Treasure Hunters: The Plunder Down Under is the seventh book in this middle-grade series by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. The story follows the Kidd family as they search for the Lasseter’s Gold lost treasure of Australia.
The Kidd’s parents are framed for stealing famous gems after a pirate, Charlotte Badger, comes aboard their ship. Now it’s up to the four siblings to navigate the Australian Outback, find the pirate and recover the evidence to prove their parents are innocent. And they have just seven days to do this!
I loved meeting the Kidd family, the banter between Bick, Beck, Storm and Tommy together with the hilarious illustrations will have your children laughing out loud. The local slang from Australia brings a real charm to the story and my kids enjoyed learning more about the country through the book, from Boomerang to Billabong, from Vegemite to Didgeridoo.
So if you’re keen to set out on an expedition with the competitive twins Bick and Beck, Storm who has a photographic memory, and Tommy who is always in a tailspin over love then check out The Plunder Down Under. This was the first book we’ve read in this series, but because we enjoyed it we will definitely be reading more Treasure Hunters books.
Treasure Hunters: The Plunder Down Under is available for a recommended retail price of R165. It’s recommended for children aged nine to twelve years.
Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing this book with us.