Monday, November 14, 2011
Treasure Trove by Dick King-Smith
Young Ben just loves to save money, some would even call him a miser. But, he definitely has a business brain as well as a conscience. When he finds a stash of gold coins hidden under a floorboard at his house he sets out to find out what they are worth and tries to find out about to whom they used to belong. Accompanied by his best mate Jamie, he visits a numismatologist called Harry Garter who informs him of their great value. One afternoon after school when they are exploring the local cemetery, they come across something very strange which turns out to be connected to the mysterious coins. Whilst this little novel is a bit on the lame side, and Ben is just a bit too goody-two-shoes for my liking, it is a pleasant little read which could be read quite easily in a couple of silent reading sessions.