Race For The Park Street Treasure

Monday, June 13, 2011

“The rumors of my death,” I began bravely when I reached the top and collapsed onto the surface of the bridge, “have been greatly exaggerated.” Then despite my best efforts to be cool, I sagged to my knees and closed my eyes, then fell over.

Book: Race For The Park Street Treasure by Sigmund Brouwer, Bethany House Publishers, 2004
Race for the Park Street Treasure (Accidental Detectives, Book 7) 
Genre: Adventure/Mystery
Target Audience: Boys 10-14
Subjects: Greed, friendship
Summary: TREASURE! Ricky has stumbled across an actual treasure map while sorting through old library books and is determined to find the legendary treasure of the town’s historic miser. However, he’s not the only one on the trail of the treasure. There are others who want it just as badly, and who aren’t afraid to be mean to get it! Ricky and his friends find themselves in some dangerous situations as they seek treasure and have to learn a bit about the price of greed.
Notes: The treasure from the book is from a wealthy man who was known for hiding all of his money, never sharing with anyone. The kids learn a lesson from his story about the terrible price of greed as they get closer and closer to discovering the treasure. This is the 9th in the Accidental Detectives series, a series of books about Ricky Kidd, a young boy who often stumbles into mysteries and has to deal with a younger brother that drives him nuts.
Recommendation Scale: 3/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 15:27A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.


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