cover image SKELETON MAN


Joseph Bruchac, . . HarperTrophy, $4.99 (114pp) ISBN 978-0-06-440888-2

Drawing on traditions of Native American stories, Bruchac writes of a girl whose parents mysteriously disappear and a "great-uncle" who shows up to claim her, with "spine-tingling effects," wrote PW. "The mix of traditional and contemporary cultural references adds to the haunting appeal, and the quick pace and suspense will likely hold the interest of young readers." Ages 10-up. (Aug.)