Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series #1)
  • Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series #1)
  • Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series #1)

Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series #1)

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by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, Juliana Neufeld
     
 

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original new adventure series, jam-packed with action, humor, and heart!

The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original new adventure series, jam-packed with action, humor, and heart!

The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents disappear n the job, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit of an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents--and find out if they're still alive.

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Publishers Weekly
08/12/2013
Patterson and Grabenstein (I Funny) launch another middle-grade series with a tongue-in-cheek tale about four siblings who follow in their treasure-hunting father’s footsteps after he goes missing at sea. Told from the viewpoint of 12-year-old Bick and augmented by drawings by his twin sister, Beck, the story follows the Kidd children, which also include super-smart Storm and girl-crazy Tommy, as they set out to fulfill their father’s final mission: to hunt down a missing artifact and find the treasure that might help them rescue their kidnapped mother. They also contend with pirates, killer surfers, unsavory middlemen, and a rival treasure hunter, adventures that Neufeld masterfully captures with humor and energy in b&w illustrations that have something of a Robert Neubecker vibe. Though generally lighthearted, a frenetic sense of excitement and adventure permeates this nautical escapade, which features over-the-top situations and characters, and plenty of intrigue. There’s little time to breathe as the Kidds pinball from one spot of trouble to the next, making for a fun and fast-paced ride. Ages 8–12. Agent: Robert Barnett, Williams & Connolly. Illustrator’s agent: Shannon Associates. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Julia Beiker
Twelve-year-old Bick Kidd and his family live on the high seas in a ship called The Lost. They sail around the world discovering amazing treasure, which they cleverly hid aboard their ship. All seems ideal until the perfect storm rips the waters and takes Bick’s dad with it. Now Bick, his twin sister, his other sister, and his brother must figure out what happened to their dad and find a way to rescue their mom. Could it be both are dead and these children have been orphaned at sea? Maybe the clues left around the ship will help them to solve this mystery? The delightful characters bring vitality to this creative, twisting plot of espionage and treasure hunting. Each layer exposes another layer until the reader discovers that nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. This book reminds me of a modern Treasure Island. Reviewer: Julia Beiker AGERANGE: Ages 10 up.
Kirkus Reviews
The disappearance of their parents inspires four children to take over the family business: treasure hunting. Raised on board a ship and schooled in sailing, navigation, scuba and karate, Tommy, Storm, Bick and Beck are no strangers to adventure. When their father, professor Tom Kidd, is washed overboard in a storm, it is up to the four young fortune hunters to follow the clues and try to rescue their missing mother. But it is hard to know whom to trust when your allies are shady black-market dealers and spies and your enemies are ruthless pirates and dangerous surfer dudes. Luckily, the Kidd kids' assets include Storm's photographic memory, Tommy's calm disposition, Beck's hard-nosed negotiation skills and narrator Bick's optimism. But even the most sea-hearty adventurers might flounder when facing the Pirate King. Wacky hijinks, a can't-miss setting and quirky characters keep this breezy story afloat. A fast-moving plot, copious illustrations and short chapters will encourage even reluctant readers to test the waters. This new series promises it all: ruthless pirates, CIA spies, terrorists, stolen works of art and priceless treasure. More important, it delivers. A high-seas adventure that will entice even the most confirmed of landlubbers. (Adventure. 8-12)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316207560
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/16/2013
Series:
Treasure Hunters Series, #1
Pages:
451
Sales rank:
40,111
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.60(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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