Ameri-scares California: From the Pit
by Elizabeth Massie
Can ancient, unknown creatures surface in your own backyard? Twelve-year-old Pablo has lived in a small California desert town his whole life, and the sticky black tar puddle by the corral fence has been little more than a nuisance to walk around. When an earthquake cracks open the bottom of the puddle and mysterious rock-like eggs begin floating to the top, Pablo has a mystery to solve.