Sunday, August 28, 2011

Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure - B.K. Bostick

Publisher:  Bonneville (October 8,2011)
Pages:  256
Source:  I received a review copy from Netgalley
Genre:  Middle Grade Adventure

From Goodreads: 
When his grandfather dies, Huber Hill is devastated---until he opens Grandpa Nick's mysterious box. An old gold coin and directions to a hidden Spanish treasure send him and his friends off on an mind-blowing adventure, but he's not the only one on the hunt. Filled with dangerous animals and cryptic puzzles, this book will have you on the edge of your seat until the last page.

My Thoughts:
This is a book my students will definitely love.  It is full of mystery, and adventure.  Those two things go hand in hand.  I believe a lot of my students will be able to identify with the characters in this book.  Huber and Hannah Hill are twins and about as opposite as you can get.  Huber is a math geek and shy.  His sister Hannah is very outgoing and athletic.  Like a lot of students I know there are expectations from the parents that just can’t be met.  Huber feels this tension between himself and his father.    Huber is also the victim of a bully, Scott McCormick.  He stands up to Scott and ends up becoming friends with him. 

When Huber and Hannah’s Grandpa Nick passes  away they miss him terribly.  He was always telling them stories about hidden Spanish treasure.  Upon his death they inherit  a chest that has mementos, letters …AND…a treasure map!  Hannah, Scott, and Huber set of to find the treasure and meet up with some very unexpected things.  Check out this wonderful book to see if they find “Deadman’s Treasure”.
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Important Note:
Author B.K. Bostick will donate 100% of proceeds from sales of his new book, Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure from October 1st -16th, 2011 to Alyssa and her family.

To participate in the fundraiser, simply pre-order a copy now or purchase one during October 1st through 16th.  For more information go here

1 comment:

  1. The plot sounds really good, but the cover seems oddly familiar. I'll have to see if I can get a copy through Netgalley.