Exciting New 2014 eBook Series!
Thirteen-year-old Zack Granger and his sister Rachel's expedition to Octopus Island started out simply enough. They just wanted to do some exploring - and some searching for clues to their father's strange disappearance.
What they encountered was a wild, stormy, apparently uninhabited place with forbidding cliffs and caves and whirlpools and an ancient lighthouse filled with secrets. What they stumbled on was something even more dangerous - the terrifying mystery of Octopus Island.
Octopus Island is the first of six mystery adventure stories for the 9- to 13-year-old reader by veteran author Jan Pierson (a.k.a. Calamity Jan), And Howling Caves is the second. You can buy (or borrow if you are an amazon.com Prime member) these exciting children's books here.
Stay tuned as the other books in the Calamity Creek Mystery series appear, ready for kids to enjoy when they're looking for scary mysteries to read!
Goodbye God, I'm Going to Bodie - Ghost of Nighthawk
Shadow of Shaniko - The Haunted Horse of Gold Hill
Goodbye God, I'm Going to Bodie kicks off this ghost town History
Mystery Series for middle-grade readers with a story based on a well-known
legend of Bodie, California. When 12-year-old Meggie and her best friend,
Paige, uncover the missing diary in the ghost town of Bodie, California, they
have no idea what secrets had been buried for over a hundred years. Bodie -
once known as "The wildest mining camp in the West" - comes to life through
the words of Anna Louise Lockmoor. Who is this girl whose words, "Goodbye
God, I'm going to Bodie" have become a legend? Why was she afraid? What was
she hiding? > > > to Bodie page
Ghostowners #2: Ghost of Nighthawk. Nighthawk, Washington. Nighthawk, Washington. Meggie, Paige and a pain-in-the-neck kid named Jay Paul Leeberg, search for the legendary
Haggerty gold buried somewhere near the ghost town of Nighthawk. But someone is following them. Is it the ghost of Nighthawk? While Meggie tries to save her best friend from certain death, a letter falls out of a curtain rod in the freaky old Nighthawk Hotel. The letter leads them to the final shocking discovery near the Nighthawk Mine. But they are trapped. Is it too late? > > > to Nighthawk page
Ghostowners #3: Shadow of Shaniko. Shaniko, Oregon. The story unravels in
the Shaniko School where someone is leaving death messages on the chalk board, warning Meggie and Paige to get out. Why? A Native American runaway named Gabe Stackpole complicates everything when he involves them in his own dangerous journey. Now they must all try to escape from the Whipman who pursues them. And who is the Bushtn? This multicultural ghost town mystery blends with history, humor and drama until the surprising climax when they follow the shadow of Shaniko into the wool warehouse and find the answer. > > > to Shaniko page
Ghostowners #4: The Haunted Horse of Gold Hill revolves around an orphaned wild mustang colt and the plight of the endangered wild horses of the Virginia Range near Virginia City/Gold Hill, Nevada. Why is the mysterious colt circling the tombstone on the outskirts of Gold Hill? What haunts this small, wild horse that has been sighted in the hills for over a hundred years? Twelve-year-old Paige, and her best friend, Meggie, are determined to find out, but a teenage drifter named Brooks involves them in an even more perilous web of high-stakes danger and intrigue. > > > to The Haunted Horse of Gold Hill page
I can't tell you how much my students enjoyed your book. My husband and I went to Bodie for the second time this past summer and I gathered as much information as possible. This included a dvd, a map, your book, and so many pictures. I enlarged the pictures and created a bulletin board, started the California Gold Rush unit, and showed a bits of the dvd. They were enjoying the unit, but when I started reading your book as a "read aloud," the kids became so much more interested. In my near 20 years teaching, I have never seen such interest in a book! They didn't care if they missed the bus to go home, they just didn't want me to stop reading! After many discussions during the read aloud, and when the book was finished, they had a classroom debate as to whether or not Anna died or left. When we finished our classroom debate, it continued at lunch, on the playground, and back inside the classroom...amazing interest for 3rd and 4th graders!!
Mrs. Thomas - Endeavour School of Exploration - Victorville, CA
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