1975), pb., 167 pp.
story is very similar to Key to the
Treasure with the same strengths: fun, simple story, mystery, adventure and
good family interaction. Adults will notice that the author has basically used
the template from a previous, successful book to write another one much like
it. For adult-level writing that could be a critique, but in this case I have
no qualms at all. It is what I often do in making up stories for my children.
And, when this results in a fun story which is enjoyed by all, then it is a
will also take this opportunity to comment further on something which is true
in both books. The positive interaction of children and grandparents is very
nice. In a day where there too often seems to be less interaction between children
and older adults, the portrait of this book is encouraging.
the children have to take initiative, work, and think creatively. They have their
squabbles with one another but, in the end, resolve them well. These are fun
books well worth reading.
Labels: adventure, mystery