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When a cougar attacks a hiker in Mesa Verde National Park, the Landons have another mystery on their hands. Jack and Ashley are used to visiting parks with their wildlife veterinarian mother and photographer father, but this time their hands are full with a foster child called Lucky Deal. As Lucky and Jack become friends, Ashley becomes suspicious: What did Lucky take fromWhen a cougar attacks a hiker in Mesa Verde National Park, the Landons have another mystery on their hands. Jack and Ashley are used to visiting parks with their wildlife veterinarian mother and photographer father, but this time their hands are full with a foster child called Lucky Deal. As Lucky and Jack become friends, Ashley becomes suspicious: What did Lucky take from the burn site? Who did she call in the night? In a midnight showdown at Spruce Tree House, Jack realizes there's more to fear than a killer cat. Cliff-Hanger weaves Native American folklore, natural science, and geography into a heart-pounding thriller. The afterword by Will Morris, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at Mesa Verde, outlines the dangers of cougar attacks and the need to protect wild animals....

Title : Cliff-Hanger
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ISBN : 9780792276548
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 150 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Cliff-Hanger Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-05-17 07:55

    Mesa Verde National Park is on my wishlist of places to visit (I'll make it out there someday!) and this installment of the MYSTERIES IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS series takes place there. Jack and Ashley's mother has been called to investigate a recent unusual cougar attack, but their newest foster kid is the central mystery -- there's nothing known about her and she refuses to tell any truthful facts about herself, insisting on going by an alias "Lucky Deal." Eventually Jack and Ashley learn the truth about Lucky, and we learn why a cougar has been attacking people, and I actually liked how the ending of the book was left to be unresolved. It always impresses me how much this children's series doesn't play down to kids.I'd also like to mention that the ongoing theme of kid characters doing really stupid things continues in this book! These kids are REALLY bad at running around cougar-infested cliffs in the dark. Who does that??

  • Cathy
    2019-05-31 10:43

    I read this today after my entering-7th grader, who enjoyed it. I thought it was a pretty good story. We had visited Mesa Verde earlier this year, including Spruce House, and so it was easy for me to visualize the scenery and the ruins. The main characters were 12 and 13, so I almost felt like this was too juvenile a read for my 7th grader - or just a light read.I liked the topic of honesty between Jack and Lucky. Jack knew a world where most people were honest, and Lucky wasn't sure she'd ever met an honest person before. Lucky said, "I guess I've always known that some people were really honest, but, it's not like there's any of that in my life." Jack had to decide whether he trusted Lucky or his sister Ashley, and he came to the self-awareness that he "was learning to break rules. Just like Lucky."

  • Elizabeth Heuston
    2019-06-04 08:40

    By: Gloria Skurzynski and Alane FergusonGenre: Chapter Book. Fiction. MysteryAudience:Third to sixth gradeTopic and Theme: To be trustworthy and always go with the hunch if you have one. TeamworkCurricular Uses: Read Aloud. Independent readingReading Level fluentLiterary Elements: dialogue, symbolism Thoughts: The Landon kids are stuck with a mysterious girl, who is untrustworthy. They have to find the missing artifact before something terrible happens. Great story.

  • Mr. Z
    2019-06-01 13:50

    This was a nice little family mystery set in Mesa Verda National Park. The story moved quickly and the ending included some good information about parks and wildlife. So, it was a story as learning tool, as well as entertainment. I would think this story would be very appealing to students in grades 4-6 but probably not draw as much interest from students in 7th and 8th grade.

  • Karen
    2019-05-21 09:04

    Overall this is a sweet preteen book. I found the misuse of adverbs really (or in the case of the book's dialogue "real") distracting. I think that while English is a flexible language, I count on books to help people know how the language should work.

  • Kayla
    2019-05-27 13:58

    One of the kids I work with was reading this in school. She begged me to read it so I did. I was actually surprised at how much I actually liked the book. It definitely is a cliff-hanger and had me excited to turn the each page.

  • The Third Place A Teen Library
    2019-06-13 05:47

    F SKU mionp bk.2

  • Reving
    2019-05-23 11:44

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  • Laurie D'ghent
    2019-06-09 08:54

    I'm still shocked by how much I like this series. The voices are real, the relationships poignant, and the plotline thrilling. Yes, it's a children's book. And, yes, I love it.

  • Anna
    2019-05-20 08:55

    This book was good, but, like Deadly Waters, I liked Mesa Verde National Park better.

  • Jody
    2019-05-19 06:54

    Another little mystery in the series taking place in a delightful national park (Mesa Verde). All's well that ends well.

  • Pam
    2019-05-27 06:57

    Young Adult

  • Sandi
    2019-06-01 11:00

    I read this with the kids and really enjoyed it! It was suspenseful and very descriptive. The kids want to visit Mesa Verde now. :-)