Christy Ottaviana Books
Henry Holt and Company
AVAILABLE: Hardcopy, paperback, Kindle, audio book
Simon (age 11), Henry (age 10), and Jack (age 6) are the Barker brothers. Their family has just moved to rural Arizona. It's a long way from Chicago, Illinois. At least there seems to be a lot of neat places to explore. Of course their parents ruin it by warning them to stay away from Superstition Mountain and the nearby ghost town. Several people have mysteriously disappeared and died on the mountain over the years. Usually the boys obey their parents, but when the family cat disappears they have find her even if it leads them onto the mountain. Which it does. The trail is dangerous and the place definitely feels creepy. Even more so, when they stumble on three human skulls. Not wanting to tell their parents and risk getting in trouble, they decided to solve the mystery of who died themselves with the help of their new neighbor Delilah.
MISSING ON SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN reads like a modern day Hardy Boy mystery with plenty of mystery and adventure woven into a blanket of unexplained deaths, a legendary goldmine, and a town hiding its secrets from its children. What kid wouldn't enjoy the excitement of a new and strange place riddled with superstition and the quest for treasure.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Grades 4-5
MYSTERY / SUSPENSE: Age appropiate
KID APPEAL: boys especially