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A Treasure's Trove: A Fairy Tale about Real Treasure for Parents and Children of All Ages
Synopses & Reviews
A Treasure's Trove is a beautifully illustrated fairy tale suitable for parents and children of all ages about twelve forest creatures whose mates disappear after being crystallized by a dark dust that falls every evening. The forest creatures combine forces with Zac, the handsome woodcarver; Ana, his beautiful half-elf, half-human wife; and their timid, chubby, winged "doth" Pook to save the creatures and restore the dying forest.
This classically-styled story is enjoyable and meaningful for children and adults; it is all about family values, love and cooperation, loyalty and friendship, and its characters are fun. Parents will find themselves reading the story over and over to children at bedtime. It teaches them not to be afraid of the dark. A Treasure's Trove will be talked about for years to come.
A Treasure's Trove teaches children the importance of saving the forests and working together to accomplish their goals. Concealed in the pages of this wonderful, classically-written story are the clues to twelve very real and very valuable treasures that are hidden around the continental USA — treasures similar to the crystallized forest creatures in the story — beautiful jewels worth over $1,000,000!
To find one of these fabulous jewels, decipher the clues in this story and go to an exact location to find a gold token. The gold token will give you the information you need to get your jewel.
The tokens are hidden in twelve separate locations. They are all easily accessible. The tokens are not buried but are cleverly hidden. Nothing should be disturbed in any way to find them. You won't need any special tools or knowledge for the hunt and you won't have to dig, pry, or move anything. Anyone who can read can discover the exact location of each treasure — just the way one of the characters does in the story.
"I love A Treasure's Trove because it gives you an opportunity to spend time with your child, grandchild, or nieces, or nephews — time with the family. That's what I think is so important about the book." Lee Meriwether: actress, humanitarian, former Miss America, mother, proud grandmother
This fairy tale takes place in a Great Forest and tells a sweet and sometimes sad story about friendship and greed, good fairies and evil fairies, and how love is greater than fear.
Treasure Trove is a fairy tale about real treasure for parents and children of all ages. The book is fully illustrated. This Fairy Tale takes place in a Great Forest and tells a sweet (and sometimes sad) story about friendship and greed, Good Fairies and Evil Fairies and how love is greater than fear. Also, concealed in the pages of this story, are the clues to twelve very real and very valuable treasures that are hidden around the continental United States for you to find and keep ...treasures similar to the jeweled Forest Creatures in the Fairy Tale. The treasures are not hidden in remote locations but rather in places accessible to everyone. You might even find one by accident, as you walk across a field or down a street. But none are on private property, and none are buried. Nothing needs to be lifted or moved for you to find them. But they are hidden well. The simple clues do not need any special knowledge to find or decipher. Anyone who can read can discover the exact location of each treasure --just the way one of the characters does in the story. This book is more than a treasure hunt. Enjoy reading it and take time to read it to a child. It will remind you and the child that we have to take care of each other, and take care of the earth. Oh yes --and not to be afraid of the dark. So, as you read and look carefully at the illustrations, if you believe in Fairies, you may find the clues that will lead you to the treasure.
About the Author
Michael Stadther, author and illustrator of Secrets of the Alchemist Dar, has loved treasure hunts ever since he was a boy, digging holes in his grandmother's yard, looking for buried treasure. His first book, A Treasure's Trove, was a New York Times bestseller and launched a national treasure hunt. This book also ignited the nation's rediscovery of the importance of reading together as a family.
He and his wife of twenty-five years, Helen Demetrios, launched, built, and sold two banking software companies; after the sale of the second, Mike focused on a notion he had been thinking about since the mid-1980s — creating a national treasure hunt that would captivate Americans, young and old.
Encouraged by the success of A Treasure's Trove, Mike embarked upon his next project — crafting a worldwide treasure hunt. Secrets of the Alchemist Dar's magnificent illustrations and intricate story are the starting points for this new adventure.
Mike has been featured in newspaper articles, radio, and television programs throughout the world. He and Helen live in upstate New York, U.S.
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