The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Complete and Unabridged

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"This is the story of the different ways we looked for treasure..."
When their mother dies and their father's business partner runs off with most of their money, the six intrepid Bastable children are determined to restore their family's fallen fortunes. Theseresourceful children squabble, make up, and have many memorable adventures, from publishing their own newspaper to foiling a pair of real bandits and even becoming kidnappers themselves. But while the efforts of the Bastables are often ingenious, their good ...
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Overview

"This is the story of the different ways we looked for treasure..."
When their mother dies and their father's business partner runs off with most of their money, the six intrepid Bastable children are determined to restore their family's fallen fortunes. Theseresourceful children squabble, make up, and have many memorable adventures, from publishing their own newspaper to foiling a pair of real bandits and even becoming kidnappers themselves. But while the efforts of the Bastables are often ingenious, their good intentions always go hilariously awry. This lively, funny story perfectly captures these children's remarkable bravery and deep sense of honor. First published in 1899, this children's classic is available again for a new generation of readers with a magnificent cover illustration by Caldecott winner Paul O. Zelinsky.

There are six boys and girls in the Bastable family. Their mother is dead and their father's business is not doing well. The children decide to help restore the family fortune. They try digging for treasure, being detectives, writing poetry. They answer an advertisment in the paper that leads them into one adventure after another.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140367065
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Series: Puffin Classics Series
  • Edition description: ABR
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 357,332
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

'E. Nesbit and the Bastables' 1
1 The Council of Ways and Means 10
2 Digging for Treasure 21
3 Being Detectives 32
4 Good Hunting 48
5 The Poet and the Editor 59
6 Noel's Princess 69
7 Being Bandits 81
8 Being Editors 94
9 The G.B. 111
10 Lord Tottenham 127
11 Castilian Amoroso 139
12 The Nobleness of Oswald 159
13 The Robber and the Burglar 178
14 The Divining-rod 201
15 'Lo, the Poor Indian!' 214
16 The End of the Treasure-seeking 227
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2004

    Good book! It's by E.Nesbit!

    This is indeed a good book for children and teenagers. Although the children in the book were poor, they were filial (their mum was dead) and they gathered to think of ways to help their father. This was appreciated by me because they would not think that was a shame for them. One of the children gave his poems to the manager of the newspaper man. He gave him a small amount of money and the children were delighted, soon his poems were in the newspaper. Since then, the chilren thought of ways to earn money to help the family...Finally they met their Indian uncle and their lives improved, they lived together with their uncle happily ever after.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2001

    an excellent story

    children love to read about other children. this beutiful tale is perfect for children 7-15 years old especially if they like to hear stories with a big family with very regular children in it. these regular children have fantastic things happen to them as they are trying to restore their family's fortune.

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