The Lost Treasure of Lincoln County: A Great American Adventure by Nancy Sifford Alana

26 Jun

losttreasureThe Lost Treasure of Lincoln County: A Great American Adventure
by Nancy Sifford Alana
112 pages – ages 8+
Published by AuthorHouse on January 7, 2011

In the year 1958, Jonas and his friend wanted to be heroes. When the boys find an old chest with a treasure map inside, they are excited because they can become rich! They get the help of Mr. Sifford, a descendant of the person who made the map and a local historian, to help them find the treasure. What the boys find is much more than they thought…

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I also think it must be hard to write in this genre because (I don’t know if I am saying this right) you have to tell history in a way that the reader doesn’t know he/she is learning something. This story was a very good one. The characters were very likable. I especially liked Jonas. I think he acted like a regular kid would throughout the story. I liked that I learned about the history of the American flag and immigration in this book. Ms. Alana wrote a good story that is appropriate for any age. The plot was very simple and straight forward but, for my taste, I would have liked a little more twists and turns to add more to the plot. I would have also like to know how old Jonas and Dale were in the beginning of the story. Even with that, I think the story is a good one that I would read again.

Four out of five bookworms for The Lost Treasure of Lincoln County. fourbooks

To learn more about Ms. Alana and her book, please visit her website HERE or like The Lost Treasure of Lincoln County on Facebook HERE.

15 Responses to “The Lost Treasure of Lincoln County: A Great American Adventure by Nancy Sifford Alana”

  1. Patricia Tilton June 26, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    I would like this book! Nice review.

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  2. ontheplumtree June 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    Great review as always Erik.

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  3. Genevieve Petrillo June 26, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    I never found any treasure, but once I found some popcorn on the ground back by the garages!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  4. readingwithrhythm June 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    My favorite game is the treasure hunt game!! This looks like an interesting book. I like the cover a lot.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 28, 2013 at 8:01 am #

      The cover is nice, right? We went geocaching last week! It was cool!

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      • readingwithrhythm June 28, 2013 at 8:25 am #

        I’ll bet that was fun!! I’d like to hear about that. Maybe that could become a story! We play the Hot or Cold Treasure Hunt game here. The Mom Person hides my toys and tells me if I’m getting hot or cold. I LOVE that game!!

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  5. Darlene June 27, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres as well, Lord Eric. It fits well with my love of castles and such. This one looks like a good read. Thanks for pointing it out.

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    • thiskidreviewsbooks June 28, 2013 at 8:04 am #

      Thee art most welcome, Lady Foster. Thee shalt enjoy this book, I think.
      Yours truly,
      Lord Erik
      . 😎

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  6. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog June 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    This sounds like an interesting book. I read a lot of HF and do a unit on this genre with my 5th grade students. I will have to check this one out. I am curious about what the boys find! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. laurimeyers June 28, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    I too am in awe of historical fiction. Not only is it impressive to string together 40,000 words but to complete such significant research blows mind!

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