Originally published as Secret of the Three Treasures.
If there’s lost treasure to be found, she’s the one to find it. Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer—at your service.
Moving with the stealth of a great cat of the African plains, Tiernay West can track a bicycle over dry pavement and infiltrate secret organizations far beyond bedtime. She has little use for playing by the rules, doing as she's told, or spending time with her mother’s dull new boyfriend and his computer-obsessed son.
Tiernay may be months away from (elementary school) graduation, but she already knows what she wants out of life: to become a professional adventurer, just like the heroine of her father’s best-selling novels. She isn’t scared of anything, and when she catches wind of possible buried treasure in her own hometown, she’s on the job. She knows this could be her big break.
If along the way Tiernay finds herself running for her life, scaling cliffs in the middle of the night, and evading her not-at-all-adventuresome mother, that’s all in a day’s work—and totally part of the plan.
Praise for Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer
“Tiernay’s voice is fresh and funny.” –Horn Book Guide
“Tiernay is an irrepressible role model in her unwavering self-confidence, intellectual curiosity, and sense of humor. Like the waiter who remembers she likes her soda with lime, cherries, and lemon wedges, readers will not forget Tiernay West anytime soon.” –School Library Journal
“Her focused determination overriding all obstacles and mishaps, Tiernay makes an appealing protagonist ... Fine fare for recent Cam Jansen and Encyclopedia Brown graduates.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Tiernay’s fierce self-confidence and individuality will appeal to many readers.” –Booklist
“Using her father's pseudonym, West, Tiernay is ready to make the leap from being a trainee to a full-fledged professional adventurer. Ready to have her ‘Tiernay West’ business cards printed up, she dreams of living on the edge, climbing the world's tallest mountains, or taming wild tigers in India ... Thoroughly entertaining.” –Children’s Literature
Featured on the 2008-2009 Land of Enchantment Children's List
|Publisher:||Janni Lee Simner|
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About the Author
Janni Lee Simner lives in the Arizona desert, where the plants know how to bite and the dandelions have thorns. In spite of these things—or maybe because of them—she believes she lives in one of the most stunning places on earth. Her post-apocalyptic Bones of Faerie trilogy is set after the war between the human and faerie realms has destroyed the world, leaving behind a land filled with deadly magic. The first book, Bones of Faerie, was dubbed, “Pure, stunning, impossible to put down or forget,” by World Fantasy Award winner Jane Yolen. School Library Journal describes the second book, Faerie Winter, as, “A hauntingly exquisite portrait of a postapocalyptic world.” She’s also the author of Thief Eyes, a contemporary young adult fantasy based on the Icelandic sagas; of the kids’ adventure story Tiernay West, Professional Adventurer; of the short-story collection Unicorn Seasons; and of three more novels and more than 30 more short stories, including appearances in Welcome to Bordertown and Cricket magazine. To learn more about visit her online at www.simner.com.