Synopses & Reviews
Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sistertwo Shoshone kidsare placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah.
In this National Parks Mystery, twelve-year-old Jack Landon and his younger sister Ashley travel with their wildlife biologist mom and photographer dad to Utahs Zion National Park. Dr. Olivia Landon becomes involved in an investigation into the strange behavior of a group of wild white mustangs that belong to the Chloride Herd. Trouble seems to follow the two yong Shoshone kids temporarily placed in the foster care of the Landons. A string of life-threatening disasters keeps young readers turning pages as the fast-paced story builds to a heart-stopping conclusion.
Jack and Ashley explore Zion National Park with their family as Dr. Olivia Landon investigates the strange deaths of some wild white mustangs. When two Shoshone kids, Ethan and Summer, are placed in the Landons' foster care, trouble begins. Although he teaches Jack and Ashley the Ghost Dance, Ethan makes no secret of his dislike for "Anglos." Includes a park map.
About the Author
Alane Ferguson is an award-winning writer. Her first mystery, Show Me the Evidence,
won the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Elizabeth, CO.
Award-winning author Gloria Skurzynski has written almost 60 children's books. Her non-fiction book, Almost the Real Thing, won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. She has written several nonfiction books for National Geographic, including Are We Alone, an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Young People and an IRA/CBC Young Adults' Choice for 2006. She lives in Boise, ID.