Missing on Superstition Mountain
It’s summer and the three Barker brothers—Simon, Henry, and Jack—just moved from Illinois to Arizona. Their parents have warned them repeatedly not to 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, th
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.....
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
When this book was offered to me, I wasn't told that it was a children's book, but since it is a mystery, and it is set right in my own backyard, it didn't make much ...more
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
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
Being bored, and feeling the need to chase the cat when she's run away, the boys follow their noses right up the mountain their parents have forbidden them. The expected troubl ...more