The Lost Treasure of Lincoln County: A Great American Adventure by Nancy Sifford Alana

losttreasureThe Lost Treasure of Lincoln County: A Great American Adventure
by Nancy Sifford Alana
112 pages – ages 8+
Published by AuthorHouse on January 7, 2011

In the year 1958, Jonas and his friend wanted to be heroes. When the boys find an old chest with a treasure map inside, they are excited because they can become rich! They get the help of Mr. Sifford, a descendant of the person who made the map and a local historian, to help them find the treasure. What the boys find is much more than they thought…

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I also think it must be hard to write in this genre because (I don’t know if I am saying this right) you have to tell history in a way that the reader doesn’t know he/she is learning something. This story was a very good one. The characters were very likable. I especially liked Jonas. I think he acted like a regular kid would throughout the story. I liked that I learned about the history of the American flag and immigration in this book. Ms. Alana wrote a good story that is appropriate for any age. The plot was very simple and straight forward but, for my taste, I would have liked a little more twists and turns to add more to the plot. I would have also like to know how old Jonas and Dale were in the beginning of the story. Even with that, I think the story is a good one that I would read again.

Four out of five bookworms for The Lost Treasure of Lincoln County. fourbooks

To learn more about Ms. Alana and her book, please visit her website HERE or like The Lost Treasure of Lincoln County on Facebook HERE.

Categories: Age 6-9, Age 9+

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15 replies

  1. I would like this book! Nice review.

  2. Great review as always Erik.

  3. I never found any treasure, but once I found some popcorn on the ground back by the garages!

    Love and licks,

  4. My favorite game is the treasure hunt game!! This looks like an interesting book. I like the cover a lot.

  5. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres as well, Lord Eric. It fits well with my love of castles and such. This one looks like a good read. Thanks for pointing it out.

  6. This sounds like an interesting book. I read a lot of HF and do a unit on this genre with my 5th grade students. I will have to check this one out. I am curious about what the boys find! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I too am in awe of historical fiction. Not only is it impressive to string together 40,000 words but to complete such significant research blows mind!

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