Bob Hunter and Willie Deal know they are special. After all, they were born in the Panama Canal Zone, which definitely had been created for teenage boys. The Isthmus of Panama, 600 miles north of the equator, is a tropical paradise. Dense rain forests cover the land, while the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans splash on opposite shores 50 miles apart. Both oceans are teeming with fish, and the boys spend every minute they can exploring Panama's jungles and its deep and shallow waters. They are used to its tropical storms, but nothing has prepared them for the torrential downpour that leads them on the greatest adventure of their lives. Bilingual juvenile novel in English and Spanish with critical thinking and reflective questions at the end of the book.