Abraham’s Treasure

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作者:by Joanne Skerrett

出版年:2011

出版社:Papillote Press

出版地:[London, UK]

格式:EPUB 流式

ISBN:9780957118683

分類:英文書  

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Abraham’s Treasure was nominated for the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature in 2014.
 
Dominican-born Joanne Skerrett has written a terrific adventure story for young people set in Dominica. Teenage twins James and Jerome discover that treasure, buried during the days of slavery, is their rightful inheritance. As the boys de-code the clues that will lead to the treasure, they have some strange encounters: there’s a helpful parrot, a ghostly figure from the past and a legless man who can walk; they escape from a falling tower and discover a boiling lake. And, of course, there’s also an evil stranger who confronts them in an exciting climax.
 
Abraham’s Treasure mixes a classical hunt-the-treasure plot with a hint of magical realism to give a real page-turning quality. The twins are typical teenagers who have some very untypical experiences as they desperately strive to reach the treasure – whatever that may be – before their adversary.
 
Great for boys but girls, too, will identify with the twins and also with Petra, an annoying neighbour who is just as smart as they are. And the wild landscape of Dominica makes it a perfect location for a spot of treasure-hunting.

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