Missing on Superstition Mountain
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's the story?
Chicago boys Simon, Henry, and Jack Barker move to Arizona, where ominous Superstition Mountain dominates their small town. Many people have died or disappeared looking for a rumored gold mine there, and the boys' parents (and every other adult they meet) forbid them to go near the place. But when their cat bolts up the mountain, they chase after her and make a grisly discovery. The boys and their neighbor, Delilah, begin to dig into the mountain's fascinating mysteries -- but someone seems determined to keep them away, no matter the cost.
Is it any good?
Families can talk about...
- Families can talk about the children's forbidden visits to the mountain. Are they justified in breaking the rules? What would you do in the same situation?
Do you think a story that ends with so many unanswered questions is still satisfying? Why do you think mysteries are so popular with kids?
- How might the story be different if the Barker boys had easy access to the Internet?
|Topics:||Adventures, Brothers and sisters, Cats, dogs, and mice, Friendship|
|Publisher:||Henry Holt & Company, Inc.|
|Publication date:||June 21, 2011|
|Number of pages:||272|
|Publisher's recommended age(s):||8 - 12|
|Available on:||Paperback, Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle|