Back Cover Reading: He really does exist, he thought, as his left hand trembled on the bow. Thirty yards away was the biggest buck he’d ever seen. It was a moment he’d been waiting for all his young life.
Somehow his quivering right hand found the bowstring. His heart hammered as he struggled to calm his frantic breathing. Slowly the enormous buck turned . . . and looked directly at the young hunter’s tree stand.
Boone held his breath and froze . . .
Thirteen-year-old Boone Mason came face to face with the buck of a lifetime. Would he find the faith to believe he could make the shot or would he believe the old man who taunted him in his dreams, telling him he didn’t have what it takes to bring the buck down?
People came from miles around to get a glimpse of the legendary buck and maybe even get a chance to take it themselves as a record breaking trophy. Would this young hunter beat them all to the prize or would he let his doubts get in the way?
Hunting was an important part of his family’s heritage, and Boone hoped more than anything to add to their list of achievements with a remarkable story of his own. He was about to find out!
Back Cover Reading: A thunderous sound echoed through the stormy Nebraska countryside. The hair on the backs of their necks stood up. But it wasn’t lightning. For twins Kent and Kyle Morris, there was only one creature who could make such a loud noise—it was Scarface!
When they set out on an adventure to discover the secrets of the huge thunder chicken and finally bag him, another surprising opportunity arose that could change the fortunes of their family forever.
Chasing the old turkey was put on hold while they began hunting for something even more exciting—hidden treasure! The map they found on their property could lead them to the untold riches left there by the French in the early days of our country.
But they weren’t the only ones hunting for the treasure. Someone else was willing to do whatever it took to claim the prize. When the next violent storm passed through, would the twins be the first to unlock the mystery of the treasure chest? Would Kent and Kyle find the answers they sought or would more trouble come their way? Would old Scarface win in the end or would they finally learn his secrets?
Back Cover Reading: Dré’s father had planned an unforgettable hunting trip for him as a graduation present. Little did they know how unforgettable it would become and what life-threatening dangers they would face. A terrifying near plane crash, a pack of menacing wolves, and a thunderous avalanche were just the beginning of their worst nightmare.
Danger surrounds them as they travel deep into the mountains with Mad Mike, their off-the-hook pilot and guide. This part of Alaska is known for its incredible beauty and untamed wilderness. There’s adventure around every corner for someone like Dré who’s lived his entire life on Kodiak Island off Alaska’s southern coast.
For years he’s dreamed of hunting a true monster, one of the biggest bears on earth—a Kodiak brown bear. A few years earlier, his dad had nearly been killed by one near Deadwood Lake. But as luck would have it, their bush plane was blown off course by a storm, depositing Dré and his dad in the very same bear’s backyard!
Can they survive the monster’s attack and take a trophy home? Will they even make it off the mountain alive to tell their amazing story? Or would the Kodiak bear defeat them once and for all?
Back Cover Reading: Hunter’s life revolves around video games, more video games, and still more video games. Growing up in downtown Denver was the perfect place to live unnoticed from the rest of the world. But Hunter’s life suddenly changes when his dad is laid off from his job and their family is forced to move in order to make ends meet.
Trying to get back on their feet, Hunter’s family relocates to the wild mountains of Colorado, far away from the city life Denver offers. But tiny Pine Bluff is barely big enough to have a school and it offers Hunter no place to hide from prying eyes.
As bad as things seem, they’re about to get much worse for Hunter. He discovers that a widowed rancher nicknamed Crazy Kate and a nasty bully named Max have developed a special interest in this city boy.
But Hunter soon realizes there is something more to this sleepy, little town up in the mountains. His life takes an unexpected turn when he awakes one day to the majestic bugle call of an elk named Boss.
Can this city kid unplug from his video games and plug into the great outdoors? Can his family survive the move to Redemption Road? Can one magnificent bull elk transform an entire town?
Back Cover Reading: Blair Thomas lives in the friendly, lakeside town of Lainey, Michigan, on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron. Lainey boasts superb hunting opportunities and offers visitors miles of sandy shoreline and weekend tours of the historic Tesla Lighthouse.
It’s the beginning of the fall, duck hunting season, and Blair and her dad are busy preparing for her very first duck hunt. The forecast is calling for extremely high winds and rain, absolutely perfect weather for duck hunting—it doesn’t get any better than this!
Excitement mounts as Blair, her dad, and their faithful chocolate lab, Mac, head in their john-boat toward Edmond Island, four miles offshore. But things start to spiral out of control quickly as two massive storms collide, creating an historic storm directly overhead. Storms like this are dangerous, and this one turns out to be much worse than Blair or her dad could ever have imagined.
The storm takes control of the lake, hammering them with huge waves, and changes what was to be an exciting duck hunt into a desperate struggle for survival. Amidst all the chaos, however, the storm has a special gift for Blair. But will she survive long enough to get it?
Back Cover Reading: Tucker Thompson is just an ordinary 8th grader from Detroit, Michigan. He loves school and baseball. Everything seems great for the left-handed pitcher with a big, breaking curveball.
That is, until one dreadful event changes his life. Tucker learns that his parents are getting divorced. If that wasn’t bad enough, his mom is making a move. He will be forced to attend a new school, across town in the inner city of Detroit.
Struggling to handle his anger, Tucker does the only thing he can think of to get his parent’s attention: cause trouble. Not everyone at his new school finds him entertaining, especially the principal, Mr. David. After pulling off the prank of the century, Tucker gets kicked out of school and shipped off to live with his Uncle Ed and Aunt Loretta in a remote area of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The U.P. is a far cry from the concrete jungle of Detroit. But Tucker quickly realizes there is something magical and mysterious about Uncle Ed’s place. He is warned early and often by his uncle to never venture into the West Woods.
But why? Is Uncle Ed hiding something? One day, Tucker discovers a creepy, old sign—one final warning of danger. What he finds hidden in the woods will change his life forever!