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Treasure on Superstition Mountain (Missing on Superstition Mountain #2)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  112 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by Square Fish (first published October 16th 2012)
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Dec 17, 2014 Anastasia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, childrens, 2014
Like the first book in this series, this mystery story was pretty compelling for my 5 and 8 year old. It’s about three brothers and their female friend, who together explore a mysterious mountain in hopes of finding a lost gold mine. The kids repeatedly break the boys’ family’s rules about where they can go and exercise some pretty bad judgement. I didn’t really like the author’s repeated attempts to make the mom a killjoy and someone the kids had to deceive (how cool would it have been had they ...more
Feb 08, 2013 M. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2nd book in the series; sequel to Missing on Superstition Mountain. In Book 1, Henry, Simon, and Jack and their friend Delilah have moved to Superstition, AZ, living in the shadow of Superstition Mountain. They've gotten interested in various mysteries they've stumbled upon(who are the three people whose skeletal skulls the kids have found?) as they try to find the Lost Dutchman Mine. And who is trying to stop them?

In this book, the kids find an assortment of clues in the town library, in an ol
This one was a little slow getting started (or I was very distracted) so it took me a while to finish it.

But once I got about halfway in? Then it really moved forward and I finished the rest of it in a sitting.

The different settings add to the adventure. Will definitely have to pick up book three. This IS a series that you need to read all of and in order. No tidy endings to either of them so far.
Apr 25, 2013 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the narrative voice was much too sophisticated for the 10-year-old main character, Henry, even though he loves learning new words. If his dialogue is not peppered with words like "mollify", "blase", "chagrin", it shouldn't be in the narrative either. Sorry, that's the writer in me being picky, but the 8-year-old who might pick this up because he wants a good adventure story won't know what those words mean and probably won't take the time to look them up. The plot also seemed a bit con ...more
Book 2. It took me a long time to plow through this slightly scary adventure. It's possible I just couldn't ever focus on the story for long periods of time. It ended with even more questions than it started. The adults in the story tried to be there, stern "adultish" but they really weren't there which allowed for the kid's adventure.
I love this series by Elise Broach. I love the's a little bit scary, little bit funny and a whole lot of mystery and adventure. I love the fact that the Internet doesn't always work in this town...and even though the librarian is a mean character (haters gonna, I love the fact that this book is almost an exercise in how to treasure hunt and research. I'm giving serious thought to reading it aloud one of my fourth or fifth grade library classes to show them how to go abou ...more
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Feb 10, 2014 Tara Schaafsma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth
I'm enjoying this mystery series. Kind of fun- kids exploring, etc.
Apr 23, 2013 Tiffany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Younger children (ages 8-12) real-kid mystery. I grew up right by the Superstition Mountains so it caught my attention right away. Pretty fun--you'll want to check out all the books at once because they are definitely continued through the series. (I think there are 2 books out right now.) *In this book there were a couple of small details that made me laugh--you can't get cold tap water at home in the Arizona desert. :)
Apr 30, 2013 Jacqui rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-mystery
A mix of old-fashioned Hardy Boys mystery with just a hint of Indiana Jones adventure. Fast-paced and plot-driven this story does offer a tease of history(with an explanatory note in the afterward), some vivid descriptions of the perilous landscape, a satisfyingly unpleasant and threatening(and perhaps ghostly?)mystery woman and kids the readers will happily relate to.
Ann Haefele
Well written mystery that is part of a series. I read this one (book 2) without having read the first one to see if they had to be read in order. While there were enough explanations to allow me to follow the story, it is best to read them in order. There were a few parts where I would have liked more back ground knowledge on previous events.
This is the second book in the Supersitition Mountain series. The first one is Missing on Supersitition Mountain. You said you liked adventure books, so I think you'll enjoy this series.
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Jun 27, 2013 Kristen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed that all the rising action was for naught- no resolution to major questions until Book 3, I guess.
May 14, 2014 Donnica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked this second book in the series. Fun for young kids to read!
Love this series of books. Hope the third one comes out soon.
Jun 09, 2013 Sasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than the first one!
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Elise Broach is the New York Times bestselling author of children's books including Masterpiece, Shakespeare's Secret, 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 ...more
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