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Treasure

by (author) Mireille Messier & Irene Luxbacher

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2019
Category
General, Siblings, Imagination & Play
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459817340
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459817364
    Publish Date
    Sep 2019
    List Price
    $14.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781459828193
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $4.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

When two siblings go on a treasure hunt, they aren't sure exactly what kind of treasure they are looking for.

What they do know is that treasures are shiny, mysterious and precious. And that all the really good treasures are hidden! As they explore the forest, their curiosity pays off when they find the biggest, shiniest, most mysterious and precious treasure hidden just over a hill. Told exclusively in dialogue, this beautifully illustrated picture book exudes a sense of wonder at the natural world and emphasizes the magical qualities of looking through a child's eye.

Also available in French as Trésor, translated by the author, Mireille Messier.

About the authors

Mireille Messier est une autrice jeunesse née à Montréal, qui a grandi à Ottawa et qui habite maintenant à Toronto. Elle a travaillé dans les domaines de la radiodiffusion et du théâtre. Mireille a publié plus de trente livres en français ou en anglais destinés aux enfants de tous les âges, dont l’album Sergent Billy: La vraie histoire du chevreau devenu soldat. Son album Ma branche préférée a été mis en nomination pour les prix Shining Willow, Blue Spruce et pour les Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général du Canada. Avant de devenir autrice, Mireille a été animatrice à la télévision et à la radio, scénariste, critique littéraire — des domaines dans lesquels elle œuvre toujours de temps à autre. Mireille vit à Toronto avec cinq chats, deux oiseaux et plus d’une centaine de poissons rouges (mais pas de chevaux !).

Mireille Messier's profile page

IRENE LUXBACHER est à la fois auteure, illustratrice et artiste. Elle a publié de nombreux livres d’activités artistiques et albums jeunesse dont Le jardin imaginaire de grand-papa, d’Andrew Larsen, mis en nomination pour le Prix du Gouverneur général dans la catégorie illustrations. Irene habite à Toronto où elle travaille actuellement à la création de nouveaux tableaux et albums.

 

IRENE LUXBACHER was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for her illustrations in Andrew Larsen’sThe Imaginary Garden (Le jardin imaginaire de grand-papa). She has illustrated several other picture books, including Mittens to Share (Une mitaine pour deux), The Heart’s Song (Le grand cœur de madame Lili), as well as her own picture books Once I Was a Bear (Lorsque j’étais un ours…) and Mattoo, Let’s Play! (Viens jouer, Matou!). She lives in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and young son. You can learn more about her work at www.ireneluxbacher.com.

Irene Luxbacher's profile page

Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection
  • Commended, Bank Street College of Education Best Books
  • Commended, Kirkus Best Books

Editorial Reviews

“If you have a little treasure seeker, this is a beautiful book for story time inside or outside. And if you have someone who is reluctant to go outside, this is an excellent enticement.”

Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk blog

“A wonderful way of rediscovering ancient, life-giving treasures.”

David Suzuki, Scientist and Broadcaster

“This is a very good choice to teach the value of time spent in the natural world, looking for treasures of nature. Young children will be encouraged to discuss their own treasures and what makes them so special.”

Must Read Literature: K thru YA

“Messier and Luxbacher have created a vivid adventure that leads right to a shiny, mysterious, and precious treasure in both French and English. ­ An excellent read-aloud to teach children how one person’s treasure may be different from another’s, but that they are both still important.”

School Library Journal

“A good story to read aloud.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Full of wonder and the beauty of the natural surroundings, this book is a treat.”

Sal's Fiction Addiction

“Treasure reminds us that although we might not always find what we are looking for, we might discover something even more magical—a connection to nature and our Earth.”

Autumn Peltier, internationally recognized advocate for water, from the Wikwemikong First Nation

★ "From tiny discoveries to one big treasure, the natural world delights at every turn...A gentle exploration, using a child's words and told at a child's pace, of a marvelous world."

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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