The Face at Mount Rushmore
The Face at Mount Rushmore is Mary Morgan’s second mystery for children. Looking forward to spending the Fourth of July in South Dakota with their uncle at Mount Rushmore, Ben and Bekka have no idea what awaits them at the National Monument. Did Ben really overhear a plot to blow it up? If only the Presidents could talk.
What People are Saying about The Face at Mount Rushmore
“Having learned about Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills, young readers will be anxious to ride along with the twins to other National Parks and future mysteries.”
Gumbo Lily Literary Club, Hermosa, South Dakota
“Mary Morgan offers all things dear to young readers: outdoor adventure, action, mystery. Mary weaves a tale with threads of local mining history, natural attractions, Native American interest, and a national monument climaxing with youthful heroes saving the day.”
Candice Leigh, Rapid City Educator and NPS Rushmore Volunteer.
Nine year old Caleb Allen of Lansing, Michigan says, “I think other kids will like this book as much as I did because it is filled with mysterious adventure and laughs. It was awesome from beginning to end.”
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.