One year after the earthquake at the Taum Sauk, Crystal is finally allowed to go on an archaeological dig with her parents, who are excavating a mysterious gravesite in the Ozark Mountains. Her friends, Joseph, Will, and Robin, join her to go trail riding near the site when the region is suddenly threatened by a devastating wildfire. Crystal must call upon her courage to help find Robyn's lost horse, Shotgun, as well as help save the treasures of the Current, ancient and new.
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Crystal Brave: Treasures of the Current based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The heartache and wreckage of the earthquake on the Taum Sauk, which destroyed much of St. Louis and the territory along the Southeast Missouri border, is now more than a year in the past. Crystal’s parents are both archeologists, and are going on a potentially important dig at the Current River, near Eminence, Missouri. At the time of Crystal’s thirteenth birthday, her parents promised to take her with them on their next dig, and THIS is the next dig. Crystal is totally excited as they prepare to leave. Her horse, King, and dog Tut, are going, too. Her friend, Robin, is also loading up for the trip. Close friends, Joseph and Will are joining join the group at the campground for some trail riding. Upon arrival , everyone is aware of the smell of smoke. They soon learn there is an out of control wildfire in the forest near the river. The digging at the excavation site has already begun, but as the fire looms ever nearer, Crystal’s parents make important decisions about the safety of the people at the campground. Crys and her friends, already on the trail ride, become aware of the close proximity of the fire, and are hurrying back to the campground when a terrible event takes place. This event calls for all of the friends to work together in a desperate search in the blazing forest. The book, again, shows us Crystal’ strength and bravery. Her name isn’t Brave for nothing. I would certainly recommend this book to young people of any age, especially young girls who need more examples of strong female role models.
Crystal Brave is back and this time she’s on an archaeological dig with her parents when a fire threatens to destroy Eminence, Mo and its wild horse population. Once again features a strong female character and lots of horses. Teachers who teach an archaeology unit could definitely use this book for a literature tie in. People who loved the first one will definitely love this one too!