**THIS ADVENTURE-MYSTERY BOOK IS A SILVER MEDAL AWARD WINNER FROM READERS’ FAVORITE, SILVER MOM’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER, GOLD FAMILY CHOICE AWARD WINNER, AND A 5-STAR REVIEW from READERS’ FAVORITE**
It’s finally summer at Shear Heaven Ranch, and Sophie and Scottie are looking forward to swimming in the cool ponds, climbing the huge oak trees, riding their horses, and taking care of their ewe, Fuzzy Mama. Scottie tells Sophie that she feels as if “something is going to happen to us,” and says they should both be alert to things on their ranch that don’t seem normal. So when Mr. Wilson delivers a special package from their globetrotting and eccentric Auntie Jill, they can’t wait to open it! Inside is a magical, multicolor crystal frame with a letter attached explaining that this special gift will show them “many places.” This mysterious present makes the girls wonder what the letter means and if an adventure is ahead.
As night falls on Shear Heaven, the photo in the frame of the strangely familiar Rancho de La Joya hotel starts to move! Will Sophie and Scottie follow the call to adventure? Will they leap into the portal that will transport them thousands of miles away to solve a mystery in Mexico? And will they learn to rely on their instincts with a rather mischievous map that doesn’t trust grownups?
An enchanting story highlighting the beauty and balance of nature, the Mexican culture, and the bravery that girls can display, especially when they work together, Sophie and Scottie’s Adventures of the Monarch Mystery will delight fans of magic and mystery of all ages.
This engaging book is recommended for elementary school-aged readers ages 8-12.