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Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sistertwo Shoshone kidsare placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after ELife-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sister—two Shoshone kids—are placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah....

Title : Ghost Horses
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ISBN : 9780792276678
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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Ghost Horses Reviews

  • Heather
    2019-03-07 06:20

    I read this because we are going to Zion and I like to read books set in the areas where we travel. This is a ya book and is very simply written. I found it lacking. Lame.

  • Amy
    2019-03-09 07:34

    This is not the last installment of the MYSTERIES IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS series, but until my local library network acquires any more, this is the last of the books in their collection. So I decided to save the best for last and read the book set in one of my favorite (and local) national parks, Zion -- GHOST HORSES.I really liked the mystery of the wild mustangs in this book -- of course, the mystery was in nearby Chloride Canyon rather than within the confines of the park. The foster kids, a brother & sister who grew up on a Native American reservation, were the typical stand-offish-but-misunderstood-and-genuinely-good kids that seem to be a common trope in these books -- and most kids usually are generally nice, despite their individual testing moments. When I think about it, maybe it's not necessarily the foster kids who are problem, though of course they come from troubled circumstances. Maybe it's that the main character, Jack Landon, does not socialize easily with anyone that's different from him.Anyway, I thought they did a nice job with the description of Zion National Park. However, the dangerous part of the park -- the flash flooding -- I felt was played down in terms of how dangerous it can get. The fact that 2 kids and an adult survived a flash flood while hiking in the Narrows is a freaking miracle. To be swept away down the river and only get a broken arm? To cling to a narrow ledge and only come away with a concussion? Please. This is probably the first book in the series where I had said to myself, "Yeah, in real life these people would have been dead meat."To summarize: Fun book, but don't hike the Narrows if there is even a remote chance of a flash flood because it will be NOTHING like what happens to the characters in the book.

  • Beverly McCall
    2019-03-18 04:18

    Ghost Horses is the second book in Gloria Skurzynski’s Mysteries in our National Parks series that I’ve read and was very impressed with this piece. The story is set in Zion National Park. We are introduced to the Landon family and in particular their 12-year old son, Jack. We are also introduced to the Ingawanup siblings, Ethan and Summer, who are foster children. The Landon family takes in Ethan and Summer and as a blended family head off to explore Zion National Park. The story starts off slowly as we get to know all of the characters. But the third chapter the plot line starts to rise and becomes fast-paced.Skurzynski does a great job with her characters as they struggle to blend two cultures, American and Shoshone. We also see how the two boys, Ethan and Jack, come to terms with their rivalry and overcome a major challenge. Skurzynski bridges the rivalry gab by building suspense by introducing magic/superstition as a red herring. Her concise descriptive language allows the reader to feel like they are there with these characters in Zion. This is a good book for fifth graders and I highly recommend it. I can see fifth grade teachers using to focus on character study.

  • KidsFiction Teton County Library
    2019-03-16 11:10

    J SkurzynskiJack Landon and his family live in Jackson Hole. Jack's parents are foster parents, thus Jack and his sister, Ashley, often have other children sharing their daily adventures. The story takes place in Zion National Park in Utah and on the Chloride range (on BLM land).Two Shoshone kids, Ethan and his sister, Summer, are placed in the Landon's foster care. Ethan does not hide his dislike for "Anglos". It is a struggle right from the start for Jack and Ethan to get along. Even after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the Ghost Dance, Jack is still unsure about Ethan's friendship.Olivia Landon is a wildlife biologist, and is asked to help investigate the mysterious deaths of some white mustangs. The book deals with the emotions of the Landon family and the Shoshone children. One will also learn about some of the differences between the NPS and BLM on wildlife management. You will be along with Mr. Landon's and the boys' frightening adventure up the Narrows. Are the life-threatening events just accidents, or is there some strange magic in the Ghost Dance? The answer waits in the raging waters of Slickrock Canyon!

  • Madeline Henricksen
    2019-03-20 07:23

    Ghost Horses is book number six in the "Mysteries in our National Parks" series. Jack and Ashley Landon are siblings in a family that temporarily houses foster children. Their family travels to our nation's many national parks and find mysteries waiting for them. In this book, the pair find themselves at Zion National Park in Utah. The siblings learn the Ghost Dance with the help of Ethan and Summer, the Shoshone foster children they are currently housing. They are told the Ghost Dance is supposed to bring bad luck, but when bad things start happening, should they believe the superstition?I really like this series because it is set in places I would want to see someday AND features animals in every book. I also love a good mystery!

  • Kris
    2019-02-20 11:08

    Good middle school read. Mystery set in Zion National Park. Features a Native American sibling pair and the boy's resentment of Anglos, magnificent scenery descriptions, minor discussion of the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management policies, and a mystery involving wild horses.I picked this one up from my middle school library because we are planning a trip to Zion later this summer. The characters in the book hike two of our planned hikes - trust me, I will check the weather report before hiking the Narrows!

  • Kay Carman
    2019-02-27 12:18

    I read this book set in Zion National Park to prepare for a visit there in a couple of months. I was hoping it would, within the story's framework, give me some insight into the features of the park. It did actually give in-depth views of two of the Park's features, the Narrows and the herds of wild mustangs, but not the kind of information I was hoping for. It's a pretty good adventure story for both boys and girls, and has a nice view into Native American culture of the area too.

  • Cathy Smith
    2019-03-05 05:10

    I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I enjoyed this story. It had a great message about how we need to give time to get to know each other better. Jack and Ethan finally become friends, and the mystery of the ghost horses is solved. I like that it is based on the area for real. It is well written for young people and they should enjoy it very much. It was a very good read for me!

  • Crystal
    2019-03-21 10:05

    Okay. I like the fact the authors took the time and research the national park to write a good book. Drama was switch on and we wonder if Jack and the Shoshone kids would ever get along and the "curse" behind the ghost dance and how it effects the family road trip. ADVENTOUS definitely and I like that I learned a lot. People might like the book but this is just me saying, it's OK.

  • Joleny Hernandez
    2019-03-11 05:18

    wow an amazing story of the native is hard for them since they lost their mom and their grandma...white people may be mean and bad but that doesn't mean every white people because there are some who cares

  • Julie
    2019-03-12 11:24

    I think both boys and girls would enjoy this book. The story was interesting but easy to follow. I enjoyed it.

  • Susan
    2019-03-18 10:20

    This book would be a great "read-a-loud" in a Utah studies class. It gives history of Zions, the Native Americans and life in the Wild West.It is for younger readers.

  • Anna
    2019-03-03 04:31

    This is a good book in Zion NP(National Park). We will be going Zion, but not for awhile.

  • Elleeah
    2019-03-01 10:12

    very good book , very good plot , I should like way too aver more books so

  • Jody
    2019-03-19 10:19

    This one is about Zion National Park. Let me just take this opportunity to gently let you all know that the proper names is Zion National Park, NOT Zion's National Park. Just Zion. Okay? Thanks!

  • Lindy
    2019-03-22 08:16

    5/21 111 Skurzynski, Gloria Ghost Horses 16 [g 0 ratred 3isbn 07922-7055 x unable to find on goodreads

  • Olivia
    2019-03-05 08:07

    I loved it. My friend will give me the next book. I read Cliff-Hanger, and I knew I was in love with the series. I want to read the whole series someday.

  • Andd Becker
    2019-03-04 06:19

    The characters are not well-developed.