The Search for the Homestead Treasure A Mystery by Ann Treacy
  

The Search for the Homestead Treasure A Mystery

Written by Ann Treacy
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Synopsis

The Search for the Homestead Treasure A Mystery by Ann Treacy

Aunt Ida would boil him in the laundry cauldron if she knew where he was. On the long wagon ride to the old homestead, she warned them about the Gypsies they d encountered, and now here he was, ducking into a colorful caravan with Samson, a Gypsy boy he had met . . . underwater. And it was the best thing to happen since they d moved from Stillwat

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Set in rural Minnesota in 1903, this evocative effort neatly weaves in period details. It reflects the demands of farming and the significant prejudice that was harbored by the white farmers against the Roma, documented both in the story that depicts their culture and in an informative author's note. A good bet for fans of historical fiction. --Kirkus Reviews [A] tightly written novel. --Publishers Weekly Ann Treacy loves the craft of writing-- not just the flow of words and the stories that bubble up, but truly crafting the right phrases, tone, and pace. --Lake Superior Magazine A dramatic and well-paced tale, rich with an array of incidents involving vivid characters. --Picks and Reads for Kids Extensive research and a compelling protagonist make this title a great fit for classes exploring their family trees. --Booklist Infused with historical details... this book has regional, genealogical, and classroom appeal. --VOYA Written in short chapters, the steady plot moves along with suspenseful episodes and events appropriate to the time period. --School Library Journal Highly recommended for classrooms and middle grade readers who want more than your average pioneer story! --Beth's Book-Nook Blog A story of hard work, grit, determination and surviving tough times. --Hibbing Daily Tribune Here is a real treasure. Authentic and beautifully told, The Search for the Homestead Treasure weaves together the endearing story of an unlikely friendship with a compelling and intriguing mystery. Ann Treacy brings to vivid life the hardship and rewards of early twentieth-century rural Minnesota in this gem of a book. --Margi Preus, author of Enchantment Lake* Martin is a quiet character who will not let go of my heart! While his story is one bound in family and history, his struggles and grit will speak to every modern young reader who knows loss and heartbreak. Treacy's message of perseverance and hope make Martin a protagonist to root for and a boy never to forget. --Helen Hemphill, author of The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones Ann Treacy shows a gift for mystery shot through with historical details, but never overwhelmed by the past. Reading The Search for the Homestead Treasure made me want to find lost treasure and--almost--made me want to grab hold of the plow with Martin, clearing the land for planting and clearing a path for him into the grown-up world. --Gwenyth Swain, author of Wanda Gag: Storybook Artist and Riding to Washington Set in rural Minnesota in 1903, this evocative effort neatly weaves in period details. It reflects the demands of farming and the significant prejudice that was harbored by the white farmers against the Roma, documented both in the story that depicts their culture and in an informative author's note. A good bet for fans of historical fiction.

[A] tightly written novel.

[Treacy] s seamless storytelling moves the tale, deftly navigating loss, grieving and adventure. Her attention to historic detail makes it enjoyable for. . . older readers, too.

Extensive research and a compelling protagonist make this title a great fit for classes exploring their family trees.

Infused with historical details... this book has regional, genealogical, and classroom appeal.

Written in short chapters, the steady plot moves along with suspenseful episodes and events appropriate to the time period

Here is a real treasure. Authentic and beautifully told, The Search for the Homestead Treasure weaves together the endearing story of an unlikely friendship with a compelling and intriguing mystery. Ann Treacy brings to vivid life the hardship and rewards of early twentieth-century rural Minnesota in this gem of a book. Margi Preus, author of Enchantment Lake* Martin is a quiet character who will not let go of my heart! While his story is one bound in family and history, his struggles and grit will speak to every modern young reader who knows loss and heartbreak. Treacy s message of perseverance and hope make Martin a protagonist to root for and a boy never to forget. Helen Hemphill, author of The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones Ann Treacy shows a gift for mystery shot through with historical details, but never overwhelmed by the past. Reading The Search for the Homestead Treasure made me want to find lost treasure and almost made me want to grab hold of the plow with Martin, clearing the land for planting and clearing a path for him into the grown-up world. Gwenyth Swain, author of Wanda Gag: Storybook Artist and Riding to Washington

About the Author

Ann Treacy is coauthor (with Margi Preus) of A Book of Grace. Her writing has appeared in Lake Superior Magazine as well as Highlights for Children magazine. She lives in Duluth, Minnesota.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
176 pages

Author

Ann Treacy
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Publisher

University of Minnesota Press

Publication date

19th May 2016

ISBN

9780816699568


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