I loved this old fashioned story because it took me back in time to the way people talked in the early 1900s in a charming beach setting. It reminded me of the Nancy Drew mysteries.
A fun mystery, without anything that was scary for my boys 6-10. It had just enough suspense to keep them begging for more. They were sad when it was over and wanted me to read it again!
My 10 and 12 yos really enjoyed this wholesome mystery. I enjoyed it as well and read it in one sitting because I had to figure out the mystery! I love that it was suspenseful without being scary and that the characters are likable with high moral character.
We loved this book! It was suspenseful but not scary, and the characters were so likable. It was a page turner for sure!
This mystery was riveting from the beginning and had us wanting to read just one more chapter every time one ended. Augusta Seaman included suspense, action, or sudden twists in the plot to keep us on our toes the entire time. It was really fun to read, and I was glad there was nothing scary that would keep a young reader up at night.
“My gracious!” breathed Phyllis. “Did you ever see anything so strange! What can it be?”
“And isn’t it beautiful!” added Leslie. “What can that queer creature be that’s carved on it? Looks to me like the pictures of dragons that we used to have in storybooks.”
“Let’s try now to get it open.”
After arriving at the seashore to care for her sick aunt, Leslie meets Phyllis, and the two girls become instant friends. When Leslie’s dog uncovers a mysterious treasure box, they are eager to figure out where it came from and what it contains. Mysterious lights, shadowy figures, stormy nights, and threatening messages are no match for the determined youngsters who will stop at nothing to solve this mystery. Can they protect the box long enough to discover its secrets?
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