Review! The Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru by Sharon Skretting

jewelperuThe Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru

By Sharon Skretting

316 pages – ages 8+

Published by Sharon Skretting on September 20, 2014

Synopsis- From the Publisher: “After his father’s ship is found abandoned at sea, Christopher makes and unexpected discovery on board—The Ultimate Treasure  Chest!  Inside is a message that beckons him to set sail after the treasure and his parents. When a savage pirate and a corrupt businessman join forces to steal the treasure for themselves, the gang gets caught up in pirate chases, time travel, and an underground network of spies. Will Christopher find the Jewel and his parents or will all be lost forever?

What I Thought- This was a fun time-travel book.  I specially liked that the characters were not from modern times but from the 18th century and they travel forward to our time. The characters are kid sailors and they transport to modern day Peru.  Ms. Skretting has written an authentic sounding 1700’s story, and then she put them in a modern-day situation, and it was just as believable. The characters are well-developed and you feel a connection to them. Christopher is a great kid and an enjoyable MC. The story is solid, but the story does not keep the same exciting pace  after the first couple challenges the characters face.  Still, the story is good and a great choice for kids. The book had educational parts. You learn about the environment and Peru throughout the story, as the characters are challenged to learn about them to get to the next stage.

I give “The Jewel of Peru” four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

Categories: Age 9+

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10 replies

  1. Time travel AND treasure chests and pirates: sounds like everything a kid reader would like!

  2. I love the cover. That alone would sell me.

  3. Great review, Erik. This has everything in it. I bet kids get hooked before it slows down.

  4. What would you say is your favorite seafaring novel, Erik?

  5. My oldest will think this is a great book! I was looking for something for my youngest, we are into Donkey’s Kite by Liana Allen, it’s from her series Horse Valley Adventure, great for my 5 yo!, We are going to read much more of her works!

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