Max and Sam journey to Tahiti, where they have to outsmart a mean old man to solve a 100-year-old mystery. As the children gather clues, they learn about the geography of this paradise, the plants that grow there, and the creatures who live there. With laughs and frights along the way, Max and Sam have crazy adventures and ultimately become ...
Max and Sam journey to Tahiti, where they have to outsmart a mean old man to solve a 100-year-old mystery. As the children gather clues, they learn about the geography of this paradise, the plants that grow there, and the creatures who live there. With laughs and frights along the way, Max and Sam have crazy adventures and ultimately become celebrated heroes. About the Incredible Journey Books series: This new chapter book series combines fast-paced adventures that will make the heart race one minute and have readers giggling out loud the next. Informative fact sheets bracketing the beginning and end of the story relay key statistics on the locale, such as the population, location, size, language, currency, and all sorts of trivia about the land.
Treasure in Tahiti by Connie Lee Berry is the second book of the Incredible Journey series. In the first book, we met the Stone family and the Incredible Journey map. A ?W? had mysteriously appeared on the map beside the Cayman Islands, where book one?s adventure was.
This adventure takes place in the summer when Mr. Stone has to go to Tahiti for a week long business trip and decides to take the family along. The plan is a family vacation for the first week, and then Mr. Stone will stay for his business week.
Since this was a last minute decision, all had to pack up and leave the next morning. After a long flight to Tahiti and a scary taxi cab ride up a winding mountainous road, the family discovers their vacation cabin has only 3 walls, along with a fire pit, jugs of water and soda, a box of can goods, four cots, and a big mosquito net. The view of the ocean, the private beach, the lush, green forest, and gorgeous sunsets makes up for the hardship.
As in the first book, there is a fact sheet on the Tahiti Islands. Also the science page is how sand filters water and how to make your own sand water filter. Something I didn?t know.
The island adventure starts with ocean fishing, and after catching a small shark we see the Stone family males are not outdoorsmen. Next, Max finds a sealed jar under a floorboard and it contains a map, a treasure map. The treasure is on a small island near by, protected by warnings and a hermit. After solving the puzzling landmarks, the boys found the treasure, which were bonds and gold coins from a bank robbery in 1904. Their reward was a write up in the local newspaper and the vacation hut and land.
This is a good read for the grade school group. There is plenty of fun and adventure with a bit of mystery and pictures and illustrations highlighting the ten chapters. The mysterious map now has an ?I? that appeared beside Tahiti. What does this mean? We?ll have to read to whole series to find out.
Jan 18, 2008
the incredible journey continues
Journey to the other side of the world? Max and Sam are going on an incredible journey to Tahiti. What waits for them there is a fantastic mystery, in Connie Lee Berry?s book, ?Treasure in Tahiti.? This action packed adventure book for young readers promises excited page turning!
Their island paradise is not exactly what their mother had in mind. The family is left on their own at a simple hut with no electricity or inside running water. However the majestic scenery and ocean waves make up for it. When one of the boys finds an old treasure map beneath a loose floorboard, the adventure really begins. Convincing their dad to explore a nearby deserted island doesn?t take long and soon the boys are daring the darkness of a cave. Someone else is on the island though; someone else is searching for the hundred year old treasure. Will the boys be able to follow the clues and beat their opponent to the prize? Is it even still there after so long?
Written in a fun and upbeat tone, Connie Lee Berry?s books are perfect for reluctant readers. The intrigue of the plot makes ?Treasure in Tahiti? a page turner. Max and Sam are likeable characters that kids can relate to who just happen to be going on incredible journeys. Giving a bit of history, geography and even science, this book is a well rounded offering that packs in the surprises. The variety of it creates a buffet of island tastes. The Incredible Journey Book series is a fun collection to treasure.
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