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Ghost Horses (Mysteries in Our National Parks #6)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  131 Ratings  ·  18 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 E ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 8th 2007 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published 2000)
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Heather
Jul 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
I read this because we are going to Zion and I like to read books set in the areas where we travel. This is a ya book and is very simply written. I found it lacking. Lame.
Amy
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is not the last installment of the MYSTERIES IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS series, but until my local library network acquires any more, this is the last of the books in their collection. So I decided to save the best for last and read the book set in one of my favorite (and local) national parks, Zion -- GHOST HORSES.

I really liked the mystery of the wild mustangs in this book -- of course, the mystery was in nearby Chloride Canyon rather than within the confines of the park. The foster kids, a br
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Beverly McCall
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fifth grade students and teachers
Ghost Horses is the second book in Gloria Skurzynski’s Mysteries in our National Parks series that I’ve read and was very impressed with this piece. The story is set in Zion National Park. We are introduced to the Landon family and in particular their 12-year old son, Jack. We are also introduced to the Ingawanup siblings, Ethan and Summer, who are foster children. The Landon family takes in Ethan and Summer and as a blended family head off to explore Zion National Park. The story starts off slo ...more
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Jack Landon and his family live in Jackson Hole. Jack's parents are foster parents, thus Jack and his sister, Ashley, often have other children sharing their daily adventures. The story takes place in Zion National Park in Utah and on the Chloride range (on BLM land).

Two Shoshone kids, Ethan and his sister, Summer, are placed in the Landon's foster care. Ethan does not hide his dislike for "Anglos". It is a struggle right from the start for Jack and Ethan to get along. Even after Eth
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Madeline Henricksen
Jul 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ghost Horses is book number six in the "Mysteries in our National Parks" series. Jack and Ashley Landon are siblings in a family that temporarily houses foster children. Their family travels to our nation's many national parks and find mysteries waiting for them. In this book, the pair find themselves at Zion National Park in Utah. The siblings learn the Ghost Dance with the help of Ethan and Summer, the Shoshone foster children they are currently housing. They are told the Ghost Dance is suppos ...more
Kris
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: youngadult, my-choice
Good middle school read. Mystery set in Zion National Park. Features a Native American sibling pair and the boy's resentment of Anglos, magnificent scenery descriptions, minor discussion of the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management policies, and a mystery involving wild horses.

I picked this one up from my middle school library because we are planning a trip to Zion later this summer. The characters in the book hike two of our planned hikes - trust me, I will check the weather repor
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Kay Carman
Feb 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: stories, shoshone, zion, wild
I read this book set in Zion National Park to prepare for a visit there in a couple of months. I was hoping it would, within the story's framework, give me some insight into the features of the park. It did actually give in-depth views of two of the Park's features, the Narrows and the herds of wild mustangs, but not the kind of information I was hoping for. It's a pretty good adventure story for both boys and girls, and has a nice view into Native American culture of the area too.
Cathy Smith
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I enjoyed this story. It had a great message about how we need to give time to get to know each other better. Jack and Ethan finally become friends, and the mystery of the ghost horses is solved. I like that it is based on the area for real. It is well written for young people and they should enjoy it very much. It was a very good read for me!
Crystal
May 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Okay. I like the fact the authors took the time and research the national park to write a good book. Drama was switch on and we wonder if Jack and the Shoshone kids would ever get along and the "curse" behind the ghost dance and how it effects the family road trip. ADVENTOUS definitely and I like that I learned a lot. People might like the book but this is just me saying, it's OK.
Joleny Hernandez
Nov 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
wow an amazing story of the native americans....it is hard for them since they lost their mom and their grandma...white people may be mean and bad but that doesn't mean every white people because there are some who cares
Julie
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-mystery
I think both boys and girls would enjoy this book. The story was interesting but easy to follow. I enjoyed it.
Susan
Jul 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: slmta
This book would be a great "read-a-loud" in a Utah studies class. It gives history of Zions, the Native Americans and life in the Wild West.
It is for younger readers.
Anna
Apr 12, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-series
This is a good book in Zion NP(National Park). We will be going Zion, but not for awhile.
Elleeah
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing

very good book , very good plot , I should like way too aver more books so
Jody
Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one is about Zion National Park. Let me just take this opportunity to gently let you all know that the proper names is Zion National Park, NOT Zion's National Park. Just Zion. Okay? Thanks!
Lindy
May 21, 2013 rated it liked it
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Olivia
I loved it. My friend will give me the next book. I read Cliff-Hanger, and I knew I was in love with the series. I want to read the whole series someday.
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Andd Becker
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
The characters are not well-developed.
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