Secrets of the Medicine Pouch

Robert L. Hunton

Crystals filled with mysterious powers. Hidden wisdom protected by ancient spirits. A desert people on the edge of destruction! With his final breath, Chief Jonathan Gray Horse, known as ‘coyote-meeter,’ foresees catastrophe for the Tohono O’odham nation. A mysterious sickness, dying livestock, and a disastrous fire are only the beginning! Wise Joseph and his grandson Danny Rivas risk their lives to unravel the secrets of Jonathan’s medicine pouch and save their people. Will they find and decipher the ancient wisdom of the O’odham in time?
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  • ISBN-10: 0985273747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985273743
  • 260 pgs - 9 x 6 in.
  • Publication Date: March 27, 2012
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  • Continue the Borderlands Trilogy with Coyote-meeter's Abyss or return to the beginning with Gift of the Desert Dog.

Praise for Secrets of the Medicine Pouch

"...action we associate with thriller writers like Michael Crichton...a flavor of storytelling, narration and a touch of the archaic that one might find in a native story. Hunton’s work is animated and compelling."
Phillip Baruth, award-winning commentator, University of Vermont professor, author of The Dream of the White Village

“I was swept up...deeply immersed in the tension and unfolding mystery.”
Lisa Barker Biblio Reads


Interview: Robert L. Hunton
Eric Altemus, Open Books Press

Q&A with Robert Hunton, Children’s Book Author”
VermontSun(Colchester, VT). May 13, 2011.

Robert L. Hunton is the author of mystery and adventure novels for young readers, including The Borderlands Trilogy: Gift of the Desert Dog (2010), Secrets of the Medicine Pouch: Adventure in the Borderlands (2012) and Coyote-meeter’s Abyss (2014). A former Colchester, VT middle school teacher, Robert lives near Tucson, AZ with his wife, Julie.

Coyote’s Howl: A Project for Young Writers

Calling all young writers, readers, and their teachers!

Robert L. Hunton and Open Books Press want to publish your work in Coyote’s Howl, an online publication for students aged 9–14.

Seven winners will receive autographed copies of Call of the Desert Dog, the first book in The Borderlands Trilogy, and a personal letter of congratulations from the author!

Submissions may be individual or organized by a teacher in the classroom. For additional information, visit Coyote’s Howl or e-mail us at Robert can be contacted for bookings and signings direct or through the National Writers Literary Agency, c/o Andrew Whelchel, at (720) 851-1950 or via e-mail at