Because 11-year-old Alexis Tappendorf’s parents are spending the summer doing mysterious research, they leave Alexis with her Great-Aunt Mae in Virginia. Alexis learns about Beale’s Treasure, pirate treasure supposedly buried somewhere near Aunt Mae’s house. Alexis and her new friend Olivia have to solve some ciphers to locate the treasure and then beat the evil mayor’s family to get to it.
Alexis Tappendorf and the Search for Beale’s Treasure by Becca C. Smith is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing, making it fun reading for kids as well as parents. Here and there a word is in the wrong tense, but for the most part it is extremely well written. We were disappointed with the end, however, since it ends on a cliffhanger with a set up for a second book but it appears no second book has been written.
4 (out of 5) Stars
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