Gary Paulsen is a three-time Newbery Honor Book winner. He and his wife divide their time between a home in New Mexico and a boat on the Pacific.
The Legend of the Red Horse Cavern (World of Adventure Series)by Gary Paulsen
Deep in the damp, dark caverns of the Sacramento Mountains,/i>/i>
Will veered to the left and ducked into one of the passages leading away from the palace room. Sarah stumbled and fell. Will pulled her up. They could hear the big man closing in on them. Will took another left turn and then another. Scarface’s footsteps echoed in their ears.
Deep in the damp, dark caverns of the Sacramento Mountains, Will Little Bear Tucker and his friend Sarah Thompson discover the secret of an ancient Apache legend. But armed bandits are after them. A headless Indian brave haunts them. And when they lose their way, they may not escape the eerie underground maze alive.
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While exploring some caverns, Will and Sarah find a treasure but also a threat. They may not get out of those caverns alive! Paulsen begins this book with Will pretending to be the young brave about whom the caverns have a famous legend. Paulsen breaks away from the fantasy to reality, starting the plot of this story. This is sure to suck in those young readers, helping them to imagine adventures they would like to have! Like all of Paulsen books, this one is sure to appeal to the young with a thirst for adventure. His characters always ring true, as they lead the young reader on an adventure that children only dream about. His settings are always vivid, making the adventure even more exciting. His writing is so smooth and effortless, even the young reader will forget she is reading. Every young adventurer will love this book!