Kids from 9 to 13 Should Not Pass Up This 5-Star Adventure Book!
Madame Charmaine "is a ripping yarn in the tradition of Huck Finn."
Madame Charmaine chronicles the adventure one summer of four close friends, three boys and a girl, all 12 years old, who discover a locked "treasure chest" half buried in the sandy shore of the Missouri River following a spring flood.
As they play detective and try to find out who buried the chest and what its strange content means, they meet up with a tall, mysterious woman in a turban and soon find out that they are playing a dangerous game, one that threatens to bury them alive in a grave of their own digging.
An Amazon reviewer says Madame Charmaine "is about the inherent magic of being 12 years old and experiencing adventures that contain a hint of danger. It is an excellent story for children at or near that age."