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 author of the acclaimed novel Shakespeare s Secret, as well as several picture books. Ms. Broach did graduate work in history at Yale University. Her nonfiction research and writing projects have taken her to the deserts of the American Southwest several times. Ms. Broach lives with her husband and three children in Easton, Connecticut, where she writes, edits the library newsletter, and is active in town government.
Antonio Javier Caparo is a Cuban-born illustrator and designer. Although much of his early career was spent in graphic design, his passion for animation and comics led him to devote himself to illustration--both traditional and digital. He has been published around the world and has won numerous awards in multiple countries. He lives in Quebec, 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