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Hardcover Book Details
  • 08/2017
  • 9780995359246
  • 32 pages
  • $21.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2017
  • 9780995359253
  • 32 pages
  • $10.99
Ebook Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-0-9953592-6-0 B0719JXRRT
  • 32 pages
  • $5.21
Ebook Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-0-9953592-7-7
  • 32 pages
  • $8.69
BCR Fegan
Author
Henry and the Hidden Treasure
BCR Fegan, author

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Henry and the Hidden Treasure is an imaginative adventure a young child has in defending his pocket money against his little sister. Henry constructs elaborate defensive measures that he is sure will stand up to the clever ambitions of Lucy. Little does he know, Lucy has a few tricks of her own. With a focus on introducing children to the use of ordinal numbers, Henry and the Hidden Treasure also draws out some important qualities of being a kid – such as creativity, the value of listening to parental advice, and of course, being nice to your sister.
Reviews
For a boy named Henry, the “pocket money” his parents give him is nothing less than treasure—which needs to be kept safe from his younger sister, Lucy. Henry believes that she’s “a secret ninja spy sent to steal his treasure,” so he devises an elaborate way to safeguard it, moving it into a “secret cave” guarded by superheroes, soldiers, and even a “giant and ferocious” pig. There’s an odd switch in tense as Henry outlines his plan (“Fourth, he will build a huge maze inside the cave.... Fifth, he would design some clever booby traps”), but it’s clear that Australian writer Fegan understands how much children’s possessions—especially cold, hard cash—can mean to them. Wen captures the over-the-top premise in cinematic scenes that build tension as Henry’s heavily guarded cave takes shape, then defuses it with comedy as little Lucy, dressed as a ninja, makes short work of every single line of defense. The tender resolution—in which readers learn that Lucy is just looking for a hug—will trigger smiles while putting Henry’s tightfistedness in perspective. Ages 3–8. (BookLife)
BlueInk (Starred Review)

“Fegan’s tone is just right…”
“Offering an uplifting message that siblings should be appreciated, not just avoided…”

Foreword Clarion Reviews

“Henry and the Hidden Treasure is a joy to read for young and old alike.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Early readers should enjoy this gentle picture book’s fantasy elements and its message of sibling harmony, all delivered with a light, humorous touch.”

Literary Titan

"Teachers looking to create text sets for their students will find Henry and the Hidden Treasure a delightful addition to sets alongside books like Charlie McButton Lost Power where sibling rivalry is the theme."

Readers' Favorite

“B.C.R. Fegan has written such a compassionate story, full of the type of imagination that children like best: fantastical.”

The Bookbag

“A gem – an excellent story with some valuable lessons for kids. The bright and cheerful illustrations complement to text perfectly.”

Formats
Hardcover Book Details
  • 08/2017
  • 9780995359246
  • 32 pages
  • $21.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 08/2017
  • 9780995359253
  • 32 pages
  • $10.99
Ebook Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-0-9953592-6-0 B0719JXRRT
  • 32 pages
  • $5.21
Ebook Details
  • 08/2017
  • 978-0-9953592-7-7
  • 32 pages
  • $8.69

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