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*Treasure in Tahiti (Incredible Journey Books)* by Connie Lee Berry- young readers book review
Also by Connie Lee Berry:

Adventure in Africa (Incredible Journey Books)

Pirates in Paradise (Incredible Journey Books)

A Criminal in the Caymans (Incredible Journey Books)
Treasure in Tahiti (Incredible Journey Books)
by Connie Lee Berry
Ages 9-12 96 pages Kid's Fun Press August 2006 Paperback    

Treasure in Tahiti is book two in the "Incredible Journey Books" series. These stories, written by Connie Lee Berry, center on two young brothers who stumble onto something that doesn’t seem right and end up solving mysteries.

In book two, Mrs. Stone informs her sons, Max and Sam, that they are going to drop off their young sister at their grandparents so that they can meet with Mr. Stone and vacation in Tahiti. Mr. Stone has a surprise in store for them all, but it isn’t at all what any of them expect. The “camping” trip ends up being in a shabby beach hut with a stunning view. Eventually the boys stumble upon a clue – a treasure map, no less – under floorboards in the hut. They set off to find the treasure only to discover that they are not the only ones who are looking for it. Decisions and deceptions are about to begin for Max and Sam. In the end, of course, the boys solve a 100-year-old crime, and to honor them, the Tahitians give the family the vacation property.

Parents will enjoy the artfully disguised science lessons, maps and geography lessons that are entwined throughout the story. Readers are also exposed to poetry and encouraged to enter their poetry for prizes. Fans will be thrilled to know that this series continues with book three, Adventure in Africa, and book four, Pirates in Paradise.

This is a tiny, friendly book that will not intimidate readers who shy away from higher page counts. The author’s children pose for some of the illustrations that look like they might have gone through a photo enhancing computer program such as Photoshop on a home computer.

Unfortunately I could find no information in the book or on the publisher’s site regarding environmentally sound printing options that were chosen, such as using chlorine or acid-free paper. Because the environment is a strong passion of mine, I feel I have to dock the book by 1/2 a star. I would recommend it to readers aged 7-10.

Young readers book reviews for ages 8 to 12 years old

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