Kaleidoscope Eyes

Kaleidoscope Eyes

by Jen Bryant
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Kaleidoscope Eyes by Jen Bryant

Will Lyza’s 1968 summer mystery lead to . . . pirate treasure?

When Lyza helps her dad clean out her late grandfather’s house, a mysterious surprise brightens the sad task. In Gramps’s dusty attic, Lyza discovers three maps, carefully folded and stacked, bound by a single rubber band. On top, an envelope says “For Lyza ONLY.” What could this possibly be? It takes the help of her two best friends, Malcolm and Carolann, to figure out that the maps reveal three possible spots in their own New Jersey town where Captain Kidd (the Captain Kidd, seventeenth-century pirate) may have buried a treasure. Can three thirteen-year-olds actually conduct a secret treasure hunt? And what will they find?

In a tale inspired by a true story of buried treasure, Jen Bryant weaves an emotional and suspenseful novel in poems, all set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War during a pivotal year in U.S. history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375853654
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 05/12/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,021,397
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jen Bryant has published poetry, biographies, picture books, and fiction for young readers, including The Trial, Pieces of Georgia, and Ringside, 1925. A graduate of Gettysburg College, she lives in Pennsylvania. To learn more about Jen, please visit www.jenbryant.com.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Kaleidoscope Eyes 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Lyza's grandfather left her three carefully folded maps and an envelope that will take her and her two best friends on the adventure of a lifetime as they search for buried treasure. But even if the three thirteen-year-olds manage to decipher the clues and locate the treasure, how will they keep it secret from their parents and the rest of the town? Set during the Vietnam War, this novel allows the reader to learn about historical facts and figures of the time while enjoying the mystery and adventure of a hunt for pirate treasure. I absolutely loved KALEIDOSCOPE EYES, and though its structure threw me off a bit at first, I soon found myself reading along with no trouble. I enjoyed hunting treasure with Bryant's characters as they discovered the past, struggled through the present, and looked toward a bright future. The real treasure was the way these characters overcame obstacles and kept going in the face of the turmoil and confusion around them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has been pretty good so far but its definietly not 5 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you love mysteries and adventure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrible book. I had to choose from 3 books to read for school, Peak, Kaleidoscope Eyes or Forge. I choose Kaleidoscope eyes because it looked better then the other 2. From the first page to the last page i hated my desision. So for all the kids who go to my school GO WITH A DIFFERENT BOOK!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its sort of confusing in the begining but other than that its good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I might not like this book due to the fact that I only see on wrriten review besides mine...... :(
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Dark_Angle More than 1 year ago
Not Bad. I read this book a few years ago so I'm a little fuzzy on the details but I do remember liking it. I was in the beginning of this pirate phase so I really interested. If you like this I really reccomend The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King.
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