Even though Henry Barker and his two brothers learned firsthand that the urban legend about danger on nearby Superstition Mountain wasn't just a myth, this doesn't stop them from planning their return. Along with their friend Delilah, the Barker brothers soon find themselves entangled in more danger and mystery as they uncover a real treasure, but the discovery comes at a very big price they barely survive an avalanche. The question remains is someone after them, or is the mountain seeking revenge?
"Treasure on Superstition Mountain" is the second book in Elise Broach's Superstition Mountain series.
About the Author
Elise Broach is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Masterpiece", "Shakespeare s Secret and Desert Crossing", "Missing on Superstition Mountain", the first book in the Superstition Mountain Trilogy, as well as several picture books. Her books have been selected as ALA notable books, Junior Library Guild selections, a "Publishers Weekly" Best Children s Book, a New York Public Library Best Book for the Teenage, an IRA Teacher s Choice, an E.B. White Read Aloud Award, and nominated for an Edgar Award, among other distinctions. Ms. Broach holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University. She was born in Georgia and lives in the woods of rural Connecticut, walking distance from three farms, a library, a post office and two country stores.
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.
Praise for Missing on Superstition Mountain:
An Amazon.com Best Book of the Month in June 2011
“An exciting adventure . . . 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.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“With the unusual setting, the lure of mystery and adventure, and a certain innocence reminiscent of the Boxcar Children series, this story should find a ready audience.” —Booklist
“Broach reserves plenty of suspicious characters, spooky landscapes and loose ends for the slated sequels, which both boys and girls will savor.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Shakespeare’s Secret:
North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Award Master List
“[More] evidence-driven than Blue Balliett’s Chasing Vermeer, this agreeable history-mystery may have even more appeal to budding sleuths.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Awards for Masterpiece:
American Library Association Notable Children’s Books
ABC E. B. White Read Aloud Award
Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award