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"The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt"

Great Summer Reading Ahoy, Mateys!

If you have an early elementary-schooler, you’re probably already well-acquainted with the irrepressible Judy Moody and her little brother, Stink. For you fans out there, author Megan McDonald’s latest offering – The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt – is totally rare (that’s Judy-speak for “great!”) If you’re just meeting the Moody’s, well, this book is a great way to initiate your fandom.
"The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt"
Great Summer Reading Ahoy, Mateys!

If you have an early elementary-schooler, you’re probably already well-acquainted with the irrepressible Judy Moody and her little brother, Stink. For you fans out there, author Megan McDonald’s latest offering – The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt – is totally rare (that’s Judy-speak for “great!”) If you’re just meeting the Moody’s, well, this book is a great way to initiate your fandom.

What’s it about? As the book jacket tells us: “As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on ‘Artichoke’ Island, they are greeted by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed pirate with a secret. A secret treasure map, that is. Before you can say ‘Davy Jones’s Locker,’ Stink and Judy are racing around the island on a mad hunt for a mysterious prize!”

This book is totally piraterrific (that is so a word!), rife with the swashbuckling language that makes those sea-faring plunderers so appealing to little kids. Judy and Stink, however, remain great role models and believable siblings. They don’t always agree, but they work well together and are even occasionally polite. No too-grown-up politeness here, just a rollicking good time suitable for even the youngest readers.

Megan McDonald has done it again, landlubbers!

Meet Megan McDonald and visit her writing studio in our video.