The Last Treasure

The Last Treasure

by Janet Anderson
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The Last Treasure by Janet Anderson

For thirteen-year-old Ellsworth, family has always been just him and his dad. That’s all Ellsworth thought he wanted. But then the dreams start. Dreams of houses surrounding a beautiful green square. Suddenly a letter arrives, inviting Ellsworth to a home he doesn’t remember: the Square in Smith Mills, New York. A home with a hidden treasure only a child can uncover—the last treasure of John Matthew Smith, the family’s eccentric patriarch. But there are other things hidden in the Square. Can Ellsworth set these ghosts to rest and uncover the family’s last treasure—or will the secrets of the past haunt him forever?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142402177
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/18/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,331,691
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Born and raised in western New York where she attended a two-room schoolhouse, Janet S.Anderson later attended Cornell University and went on to teach high school English. She hasalso worked in libraries and for the New York State Department of Education.

Havinglived in Canada, Germany, and Sweden, she has settled in Latham, New York with her husband. She has two grown daughters, Kate and Alix. Janet S. Anderson is also the author of two picturebooks, The Key Into Winter and Sunflower Sal.copyright ©2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"The Last Treasure" By: Janet S. Anderson was very fun and engaging. This book allows the reader to experiance all the joys of treasure hunting while in the safety of their own home. The main charoctor's name is Ellsworth. He and his dad have always had trouble comunicating when it came to his relitives and his family tree, But one day when he recives a letter from his cousin telling him that he is there only hope. He jumps on the bus to go. His father could not bear to go back to "the square" where all his family and past complications lie. Ellsworth meets Jess when he gets to the square. She is his age and his cousin. When they hear the story of the last treasure left by his great,great, great, great, grandfather in one of the houses on the square, They start looking for it and for a way to bring the family back together. -Caroline McDonald
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read.
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Ryan Martinez More than 1 year ago
Love it!! I red this book 3 times and it still is amazing!! Nver gets old. This is a really good book!!:)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Janet S. Anderson wrote the Last Treasure. She is a member of ¿ Smith¿ for years. She wrote this book based on what she knows about ¿Smith¿ as one of them. This story is about the adventure by Ellsworth to find the last treasure hidden by John Matthew Smith at the Square, built by Jon Matthew and has ten houses. This book is also about family, and cooperation. The book starts as Ellsworth and his father, Ben Robert, were living in a motel where Ben Robert works. On Ellsworth¿s eleventh birthday, he gets a letter from Elizabeth who lives in the Square, where Ben Robert used to live when he was young saying she wants Ellsworth to come to the Square because they need him. Thus, Ellsworth decides to visit the Square where people need him even though Ben Robert thought going there is not a great idea. After he got at the Square, he meets a bunch of people he did not know, but they were his family. He also finds his cousin, Jess, who looks just like him. While he was staying at the Square, he found out a lot of things. One of things that he found out was people need him because they need him to find the last treasure. He also finds out about his mother, his grandfather and why his dad did not want to come back to the Square. Using everyone at the Square¿s cooperation, Ellsworth eventually gets to find the last treasure at the end of the story. I would like to recommend this story to anybody who loves to read about exciting adventure, love of family, and cooperation with each other. While I was reading this book, I realized that even though Ellsworth was the youngest one at the Square, he could change his family. Because of him, all family cooperated and found the treasure. Also, fighting between families stopped because of him. Reading this story may teach readers to realize how family is important to everyone. It also will teach cooperation can solve any problems even though the problems are difficult.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was okay...I thought the ending was a little corny though. I read this and thought that it was a bit unrealistic, and the characters didn't have much character. I thought the author could have done better and be more descriptive, and also could have left out little parts that didn't matter in the end. It's just not my type of book, but I would recommend it to people who like... those kinds of books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Janet Anderson is a brilliant writer. The idea of a man wanting to keep his family together forever sets up things to save them hundreds of years later. I used the first chapter 'the haunting' for a student teaching project with the fifth grade student I am tutoring. She was so intrigued by the first chapter she asked to borrow my book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent.The ending was not what i expected.It got a little confusing from all the different people but it was still one of the best! I would recomend this to anyone who enjoys a good read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book. It's full of suspense and thrills! I absolutely LOVED the ending! Read this book and you'll see what I mean!
Sandi McCartney More than 1 year ago
it was very good and magical. but somtimes i didnt seem to get who is who and where are they? otherwise it was good.