"Shovelfuls of gold!"
Dig into joyful reading with a "rollicking story"
Treasure Town is a "first chapter book" that blends a hilarious tale about searching for pirate treasure with real learning — about pirate history, geography and vocabulary.
With a map, a word list (Flabbergasted: thunderstruck. Thunderstruck: flabbergasted), and the kids’ reports on pirates at the end, this is the first book for younger readers by Doug Wilhelm, author of the middle-school classic The Revealers. It's wonderfully illustrated by Sarah-Lee Terrat, one of Ben & Jerry's original artists — and its publication is made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign.
“Shovelfuls of gold in this rollicking story of pirate gold in Florida. Great characters, funny events, and big dollops of history and geography. Well done!”
R.A. Montgomery, co-creator of the Choose Your Own Adventure series
“A fun — and very funny — yarn about buried treasure, three brave treasure hunters, the ‘weirdos’ who want to find it too, and the ‘Treasure Town’ that ends up making history. A great read for adventuresome kids!”
S. S. Taylor, author, The Expeditioners
“This story can help give parents and teachers the joy of seeing children become better readers of valuable chapter books.”
Sue Biggam, co-author, Literacy Profiles: A Framework to Guide Assessment, Instructional Strategies and Intervention, K-4
"Treasure Town will be treasured by every reader who loves action, humor, and a rollicking good tale."
Ellen Miles, author of the Puppy Place series
• Watch the video book trailer, featuring second and third graders!