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Looking for a great novel to teach kids the about environmental stewardship? This is it! Students get lost in the story while the text highlights connections between science, history, and geography. Includes several passages that provide excellent mentor text exemplars to model point of view, how to develop character, writing description, creating mystery and suspense, and using rhyme . Read the reviews below to see if this novel is a good fit for your classroom! A free complete comprehension and vocabulary package is available here.
Wow what a mighty grand adventure. A book for all ages with a story line that is simply incredible. A book of fantasy and adventure has never been so rich. I loved it.
Ready for non-stop adventure? Christopher’s parents have gone missing, but they left behind a mysterious treasure chest, which launches a journey that will change his life forever. A cryptic message, a ship and a band of orphans set the stage for this fun romp readers will certainly enjoy. Geared toward middle schoolers’, The Jewel of Peru is a treasure all its own. Both boys and girls will enjoy the cast of characters, which have something to offer everyone. I loved the strong message of stewardship over the earth.
“We are the Keepers, the protectors of Earth’s treasures.”
Engaging and meaningful, the author does an excellent job crafting this story. I don’t usually read middle school novels but made an exception for this one and will be passing it on to all the children in my life.
“The things you have written are just a start of how each person plays a part, In using nature to meet their needs. But they must take care, they must take heed, or all will lie in ruin because of greed.”
This book is a jewel in itself. Such a wonderful way to teach children about history, the environment, geography and how to understand and apply all that they have learned. The story is fast paced about a group of misfits, all different ages with different backgrounds learning to get along with one another to reach their ultimate goal. Family, loyalty and integrity all being packaged in a way that makes its point without being preachy. I will be looking for other books by this author.
Description: Christopher's parents vanished without a trace. Now, a magic chest beckons him to set sail. The question is: Who is leading him and where?
After finding an enchanted treasure chest aboard his father's abandoned ship, Christopher Faramund sets sail to find his family and the Ultimate Treasure, The Jewel of Peru. Along with his vagabond crew of orphans, they soon get caught up in pirate chases, time travel, and a modern day network of spies. Will they survive this dangerous journey? Will he thwart the plot against him, find his parents, and save the Jewel in time?
The Jewel of Peru is a story about a young man following his heart on a journey to save his family. Bonus chapters to the sequel, The Captain’s Chronicles, included. Get caught up in the quest today!