Sunday, April 10, 2016



The setting for second book in The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb series shifts from an eerie forest close the two brothers’ Midwestern home, to a remote mountain range in the western United States. When Archibald and Jockabeb leave home to board a plane, they are completely unaware that they’ll be the only two campers at Camp Bear Claw that summer. When they arrive at the camp, the boys find out that there are only two other people there—Gran, the elderly woman who owns the Camp Bear Claw, and Ben, the ranch hand who helps her. Worse yet, they soon hear stories from Ben about the strange and suspicious circumstances under which Gran’s husband, Walt, died a terrible death, together with how a deadly creature might well be roaming in the mountains nearby. When the boys leave camp early one morning with Ben and Gran’s old dog, Champ, to hike high in the mountains to find Tommy Two Feathers, an old Indian who may shed some light on whether the rumors are fact or fiction, they have no idea that what they ultimately learn will connect back to Haktu and his tribe. After being joined by a white wolf named Ghost Rider, the boys, Ben, Champ, and Tommy Two Feathers set out solve a mystery that has gone on for over a century. As danger looms at almost every turn, Archibald and Jockabeb hope that the magic blue feather they received from Haktu really does have the power to protect them. The reader once again has the opportunity to watch the two brothers’ personalities evolve, especially Jockabeb. And, as in the first book, the classic battle between the forces of good and evil play out—only this time in rarified mountain air.

I enjoyed In The Mountains better than the first book In The Forest. This one to me was more adventurous.  Again, a small, easy read. Great for any age really. But geared towards ages 8-10 mostly.  Go with Archibald & Jockabeb on their next adventures here in this book.  These are fun books.

Product Details

  • Series: The Adventures of Archibald and Jockabeb (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (February 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1939337607
  • ISBN-13: 978-1939337603

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