RACE TO BUTCH CASSIDY'S GOLD
Maggie McCoy wants to be brave and spontaneous. But she's not.
Especially when it comes to school bullies and flying by the seat of her
pants. So when she and her fearless cousin Jake stumble upon
century-old clues leading to gold coins hidden by Butch Cassidy—farm boy
turned infamous bank robber of the Wild West—she crumples her "to-do"
list to prove she really can be daring and impulsive.
at first, searching for gold with Jake and their quirky Grandpa Jim in
his beat-up Winnebago is the grand adventure she's always wanted. But
Maggie's newfound courage falters when she learns they must outsmart and
outrun a dangerous thief who is also after the treasure.
race is on. But just as Maggie and Jake think they've solved the
mystery, Jake is captured and all the "to-do" lists in the world won't
save him. Only Maggie can, if she can find the courage.
TO BUTCH CASSIDY'S GOLD is a middle grade mystery in which Maggie's
present-day adventures parallel Butch Cassidy's past until mystery and
history collide. This book stands alone, but can open the door for a
series that exposes readers to fast-paced adventures across the fifty
First 150 Words:
seconds until summer vacation. Maggie’s eyes locked on the jerking hand
of the classroom clock that counted down the last seconds of sixth
grade. Someone in the back of the room began chanting, “Ten, nine,
Everyone else joined in, “Seven, six—”
Almost time! Maggie thought, sitting at the edge of her seat.
Just a few more seconds.
RRRRINGGGG!! The class erupted into cheers.
jumped out of her seat, slung her pink backpack over her shoulder, and
slipped out the classroom door. As she ran down the school’s rickety old
steps, she pulled the “to-do” list she had carefully prepared the night
before out of her back pocket.
minutes. That’s how long she’d given herself to make it to Slotz
Convenience Store. She studied the large crowd in front of her and took a
deep breath. She examined her bright green digital watch, pushed the
start button, and took off running.