Tuesday, September 18, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Huber Hill and the Brotherhood of Coronado by B.K. Bostick

HUBER HILL AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF CORONADO
by B.K. Bostick
Sweetwater Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781599559810
Grades 3-6
Reviewed from copy provided by publisher through NetGalley.

The Dead Man's Treasure has been stolen! Now it's up to Huber and his gang to find it. But solving a mystery this big will mean traveling across the world and learning to trust some new friends, including a mysterious stranger. With humor, action, and a plot that keeps you guessing, this is one book you won't want to put down.


About the Author

B. K. Bostick resides among the magnificent Rocky Mountains. In addition to writing, he has spent his career in education. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Utah and his master's in psychology from Utah State University. He has worked as a teacher, after school program coordinator, junior high school counselor, and most recently as a teacher mentor for a university. He loves spending time with his lovely wife and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys eating Cheetos and watching old episodes of The Twilight Zone. 

From the Author (from Amazon)

As a kid, I loved the idea of traveling to a far away country- to learn different languages, taste different foods, and interact with different people. As I grew older, I fell in love with the Spanish language and its associated histories. When I attended the University of Utah, I minored in Spanish, learning all about the various regions of Spain. In particular, I recall learning of Salamanca- a site rich with history, culture, and secrets. I chose this region for the setting of Brotherhood of Coronado. In the story, Huber and the others stay at the University of Salamanca and their adventure takes them all through the city- La Glorieta Stadium, the Old Cathedral, the House of Shells, the Cave of Salamanca, the Plaza Mayor, and outside the city to a Castle in Segovia.
Brotherhood of Coronado introduces major new characters- Carlos & Pincho (inspired by Don Quixote and Sancho Panza), Alejandro, and Yesenia. The book also contains new villains- three self proclaimed Kings of a secret society called the Brotherhood of Coronado. Fausto, Matón, and Susurro are set on reacquiring the lost fortunes of the Spanish empire to bring about a new world order. While in pursuit of the Dead Man's Treasure, Huber and his companions get tangled up in their scheme.
In short, Huber Hill and the Brotherhood of Coronado is a study abroad adventure you won't want to miss!
REVIEW
After surviving their adventures on Mount Sopris, Huber, his sister, Hannah, and his best friend, Scott are on their way to Spain on the trail of the stolen Dead Man's Treasure. With plenty of excitement and mystery, the story moves along at a rapid pace. With more than enough adventure to satisfy even the most avid middle grade reader as well as a great setting, this book is bound to please. What it lacks in believability it more than makes up for in adventure.  Kids will enjoy the action and adventure and the delightful characters both young and old.
 

 

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