Review! The Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru by Sharon Skretting

30 Mar

jewelperuThe Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru

By Sharon Skretting

316 pages – ages 8+

Published by Sharon Skretting on September 20, 2014

Synopsis- From the Publisher: “After his father’s ship is found abandoned at sea, Christopher makes and unexpected discovery on board—The Ultimate Treasure  Chest!  Inside is a message that beckons him to set sail after the treasure and his parents. When a savage pirate and a corrupt businessman join forces to steal the treasure for themselves, the gang gets caught up in pirate chases, time travel, and an underground network of spies. Will Christopher find the Jewel and his parents or will all be lost forever?

What I Thought- This was a fun time-travel book.  I specially liked that the characters were not from modern times but from the 18th century and they travel forward to our time. The characters are kid sailors and they transport to modern day Peru.  Ms. Skretting has written an authentic sounding 1700’s story, and then she put them in a modern-day situation, and it was just as believable. The characters are well-developed and you feel a connection to them. Christopher is a great kid and an enjoyable MC. The story is solid, but the story does not keep the same exciting pace  after the first couple challenges the characters face.  Still, the story is good and a great choice for kids. The book had educational parts. You learn about the environment and Peru throughout the story, as the characters are challenged to learn about them to get to the next stage.

I give “The Jewel of Peru” four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

10 Responses to “Review! The Ultimate Treasure Quest I: The Jewel of Peru by Sharon Skretting”

  1. Joanne Fritz March 30, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    Time travel AND treasure chests and pirates: sounds like everything a kid reader would like!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews March 30, 2015 at 10:24 pm #

    I love the cover. That alone would sell me.


  3. Catherine Johnson (@CathM_Johnson) March 31, 2015 at 9:35 am #

    Great review, Erik. This has everything in it. I bet kids get hooked before it slows down.


  4. heylookawriterfellow March 31, 2015 at 1:28 pm #

    What would you say is your favorite seafaring novel, Erik?


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks April 4, 2015 at 9:52 am #

      20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [Unabridged] by Jules Verne, hands down. But this one is good too! 🙂


  5. Becky Susan Galbraith March 31, 2015 at 2:03 pm #

    My oldest will think this is a great book! I was looking for something for my youngest, we are into Donkey’s Kite by Liana Allen, it’s from her series Horse Valley Adventure, great for my 5 yo!, We are going to read much more of her works!


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