Secret Melody-For ages 8-12. Secret Melody is the story of 12-year-old Alberto, a Peruvian shepherd boy and his little sister Mariela. Terrorists separated them from their parents. Now, a stranger has come to take them from their isolated village high in the Andes of Peru to their parents in New York City. A few hours into the journey, Alberto suspects the stranger’s intentions. How will he outwit the stranger, protect his little sister and find his parents?