Orca Book Publishers

Browse by Category

Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 224
Themes: cowboys, ranching, adventure, horseback riding, early aviation, silver mining, 1930s
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing
Pub Date: 15/09/2016
Bookmark and Share
The year is 1938, two years since Sophie, Molly, Mark, Harriet, Leticia and Posy made international headlines when they uncovered the buried treasure of the notorious Brother XII. Since then life has been decidedly unexciting for the adventure-loving crew, who feel more at home on the rolling deck of a sailboat than in their stuffy boarding school. But once again, Uncle Bert (aka Captain Gunn) comes to the rescue when he invites the whole gang for another holiday abroad. The kids trade in their pirate caps for cowboy hats and head off on a cattle drive in the North American West. But when they run into a familiar villain, the trip takes an ominous turn, culminating in a dangerous mission to an old mine. Will their adventurous ways get the better of the kids this time, or will fortune smile upon them yet again?

Resources for Teachers:

Orca Book Publishers produces a number of tools and resources to help teachers, librarians, reading specialists and other education professionals enrich the teaching and learning experience. Please visit our Teacher Resources website to access and download materials.

Classroom Materials:

Classroom Projects

Readers Theater Scripts

Teachers' Guides

Resource Guides

Research and Support Materials:

Common Core

Reading Levels

Reaching Reluctant Readers:

Best Books for Struggling Readers


Reading Strategies

You might also be interested in:

Up in Arms
By author: Amanda Spottiswoode   Illustrated by: Molly March