Treasure on Superstition Mountain

Superstition Mountain Mysteries

Elise Broach; illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Even though Henry Barker and his two brothers learned firsthand that the urban legend about danger on nearby Superstition Mountain wasn’t just a myth, this doesn’t stop them from planning their return. Along with their friend Delilah, the Barker brothers soon find themselves entangled in more danger and mystery as they uncover a real treasure, but the discovery comes at a very big price—they barely survive an avalanche. The question remains—is someone after them, or is the mountain seeking revenge?

Treasure on Superstition Mountain is the second book in Elise Broach's Superstition Mountain series.


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“CAREFUL! She might hear you.”
Henry glanced at his open bedroom door, but there was no sign of their mother lurking in the hallway. He and his brothers were clustered in front of the closet, where Delilah’s neon pink backpack had been stowed for two entire weeks, untouched.
How he’d managed to accomplish that still astonished Henry. Simon and Jack were dying to see what he and Delilah had found on Superstition Mountain, and Henry was dying to show it to them. But after the hullabaloo of their adventure—their


Praise for Treasure on Superstition Mountain

Praise for Missing on Superstition Mountain:

An Amazon.com Best Book of the Month in June 2011

“An exciting adventure . . . Caparo’s skillful grayscale illustrations add a spooky element: three skulls mark each new chapter, and images like a black cat sitting on a crooked gravestone inspire chills. Classic horror and thriller elements combine with modern touches in Broach’s page-turner, a very promising start to this series.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“With the unusual setting, the lure of mystery and adventure, and a certain innocence reminiscent of the Boxcar Children series, this story should find a ready audience.” —Booklist

“Broach reserves plenty of suspicious characters, spooky landscapes and loose ends for the slated sequels, which both boys and girls will savor.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Shakespeare’s Secret:

North Dakota Flicker Tale Children’s Award Master List

“[More] evidence-driven than Blue Balliett’s Chasing Vermeer, this agreeable history-mystery may have even more appeal to budding sleuths.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Awards for Masterpiece:

American Library Association Notable Children’s Books

ABC E. B. White Read Aloud Award

Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year

CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)

Chicago Public Library Best of the Best

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Elise Broach; illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo

  • Elise Broach is the author of the award-winning books Masterpiece and Shakespeare’s Secret, and Desert Crossing. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University and lives with her family in Easton, Connecticut. Her novel Masterpiece will be an animated feature film in 2014. 

    Antonio Javier Caparo has illustrated many books for children, including the Magic Thief series and The Young Reader’s Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He lives in Montreal, Canada.

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Treasure on Superstition Mountain

Superstition Mountain Mysteries

Elise Broach; illustrations by Antonio Javier Caparo

Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List