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"Only boring people get bored…Interesting people can always find something to be interested in." That's what Tom Trelawney's father says, anyway. Tom shouldn't have been interested in playing...
"Only boring people get bored…Interesting people can always find something to be interested in." That's what Tom Trelawney's father says, anyway. Tom shouldn't have been interested in playing...
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  • "Only boring people get bored…Interesting people can always find something to be interested in." That's what Tom Trelawney's father says, anyway. Tom shouldn't have been interested in playing with matches but he was...bored. Now the shed is in ashes and strange Uncle Harvey is the only one willing to have him stay while his parents vacation. Tom soon discovers Harvey is going to South America on a treasure hunt and though nephews aren't invited, he manages to tag along. Before it's over he'll drive a car, fire a gun and run for his life. Tom realizes that life may be about following the rules, but survival may be about breaking them.

 

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  • Josh Lacey worked as a journalist, screenwriter, and teacher before writing his first book for children. He is the author of two series, the Misfitz Mysteries and Grk Series. He lives in London with his wife and daughter. Visit his website at www.joshlacey.com.

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  • DOGO Books Ms. Barrager - Page turner for boys and girls alike! Tom spends a weekend in Peru with his crazy Uncle Harvery, running away from Otto Gonzalez, the finger cutting crook. Car chase scenes and mountain top gun battles are contrasted with the search for Sir Francis Drake's gold on the coast of South America. Will Tom ever make it out of there? Will Harvey regret brining him along, or is Tom's clever thinking just the ticket to get them both home!
  • School Library Journal

    June 1, 2012

    Gr 5-8-Tom Trelawney's father told him, "Only boring people get bored...interesting people can always find something to be interested in." Unfortunately, Tom took an interest in matches and burned down his family's garden shed. What he hadn't counted on was this being the first step of an adventure that would carry him from Connecticut to New York City, and then halfway around the world to Peru. The journey takes both Tom and his Uncle Harvey up the Andes and then across the Pacific Ocean in search of treasure fabled to belong to Sir Francis Drake. This blend of adventure and mystery is predictable and many of the attempts to be humorous fall a little flat. There is enough intrigue and excitement, however, to attract readers, even reluctant ones.-Wayne R. Cherry, Jr., First Baptist Academy Library, Houston, TX

    Copyright 2012 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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