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MYSTERY UNDERGROUNDCALIFORNIA CREATURESBeware the Glitter of the Golden State!Charles David Clasman and David Anthony, co-authors of over twenty books, present Mystery Underground: California Creatures. Read a scare ... if you dare!MysteryMoreMYSTERY UNDERGROUNDCALIFORNIA CREATURESBeware the Glitter of the Golden State!Charles David Clasman and David Anthony, co-authors of over twenty books, present Mystery Underground: California Creatures. Read a scare ... if you dare!Mystery Underground is a collection of scary short stories for kids, middle grade readers, and everyone who likes a good scare. The stories combine the monsters and mystery of Goosebumps with the surprise endings of The Twilight Zone. They are the perfect scary stories to read in the dark, around the campfire, or under the covers at night with a flashlight.This book contains thirteen scary short stories set around the state of California. Readers will encounter werewolves, sharks, saber-toothed cats, and other mysterious creatures of legend.1: TAR PIT TERRORLOS ANGELES, CAMany fossils of prehistoric animals--from dire wolves to mastodons--have been found in the La Brea Tar Pits. When Liam and Charlotte discover a saber-toothed cats paw, they soon realize that not all fossils want to be found.2: WHERE THE WILDFIRES ARECOLOMA, CAThousands of wildfires strike California every year. Some are caused by humans and some by nature. Others still are caused by the unexplained ... until now.3. NO. 13 PENCILSAN DIEGO, CAJackson is an amazing artist. His drawings of monsters are realistic and terrifying. What happens when they come to life?4. COYOTE HOLLOWSDEATH VALLEY, CAWelcome to bleak and dangerous Death Valley, California. The rugged land deserves its name. Claire and her father are about to find out why.5. THE MAN IN THE GRAY SUITMALIBU BEACH, CASurfers Brody and Tristan seek the perfect wave on the perfect day. What they find, however, is the deadly Man in the Gray Suit.6. THE BOOTSOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CAJase and Lucys grandparents claim to be retired monster hunters. The kids dont believe them, of course. Not really. Not until they encounter monsters of their own.7. THE RED MOTHERREDWOOD NATIONAL PARK, CASofia and Kevin hope to find the tallest redwood tree in California. Its location is a carefully guarded secret. So, too, is the existence of the mysterious Red Mother.8. SUPERSTITIOUS SISTERANAHEIM, CADonovan thinks Friday the 13th is like any other day. Hes glad its the start of the weekend. His sister, though, is the superstitious type. When she challenges him to a series of dares, they both learn the real danger of the day.9. WHAT MAKES THE EARTH QUAKESAN BERNARDINO, CAAs the visitor in town, Anthony wonders what the fuss about California earthquakes is all about. Imagine his shock when the terrifying answer chases him through the streets.10. TOLL TO THE TROLLSAN FRANCISCO, CAFrom the dizzying heights of Golden Gate Bridge, Billy and his friends can see grim Alcatraz prison on its lonely, rocky isle. They never suspect that the prison isnt empty and that its ferocious inhabitants stalk the night.11. TRICK AND TREATREDDING, CAThe old Meyer house is supposed to be abandoned. So why are orange lights glowing in the windows on Halloween night? More importantly, what do Harper, Lindsey, and Max find when they peek inside?12. MOVIE MONSTERSHOLLYWOOD, CAWhat if Hollywood isnt all special effects and actors? What if some of it is real? Kaylee and Sydney find out when they visit the movie monster zoo.13. THE RATTLEBEVERLY HILLS, CAToday Kendra turns thirteen.