By Rob Mills
Whilst Charlie Sykes wakes up in sanatorium in St. John's, he learns that he and his father were in a motor vehicle coincidence and that his father is death. Charlie inherits little greater than the brass key that his father pressed into his hand sooner than he gave up the ghost. so far as Charlie is familiar with, he has no relations in Newfoundland. yet then Uncle Nick indicates up and is raring to satisfy his nephew--not due to who Charlie is, yet quite due to what Charlie has: the major. That key will free up a treasure Uncle Nick begun looking for greater than thirty years prior. And he might have came upon all of it these years in the past if he hadn't been arrested and despatched away for homicide. yet Charlie isn't confident he may still quit the foremost. He leads Uncle Nick on a wild chase via previous St. John's, throughout sign Hill and out to the coast. There, excessive above the rugged Atlantic, Charlie eventually comes face-to-face with Uncle Nick, the treasure, and a relatives background that would go away him with a brand new figuring out of the place he comes from and the place he's going.
Age point: eleven and up | Grade point: 6 and up
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A bicycle. Jake the Teenager and his shopping bag. Nothing strange. She had to think. She could say she had a buried treasure map, and then she could draw it really quick. Trevor made a snorty sound. ” he said. Then he laughed. 48 “Bean’s hat is pretty strange,” giggled Prairie. Bean yanked her hat off. “Come on, Ivy,” she said, as toughly as she could. ” Ivy nodded in an Al Sevenish way. “Look tough,” muttered Bean. Ivy rubbed her face, and they walked quickly away around Pancake Court. 49 Bean needed a mystery on the double.
Bean felt herself get hot and embarrassed. No one laughed at Al Seven. She was doing exactly what he did. Why was he cool and tough, while Bean was hot and embarrassed? It wasn’t fair. Ivy stomped her foot. “There are strange and mysterious things on Pancake Court. ” Sophie S. and Ruby giggled. Trevor said, “You’re loonies. Nothing strange ever happens around here. ” Trevor and Ruby went to school at home. They got bored a lot. “I’ll bet you fifty cents you can’t show me one strange thing on Pancake Court.
He does it every day,” whispered Bean. “He whizzes around Pancake Court, parks in front of Ivy’s house, and falls asleep for two 39 hours. Why does he sleep in the middle of the day? ” Prairie looked doubtful, but Bean didn’t wait for her to argue. She moved silently to a tree near the mail truck and beckoned for Ivy to follow her. One by one, Ivy and Sophie S. and Dino and Prairie came to her side. Together, they watched the mailman breathe in and out. Bean remembered how Al Seven had given a big sigh and walked toward Sammy La Barba.