Two boys make up a series of treasure hunts for each other , with disastrous and hilarious results.
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Betsy Byars is a widely read and loved author of many award-winning middle-grade books for children, including Summer Of The Swans (Viking), a 1971 Newbery Medal winner. The Pinballs was an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1977 as well as the basis for an ABC Afterschool Special. Other books she has written for HarperCollins are Good-bye, Chicken Little; The Seven Treasure Hunts, illustrated by Jennifer Barrett; and three I Can Read Books, the popular The Golly Sisters Go West, Hooray For The Golly Sisters!, and The Golly Sisters Ride Again, all illustrated by Sue Truesdell. Ms. Byars lives in Clemson, South Carolina, with her husband.
Jennifer Barrett has done much work in clay and cell animation for commercial and industrial film. The Seven Treasure Hunts is the first book she has illustrated for children. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-5-- An answer to the ever-growing need for short, funny, chapter books, this should be a popular selection for transitional readers. Jackson and his best friend, Goat, are trying to outwit each other by providing clues for a treasure hunt game. The "treasures" are just what would appeal to eight- or nine-year-olds: a Superman comic, a Matchbox car with one wheel missing, a "fake" ice cube for fooling your friends, and of course, some goodies like M & Ms and chocolate popsicles. The boys' ingenuity in making up clues should suggest similar creative play to readers. Although the focus of the brief chapters is on the friendship between the two boys, children do learn a bit about their family lives. Barrett's spare, cartoonlike line drawings are in keeping with the light, undemanding style of the prose. Fans of Jenny Archer, the kids at Polk St. School, the Pee Wee Scouts, and the Small Potatoes will welcome Jackson and Goat, and are likely to request more stories about them. --Martha Rosen, Edgewood School, Scarsdale, NY
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Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060208856