The Multiplying Mysteries of Mount Ten (Hardcover)
For fans of Book Scavenger, a smart and funny math camp middle-grade mystery with built-in logic puzzles that readers can solve
Twelve-year-old painter Esther can't wait to attend Camp Vermeer, the most prestigious art camp around. But when her stepdad accidentally drives up the wrong mountain, she lands at Camp Archimedes -- a math camp! Determined to prove herself to the other campers, she tackles a brain-teaser that's supposed to be impossible, and solves it in a single day. But not everyone is happy about it... someone wants her out of camp at any cost, and starts leaving cryptic, threatening notes all over the grounds. Esther doesn't know who to trust. Will she solve this riddle before it's too late?
Featuring tricky logic puzzles readers can solve along with the characters and starring a unique, smart, and crafty young heroine, this story has just the right mix of mystery, humor, wit, and heart.
Krista Van Dolzer is a stay-at-home mom by day and a children's author by bedtime. She has a degree in Mathematics Education from Brigham Young University and lives with her husband and four kids in Layton, Utah. She's also the author of The Sound of Life and Everything, a Junior Library Guild selection; Don't Vote for Me, which also features Esther; and Earth to Dad.
“The isolated setting provides the perfect backdrop for this fast-paced mystery by Van Dolzer starring a quirky crew of well-drawn characters... Esther's leadership skills and tenacity are inspiring.” —Publishers Weekly
“A good middle school mystery that includes, art, literature, logic, and multiple subplots…. Compares well to Chasing Vermeer and The Westing Game.” —School Library Connection
“Esther herself is solid and earnest, the math aspect is engaging, and the exuberant energy of the story is contagious.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[The story is] a lot of fun as readers participate in Esther's journey and solve puzzles alongside her . . . The ending successfully twists readers' expectations, and those who like thought puzzles will enjoy this book.” —BCCB
“Genuinely sweet...readers looking for realistic middle-grade fiction will find David a likable guide.” —School Library Journal on Don't Vote For Me
“Clever and witty.... not only fun to read but also easily relatable.” —Deseret News on Don't Vote For Me
“Thoughtful.” —Publishers Weekly on The Sound of Life and Everything