Key to the treasure

by Peggy Parish

Paper Book, 1966



Call number




New York, Macmillan [1966]


Three children unravel a century-old mystery.

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LibraryThing member Bookshop_Lady
One of my favorites as a child and still a wonderful read. I'm looking forward to sharing this book with my grandson.
LibraryThing member MelissaPatek
Key to the Treasure is about three siblings who stay with their grandparents for the summer. Each summer, their grandfather tells them the same story about a treasure. One day, the children discover the key to finding the treasure and they work together to solve clues to find the treasure. The main
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idea in this book is solving the mystery. I had mixed feelings about this. One thing that I really liked about the book was that when the children found clues, like the Alphabet code and the cross word puzzle, there was an illustration so I as the reader could solve the clue too. One thing that I did not like about the book was the dialogue. I felt it was outdated. The children said things like "gee" and "phooey" and the dialogue kind of reminded me of a 1950s sitcom, and it seemed like it was trying to force itself to be funny. Although I was not a fan of the dialogue, the book was published in 1966, so the outdate dialogue makes sense.
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154 p.; 22 cm




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