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A Treasure's Trove : A Fairy Tale about Real Treasure for Parents and Children of All Ages
by Michael Stadther
Publisher: Treasure Trove, Inc.
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Reading Level: Ages 4-8
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Book Description

Treasure Trove is a fairy tale about real treasure for parents and children of all ages. The book is fully illustrated. This Fairy Tale takes place in a Great Forest and tells a sweet (and sometimes sad) story about friendship and greed, Good Fairies and Evil Fairies and how love is greater than fear. Also, concealed in the pages of this story, are the clues to twelve very real and very valuable treasures that are hidden around the continental United States for you to find and keep ...treasures similar to the jeweled Forest Creatures in the Fairy Tale. The treasures are not hidden in remote locations but rather in places accessible to everyone. You might even find one by accident, as you walk across a field or down a street. But none are on private property, and none are buried. Nothing needs to be lifted or moved for you to find them. But they are hidden well. The simple clues do not need any special knowledge to find or decipher. Anyone who can read can discover the exact location of each treasure --just the way one of the characters does in the story. This book is more than a treasure hunt. Enjoy reading it and take time to read it to a child. It will remind you and the child that we have to take care of each other, and take care of the earth. Oh yes --and not to be afraid of the dark. So, as you read and look carefully at the illustrations, if you believe in Fairies, you may find the clues that will lead you to the treasure.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 102 pages
  • Publisher: Treasure Trove, Inc.; edition (Apr 26, 2023)
  • ISBN: 0976061805
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 Based on 30 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 738

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

2Plagarized Kit Williams' Masquerade, Aug 11, 2023
This is a rip-off of the British artist Kit William's book "Masquerade" that came out in the 1980's, and caused a massive treasure hunt all over England. The difference is Masquerade had beautiful detailed artwork on every page. This book does not.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5a fairytale for adults and children, Aug 9, 2023
I really enjoyed this book as well as my 7 year-old son. The characters were just as real in their enchanted setting as any Grimm's fairy tale. We also loved treasure hunting together. A winner!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5National Treasure, Jul 18, 2023
This book is not for everyone, and some people hate it. For example, I was in an independent bookstore the other day near City Hall here in San Francisco, and a well-dressed little toddler was sitting there crying, on the floor, while his nanny was trying to interest him in reading this book. "But I don't wanna! I don't like Pook!" cried the little rich boy. So it just shows you that there's no accounting for tastes. Speaking for myself, I can't see how anyone, no matter how young, could despise such a cute story. Zac the woodcarver is your ideal folk hero. Not too handsome, in fact he looks a bit like Nate, the hero of HBO's SIX FEET UNDER, in other words, just adequate, but children will like the way he stands tall in the forest and cares about even the littlest of the forest creatures. Even the wood he carves receives his loving attention. In a way, he's like Gary Snyder but without the poetry. Instead, what he has is an inquiring mind and a sweet dedication to the welfare of his little "doth" Pook.

Yes, "doth" is correct. Don't try looking it up in your Funk and Wagnalls, for you won't find it, but I predict that one day Pook will be just as famous an animal in children's literature as the immortal Wilbur the Pig, or Aslan, or Freddy the Pig, or Puss in Boots. "Uff, uff," says the little "doth." Yes, he's part dog and the rest--well, that's for your inner child to find out. If Disney had any business sense they would secure the film right to Michael Stadther's haunting fable, and film it on the big screen with live action and combined CGI effects. They could hire just about any big star, for all of them would want to make a family oriented film. Look at Johnny Depp--he used to do edgy work, then came a family and now he's all Pirates of the Caribbean and Willy Wonka.

When Zac and Pook get more involved in the mysteries of the Great Forest you will be on fire with suspense. Yes, there's an ecological twist to this tale, and so I was not surprised to read in our local paper, the Chronicle, that the very first treasure was discovered in a national park! Open to everyone, our national parks are indeed America's greatest treasure. And this book ranks a close second.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

3Fun concept but...., Jul 13, 2023
Okay, who wouldn't want to pick up a children's book and win a fortune? It's the ultimate fairy tale come to life. Conceptually, then, this book is a winner.

However, if you're looking for a good story to go along with the treasure hunt, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Other reviewers have complained about the book's clunky prose and poor editing. For my part, I was most annoyed by the abrupt and amateurish literary device used to avoid out-and-out telling the reader where the treasures were located. It reminded me of a humorous essay in which a veteran writer explains to novices that when he is unsure of how to end a novel, he solves the problem by writing "Suddenly, everyone was run over by a truck. The End."

Bottom line: Don't expect an enduring work of children's literature -- or even a book worth re-reading (save for the treasure hunt part) -- and you won't be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Fun for all!, Jul 12, 2023
Saw an interview of the author on TV & got interested in this book; then saw an interview of a man who had found one of the treasures and decided to try for one myself. Ordered the book & have spent every spare moment trying to decipher the codes and puzzles hidden in every page. Wonderful fun for all ages!

Hope I can figure out where some of the treasures are before they're all gone!


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