Children's Literature - Meredith KigerIs there anyone who is not familiar with Wishbone, that adorable Jack Russell terrier who has done so much to further interest in the classics on public TV? The authors have decided to give Wishbone his own mystery series, and this is number one in the series of ten. Wishbone, his master Joe, Joe's mother, Ellen, and her neighbor Wanda are visiting a relative on the Gulf coast. The eccentric relative, Mrs. Windom, has purchased an old lighthouse and wants the local historical society to restore it. When Joe finds an old letter in Mrs. Windom's attic indicating there might be treasure buried at the lighthouse, his and Wishbone's curiosity is piqued. They find some opposition to the renovation from an old lighthouse keeper who is determined to keep them away. Could it be he knows of the buried treasure, too? Joe and Wishbone conspire to beat the keeper at his game, but not without lots of twists and turns in the story. Wishbone's lively personality and point of view dominate the story, which is well written and suspenseful. Occasional black and white illustrations accompany the easy-to-read text.
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