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Noelle's Treasure Tale: A New Magically Mysterious Adventure

by Gloria Estefan, Michael Garland
     
 

Noelle the Bulldog is back for another magically mysterious adventure! She's on a holiday visit with her family to the exotic Treasure Coast of Florida when she hears exciting news. There's a long-lost pirate ship full of treasure under the sand! Noelle can't wait to find it. On her high-spirited journey she befriends a crusty but lovable crab and other mysterious

Overview

Noelle the Bulldog is back for another magically mysterious adventure! She's on a holiday visit with her family to the exotic Treasure Coast of Florida when she hears exciting news. There's a long-lost pirate ship full of treasure under the sand! Noelle can't wait to find it. On her high-spirited journey she befriends a crusty but lovable crab and other mysterious new animals. And, most importantly, she discovers the "real" treasure of the Treasure Coast!

Five-time Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Gloria Estefan lets Noelle bring plenty of friends to join in on the fun! Her lyrical and spirited verses are complemented by Michael Garland's vivid illustrations. This funny and warm story brims with life as Noelle learns that true treasures are often found in the least likely places.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The pooch first introduced in The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog returns in another book and CD package, Noelle's Treasure Tale by Gloria Estefan, illus. by Michael Garland. While on vacation at Florida's Treasure Coast, the pet learns of a long-lost pirate ship full of treasure and sets out to find it. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Gloria Estefan's own bulldog, Noelle, provides the inspiration for this poetic beach adventure tale! The little girl she belongs to thrills in reading Noelle pirate stories. When the family takes a vacation to the Great Treasure Coast Noelle has just one thing on her mind: finding some of that buried treasure! So, the minute her feet touch the sand, she begins digging. Soon, Noelle has met her first beach "friend," a crab that's become attached to her nose. The unlikely pair decide to join forces. A tip from the sandpipers sends them looking in the forest. When a storm hits, bulldog and crab have little choice but to settle down and wait it out. Rueing the fact that they lack a map, Noelle falls asleep � and dreams about an encounter with a sea turtle that provides the directions she needs! The minute they awake, Noelle and the crab take off. What they find is a treasure of a most surprising sort. Noelle is an engaging hero with a heart of gold, sure to interest even young readers who can't read all of the words themselves. Estefan's rhyming text has a natural rhythm that moves the story along well and makes this a fun choice for times when parents and children want a book they can share.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1
With clunky logic and rhyme, Estefan creates a tale of a homely little bulldog's quest for treasure. After listening to her owner read about sunken Spanish galleons and a crown lost at sea, Noelle decides that she will find it during the family's vacation at the beach. Various creatures help her search, to no avail. The dog settles down for a nap and dreams about a turtle that reveals clues about the treasure's whereabouts. Noelle follows the instructions, which lead to a mound filled with newly hatched sea turtles. She protects the creatures from hungry predators and points them in the right direction. After they are safe, she digs up the lost crown. Though the author wants readers to recognize the turtles and their rescue as the true treasure, the inclusion of the crown's discovery dilutes the impact of the message. The colorful digital art is attractive but unmemorable. The CD featuring a bouncy song extolling the virtues of life around us as the real reward is the best part of this package.
—Mare Loch-WoutersCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061126147
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/10/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

International superstar Gloria Estefan is one of the most successful crossover artists in the world. Among her many honors, she was the first Hispanic woman to be named BMI songwriter of the year, was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and is an American Music Award Lifetime Achievement recipient. She was also awarded the Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor for her philanthropic work. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog. Gloria lives with her son Nayib, daughter Emily, and husband Emilio in Miami.

Gloria Estefan es una de las cantantes latinas más exitosas del mundo entero. Fue la primera mujer hispana en ser nombrada mejor cantautora del año por el sello BMI, fue la primera en entrar en el Songwriters Hall of Fame y la primera en recibir el American Music Award Lifetime Achievement. También recibió la medalla de honor de Ellis Island por parte del congreso estadounidense por sus obras de filantropía. Ella es la autora de Las Mágicas y Misteriosas Aventuras de una Bulldog Llamada Noelle, cuya edición en inglés fue un best seller del New York Times.

Michael Garlandwas inspired to write King Puck when he visited the beautiful Irish town of Killorglin. (He was also inspired by the heavenly Killorglin Golf Club!) He has illustrated several enchanting picture books, including James Patterson's Santakid and his own The Mouse Before Christmas. Most recently, he illustrated Gloria Estefan's The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog and Noelle's Treasure Tale. Michael Garland lives in Patterson, New York, with his wife and three children. He hopes to visit Ireland again very soon.

Michael Garland es un autor y artista ganador de diversos premios y escritor de numerosos best sellers. Ha ilustrado más de veinte libros para niños, uno de los cuales es Las Mágicas y Misteriosas Aventuras de una Bulldog Llamada Noelle, por Gloria Estefan. También ilustró santakid, por James Patterson.

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