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Product Details

  • Series: Huber Hill
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bonneville (October 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599559110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599559117
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,675,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book had my heart racing and pounding from excitement, tear-jerking, and anxiety! A treasure that will be prized on your shelf! --Spades High Reads


Extremely well written and full of excitement-- Mariah Overlock

From the Author

The story of Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure was inspired by my own grandfather. When I was young, he entertained me with wild tales of hidden Spanish treasure and epic battles between 18th century Spaniards and Native Americans. I believed with absolute certainty that his stories were true. I imagined myself and my friends separating ourselves from the adult world, going off on an adventure, and finding the treasure ourselves. Huber Hill and company have just such an adventure. I hope the story will entertain the young and young at heart alike. Here is a poem my Grandpa Jay wrote about his long lost treasure- There's Gold They Say:
 
  There's gold they say and I'm on my way Into the high Uintas 
 
  Where the wind blows free it's a' waitin' for me,
  In all in it's majestic yellow.
  Old Rhoades, they say, he'd seen the day
  He'd found nuggets as big as your thumb.
 
  And I'm going to have me some, by gum
  Up in those high Uintas 
  
  Men have come from near, and men have come from far
  Some by horse and some by car.
 
  Some have Rods made of brass and steel
  To point the way to that big deal;
   
  But, low and behold, they're all gone.
  And old mother nature, she's still hangin' on
   
  To that fabulous gold, of which I've been told,
  Somewhere, up there, in the high Uintas.
  By Edwin Jay Larsen
 
  

More About the Author

B.K. Bostick, author of the Huber Hill series, resides among the magnificent Rocky Mountains. In addition to writing, he has spent his career in education. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and his Masters in Psychology from Utah State University. He has worked as a teacher, after school program coordinator, teacher mentor, and school counselor. He loves helping and inspiring kids and is busy raising two of his own. In his spare time, he can think of nothing more enjoyable than eating cheetos while watching old episodes of the Twilight Zone.

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Well written and fast paced.
SpadesHighReads
Once the action starts, it is a very past-paced adventure that will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Jasmine @ the bookish mama
Even as an adult, I really enjoyed the story and have to wonder if there will be more stories with these kids.
Donna (Girl Who Reads)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Donna (Girl Who Reads) on November 26, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I received an Advance Reader Copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review which appeared on Girl Who Reads blogspot Sept. 14, 2011

If I was a tween-age boy, I would love this book. Even as an adult, I really enjoyed the story and have to wonder if there will be more stories with these kids.

I received Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure after seeing a tweet about it from Cedar Fort. I requested it because my last name was in the title, but I also like young adult adventure stories. From the book cover, I was expecting it to be a little Harry Potter like (without the magic), but once I started reading it Huber Hill felt more like the Wimpy Kid series (I haven't actually read the books, but I did see both movies).

Huber is the target of the school's bully. As the lesser talented twin, he feels that his parents might not love him as much. He is your typical awkward age boy. Though the kids are suppose to be 15 in the book, I often felt they acted more like 11 - 13 years old. I know that kids mature at different rates so I'm sure some 15 years old kids do act like Scott and Huber. This is probably my only complaint about the story. (the author emailed me after the review posted saying they had changed the age of the kids)

The adventure they embark on, while to my adult sensibilities was foolish, was just the kind of adventure every kid dreams of: the prospect of undiscovered treasure, a map, and some friends. However, kids are not the only ones interested in finding this legendary gold. The sinister decedent of a Spanish explorer is hot on their trail. Huber, Hannah, and Scott's adventure is fraught with missteps and danger.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SpadesHighReads on October 12, 2011
Format: Hardcover
What drew me in to read Huber Hill and The Dead Man's Treasure was that it took me back to the movie Goonies. That movie was awesome and it will always be my oldie favorite! Please excuse my nostalgia =)

This book had my heart racing and pounding from excitement, tear-jerking, and anxiety! A treasure that will be prized on your shelf!

Huber, a 15 year old, lives an exciting life as much as a corn in a corn field. He's been bullied most of his life by the same boy, Scott, his twin sister Hannah is better than him at everything, his crush doesn't even notice him, and his parents are always on opposing sides constantly fighting. The only thing grounding him is his cooky but well-hearted grandfather, Nicholas Eldredge.
On visits to Grandpa Nick's house, he indulges himself as well as his grandkids, Huber and Hannah, about tales about the Spaniards who found a mine filled with gold but protected by the Ute tribe. And as the story goes, in the end the Spaniards died and weren't able to fend off the Ute, and were left to spend their afterlife with the treasure they greedily fought for. The treasure was never taken, never removed, and to this day is still there in that mine.
The ancestors of those Spaniards passed along the map leading to Tesoro de los Muertos, Dead Man's Treasure, from generation to generation until Grandpa Nick received it as a gift from a Spaniard man who gave up the find and believing that the treasure is just another false legend. With his passing, Grandpa Nick hands down the map to his grandkids... Let the treasure hunt begin!

Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure was such an adventure. I would definitely have my son reading this when he grows up.
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By jwitt33 on December 22, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I received an ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I have boys who are tweens and early teens and I'm always looking for good books for them to read; or rather, books that will interest them enough to get them to read! I have to say, Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure fits the bill perfectly! It has action, a little sentiment, a little romance, and did I mention action!

Huber is having a really bad year. He's being bullied at school by a boy named Scott, he has no friends, and he's not athletic like his twin sister, Hannah, to his dad's regret. The only person who he is close to is his grandfather. Sadly, his grandfather dies, but he leaves Huber a box with a story and a treasure map. Huber decides that he is going to go on a quest to find the treasure in his grandfather's name. He has since become friends with his bully, Scott, so they decide to camp out on the mountain and find the treasure. Huber's sister, Hannah, overhears their plans and blackmails Huber into taking her along.

There are lots of trials and tribulations on their journey, least of which is a Spanish man, Juan Salazar, who wants the treasure for himself, and will do anything to get it. Let me tell you, this Juan is one scary dude! I wouldn't want to run into him on a dark mountain!

This story is very well written and is a quick read. Parents should be aware that it gets really scary about halfway through, but not so scary that I wouldn't let my sons read it. Just something to be aware of.

In summary, I can definitely recommend this as a great MG book, with a fast pace, and thrills and chills to keep anyone reading it on the edge of their seat :D
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