Missing on Superstition Mountain (Missing on Superstition Mountain #1)
It’s summer and the three Barker brothers—Simon, Henry, and Jack—just moved from Illinois to Arizona. Their parents have warned them repeatedly notto explore Superstition Mountain, which is near their home. But when their cat Josie goes missing, they see no other choice. There’s something unusually creepy about the mountain and after the boys find three human skulls, the
Elise Broach is so good at writing children's literature; close read books, and exemplars of complex text, but I couldn't love this book. She set the stage creating a spooky ambiance and interesting characters but it doesn't really go anywhere or give the reader satisfying resolutions. It is too long a book to just promise to develop more in subsequent sequels. Big build-ups without the big bang!- Kinda like this time in college.....
In this case, Simon, Henry and Jack, have just moved from Chicago to Superstition, Arizona. Out their back door, they can see Superstition Mountain, but they are warned repeatedly by parents and the police not to go there. So of course they do. When Jack falls down a steep embankment, Simon and Henry go after him, and they fi...more
Set in central Arizona, the first of that trilogy - Missing on Superstition Mountain - introduces us to the Barker brothers - 11 year old Simon (the science lover with know-it-...more
My only real complaint is that the story offers no real resolution. I started the book expecting a stand-alone story, only realizing towards the...more
Clearly there's meant to be a sequel, since there are many unanswered questions and dropped hints, so many that I wonder how they can all be answered. Is the libr...more
When the three Barker brothers move to a new town, they are bored and loathe to make friends with the lone girl who is in their neighborhood for the summer. Soon, however, adventure calls after many adults warn the kids to stay off Superstition Mountain. Silly grown-ups! The kids discover some skulls on the mountain after chasing their cat on aftern...more
This was an action packed adventure story and the author did a good job capturi...more
Three brothers relocate to Superstition, Arizona with their parents and their cat. The cat runs off into the forbidden Superstition Mountains and the boys (against the rules!) go off to find her. They don't find the cat...but they do find 3 skulls. And the adventure begins. The cat is located (with the girl down the stree...more
Henry wondered whether the kind of mom who made lemonade was also more likely to grill you about everything. He wasn't sure why that would be true, but it seemed like it might be.
Book 1 of a trilogy. Probably g...more