Ellsworth and his father left the family home of Smiths Mill when Ellsworth was very young. For years they have moved from place to place. When Ellsworth receives his 13th birthday card from Smiths Mill, begging him to come and help, he knows he must go. He remembers the stories his father has told him... the family...the nine identical houses built between 1853 and 1880...the three treasures hidden by John Matthew Smith...the people who discovered the first two treasures when times were rough...the Sward. He is determined to be the one to find the last treasure, but he does not know that he won't be able to do it by himself. Who will help him? Is there a real treasure? Will the ghost of John Matthew Smith be able to bring the family back together?
Literary Connections for The Last Treasure
The Expeditioners (language alert)
to the Treasure by Peggy Parrish
The Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson
Unit for The
Last Treasure by Janet S. Anderson is
a part of a collection of 21 units in Light
in the Darkness.
"I always envisioned that as...fumbling in the dark, against a high wall covered with, oh, I don't know, thorns and prickles and maybe ugly bugs that bite. No way through except, suddenly, because you've kept fumbling, kept trusting, your hand touches a knob and you turn it, and then, well, then, a door opens, doesn't it? Into light, of course. Light, and lots of other good things, most of which you don't expect." --Elizabeth in The Last Treasure.
Background music Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" Sergei Vassilievich Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)
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