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Publisher Comments:

Its summer and the three Barker brothers—Simon, Henry, and Jack—just moved from Illinois to Arizona. Their parents have warned them repeatedly not to explore Superstition Mountain, which is near their home. But when their cat Josie goes missing, they see no other choice. Theres something unusually creepy about the mountain and after the boys find three human skulls, they grow determined to uncover the mystery. Have people really gone missing over the years, and could there be someone or some thing lurking in the woods? Together with their new neighbor Delilah, the Barker boys are dead-set on cracking the case even if it means putting themselves in harms way.

Heres the first book in an action-packed mystery series by a New York Times bestselling author.

Missing on Superstition Mountain is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Fiction title for 2011.

Review:

"Broach follows her acclaimed Masterpiece with an exciting adventure set in a real-life Arizona mountain range that boasts numerous legends about colorful historical figures, unsolved murders, strange disappearances, and rumors of a hidden gold mine, which entices fortune-seekers despite the mountain's explicit dangers. The summer that 10-year-old Henry Barker; his know-it-all older brother, Simon; and his fearless younger brother, Jack, move into the house their family inherited from the boys' iconoclastic great-uncle, their parents declare Superstition Mountain forbidden territory. But when their cat runs away, the boys chase after her, and their escapades begin with the discovery of three human skulls. Joined by another newcomer, 10-year-old Delilah, the children research local history and folklore, study old coins and maps, and become acquainted with a variety of odd townspeople in preparation for a secret return to the mountain. Caparo's skillful grayscale illustrations add a spooky element: three skulls mark each new chapter, and images like a black cat sitting on a crooked gravestone inspire chills. Classic horror and thriller elements combine with modern touches in Broach's page-turner, a very promising start to this series. Ages 8 — 12. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Elise Broach is the author of the award-winning books Masterpiece and Shakespeare's Secret; and Desert Crossing. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University. She lives with her family in Easton, Connecticut. [www.elisebroach.com]

Antonio Javier Caparo has illustrated many books for children, including The Magic Thief series and The Young Reader's Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream. He lives in Montreal, Canada. [www.antoniocaparo.com]

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805090475
Author:
Broach, Elise
Publisher:
Christy Ottaviano Books-Henry Holt and Compan
Author:
Caparo, Antonio Javier
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Family/General (see also headings under Social Issues)
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Historical/Exploration
Subject:
Discovery.
Subject:
Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Series:
Superstition Mountain Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white llustrations throughout
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.125 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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Product details 288 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805090475 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Broach follows her acclaimed Masterpiece with an exciting adventure set in a real-life Arizona mountain range that boasts numerous legends about colorful historical figures, unsolved murders, strange disappearances, and rumors of a hidden gold mine, which entices fortune-seekers despite the mountain's explicit dangers. The summer that 10-year-old Henry Barker; his know-it-all older brother, Simon; and his fearless younger brother, Jack, move into the house their family inherited from the boys' iconoclastic great-uncle, their parents declare Superstition Mountain forbidden territory. But when their cat runs away, the boys chase after her, and their escapades begin with the discovery of three human skulls. Joined by another newcomer, 10-year-old Delilah, the children research local history and folklore, study old coins and maps, and become acquainted with a variety of odd townspeople in preparation for a secret return to the mountain. Caparo's skillful grayscale illustrations add a spooky element: three skulls mark each new chapter, and images like a black cat sitting on a crooked gravestone inspire chills. Classic horror and thriller elements combine with modern touches in Broach's page-turner, a very promising start to this series. Ages 8 — 12. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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