Monday, August 18, 2014

Book Giveaway! "The Treasure Hunt" by Kate Willis

That I get to write this post is amazingly cool to me!

One of my sisters wrote a book as a gift for one of our younger sisters (whose birthday happens to be today!), and she wants to give a signed paperback copy to one of you. And being the super-cool person and great older sister that she is, she wanted to have an unusual sort of giveaway. Before we get to that, though, here's a little bit about her recently released book:

From the back cover:
When they reached the gnarled, old apple tree something white lying in the compost pile caught David's eye. He came to a sudden stop and jumped off his bike. Picking up the small package, he dusted off the grass mulch and carefully unwrapped a wooden block with strange carvings on one side. The paper, however, was more than just wrapping. "Your father's favorite pastime and your favorite foods are the keys to this mystery. Signed, Das Alte und Langweilig," read David as he studied the paper. They were silent a moment each thinking of the strange clue and even stranger signature.
Anna was first to speak. "It seems like some sort of treasure hunt."
This is a short and sweet tale that would make a fantastic family read-aloud! It's also completely clean and perfect to hand to any young reader. I love the fact that a large amount of the setting and characters are based off real family life.

Obviously, the author is my sister, but even if she wasn't I would be thrilled to recommend this book to anyone who loves delightful and wholesome reading material.

Enter for a chance to win! (Open to U.S. residents, only, because of shipping costs.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't think you can wait to see if you've won? Know someone who needs this book as a gift? Buy a signed copy directly from me at a discount (only $5+shipping). I take cash, check, PayPal, or credit--whatever is easiest for you!

A Parents' Guide Review of "The Treasure Hunt":
(Since I don't know your family's reading standards, nor am I responsible for raising your children, I provide you with the info you need to make your own decision. As always, I recommend parents pre-read their children's books.)

Genre: Contemporary Fiction (Homeschoolers)
Rating: G
Recommended for: All ages, family read aloud
The story of homeschooled children on summer break following clues to their very own treasure hunt.
Concerns: none!

Specific questions? Just ask!


  1. What if you are the youngest in the family? Can nieces and nephews count?

    1. Oh, absolutely! Any young family member (or any youngster if you don't have family within reach!) will do just fine! ;)

  2. I played "trail ride in the mountains" with my niece and nephews. We encountered "narrow trails," got "shot at by bandits," "saw large bear tracks" and finally made it back. :) I also read stories.

    1. Oh, I love that! They must have had a blast! :)

  3. What an impossible thing to do, this writing a review for your favorite book. :P I don't know what my favorite book is, but this is one from my favorite author.

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    1. You are an awesome sister, Elanee. : )

  5. Birthday cake process with little brothers! :)