Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit

This tale is written for young readers.  It's full of silly stories where the children's big ideas backfire on them.  It's written well and you even laugh as you see how they carry out their goals.

Dover Publications and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

Their mother has died, their father is having a hard time earning enough money to keep them in their home and they are trying to come up with ways to make money.  After all, father sold their silverware and other things from the house already and their allowances have disappeared.  Just what could they do?

They try all sorts of schemes that are hairbrained and silly and they manage to get by without doing any damage.  They do get in a bit of trouble.

The ending is great!  They feel sorry for their poor Indian uncle, so they give him they money they have left since their last great scheme.  That turns their fortune around.  You'll need to read the book to see how but it's a fun read.  Give it a try.

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