Tips for solving the treasure challenge created by your crazy school founder over eighty years ago
By Laurie Madison and Bud Wallace, Grade 6
- Be suspicious of student journalists. And maybe janitors, too.
- Make friends with your ancient school librarian. If her blue hair freaks you out, get over it.
- Be prepared to sing like an angel or, at the very least, like a pirate.
- Never underestimate the usefulness of furry rodents (especially flesh-eating ones).
- Avoid the English wing. Seriously. You don't want to go there.
Using a unique blend of notes, lists, and classic prose, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck tells the story of Bud and Laurie's quest to find the infamous Tutweiler Treasure. They're hot (or at least lukewarm) on the trail of clues, but time is running outthe school board wants to tear down Tuckernuck Hall. Can Bud and Laurie find the treasure before it's lost forever?
Emily Fairlie's memorable caper combines timeless mystery with humor in a treasure trove of wry wit, thrilling adventure, and undeniable heart.
About the Author
Emily Fairlie grew up in Virginia and went to Tuckahoe Middle School, which, unlike Tuckernuck Hall, was sadly lacking in hidden clues and treasure. She was also the proud owner of a family of gerbil escape artists with a taste for blood (and sunflower seeds). She now lives in Chicago with her dog, Binky.
Praise for The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck…
“A sure hit.”
“Bud and Laurie are well-developed characters, and the plot is fast paced and often funny. Readers are kept guessing about the treasure until the very end. A great read for fans of mystery or puzzles.”
-School Library Journal
“Whoa! Packed with plenty of humor, intrigue, and unexpected twists and turns, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck kept me guessing until the very end.”
-Lisa Yee, author of Millicent Min, Girl Genius and Warp Speed
“As fun and funny as it is mysterious!”
-Adam Rex, New York Times bestselling author of The True Meaning of Smekday and Cold Cereal
“Fans of The Westing Game will easily get wrapped up in this hilarious, delicious mystery full of surprises, but be warned: you’ll sorely wish you attended Tuckernuck after reading this...sigh.”
-David Yoo, author of The Detention Club and Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
“The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck reminded me of a lot of my time in sixth grade, only with more mystery and treasure-hunting, and less benchwarming for the J.V. volleyball team.”
-Mac Barnet, author of The Brixton Brothers Mysteries
“Funny, smart, mysterious, and playful-read it or risk being tuckered out.”
-David Lubar, author of Hidden Talents
“This book has everything: action, mystery, hilarity, and gerbils! What more do you need? Plus, it leaves you craving doughnuts for some reason.”
-Chris Rylander, author of The Fourth Stall books