The Hamilton Kids live at the foot of a huge hill they call Spider Mountain. At the summit sits a dark house surrounded by evergreen trees and a wrought iron fence enclosing four large vicious dogs. What they find when they climb their mountain changes their lives forever.
This middle grade novel includes humor, how to survive when lost in the forest, a Ouija board spirit named Bagnomi, a grandmother who resembles Ronald McDonald and a furniture chewing dog.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)|
About the Author
Jean Henry Mead is the author of 14 books, among them mysteries, historical, children's fiction and nonfiction. Mystery of Spider Mountain is the first novel in the Hamilton Kids' mystery series to be followed by Ghost of Crimson Dawn and others.
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Mystery of Spider Mountain (A Hamilton Kids' Mystery) based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This is a very cool book. I like the Hamilton kids and their adventures. It is funny too. Mrs. Mead is my favoarite auhor.
This is a fast-paced story which is not only a self-contained adventure (or series of adventures) but also sets up the characters to reappear in more mysteries. The central figure, Jaime, is strong and sympathetic and constantly having to try to control the excesses of her two brothers, Danny and Sam. The Spider Mountain of the title is in fact a hill near their house but their imaginations provide its scary name as well as the names of some of the features on it, like the spooky Dead Man's Tree. But the house on top of it, with its robbers and fierce dogs, is far from imaginary. When they climb to investigate it, they arouse the men's suspicions and anger and their adventures start. Add a Ouija board through which a spirit, Bagnomi, speaks to them, a Grandma whose new red, curly hairstyle makes her resemble Ronald McDonald and, as the children's fears are overcome by their curiosity, you have the ingredients for a highly entertaining tale. ~W.J.S. Kirton, author