Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rock
Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rock is Mary Morgan’s first mystery book for children. While exploring Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Park, twins Ben and Bekka Cooper, along with a new friend, Eli discover not only the beauty of Lake Superior, but encounter more than they bargained for. With keen eyes and quick thinking they discover thieves planning to steal artifacts from sunken ships. Needless to say, their vacation was more than just a camping trip.
What People are Saying about Stolen Treasures
“Mary Morgan’s book teaches the core values of scouting. Kids will have a hard time putting down this book, while at the same time learning about the great outdoors and what our National Parks have to offer. I can’t wait to go camping there myself.”
Tighe Conroy, Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 4312, Unit Commissioner Great Sauk Trail
“Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks is a great book for children because children love mysteries and it highlights a National Park in Michigan. Finally, school administrators will appreciate that it is on acceptable component in the National Standards Curriculum.”
Mrs. Rosa Thill, Principal, Forrest G. Averill School, Lansing, Michigan
About the Author
Mary Morgan lives in Lansing, Michigan with her husband, Randy and is an Administrative Assistant. Mary writes the National Park Mystery series for pre-teens. Having a passion for traveling, she and her family have visited fifty National Parks exploring and photographing each one. Mary shares “America’s Best Idea” with children through the tales of Ben and Bekka Cooper who experience unusual mysterious adventures on their family vacations. She hopes to create in her readers a desire to explore the parks for themselves. Mary enjoys visiting schools where she talks to students about writing and her own adventures in National Parks.
Why are Mary Morgan’s books popular with young readers?
Elementary age children love the mystery, the characters, and can’t seem to get enough of the adventures of Ben and Bekka Cooper. The twins work with rangers to solve a variety of illegal activities they uncover while visiting National Parks. Parents and teachers as well as readers enjoy Mary’s history of the park, statistics about the park, and a secret code introducing the next book. Many children want to visit the Park after reading the story. The illustrations by Dawn McVay Baumer depict action scenes which accent the imagery.