp is pleased to announce the release of " Mary Andromeda and the Amazing Eye," the first book in a science-education fiction series for middle-grade readers, written in the tradition of adventures such as " Harry Potter" and " A Series of Unfortunate Events." Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161122/442282 Brimming with mystery, suspense, and the wonders of the night sky, Mary Andromeda and the Amazing Eye is available now through Amazon and most national book sellers, in print and eBook. "As a high school science teacher, I noticed that many of my students, when they were younger, read a lot of fantasy adventure," said J.G. Kemp. "I searched and searched, and read books my own 9 year old daughter was reading, and I couldn't find an adventure series that revolved around real science, so I started writing one." " Mary Andromeda and the Amazing Eye is about an 11 year old girl, who finds herself on a mysteriously abandoned island, where she and four other children explore the vacant estates-of-science left behind by a secret society," Mr. Kemp explained. "And while solving the mystery of the island, and her own past, Mary discovers a love of astronomy." "The book creatively explores myth, science history (with references to Galileo's Starry Messenger for example), and science methods and discoveries, such as how to photograph the Andromeda Galaxy, but most of all, the story is exciting, and my hope is that readers will absorb some science and wonder as they are swept away on the adventure." Although the book is directed at 8-12 year olds, "my team of reviewers and readers of all ages have enjoyed the story, especially teachers and people with a background or career in science."