The Lost Treasure

The Lost Treasure

By Author / Illustrator

Holly Webb, Jason Cockcroft



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Little Tiger Press Group




Paperback / softback




Polly and her new ghostly friends William, Rex and Magnus wake Li-Mei, the Chinese porcelain Fu Dog from the Red Drawing Room. The little Pekinese tells them her adventures with Sarah Penhallow - how they investigated rumours of smugglers and sighted a ghostly Green Lady down at the cove. But when Polly looks at the family portrait she realises that there were actually two dogs. Eventually, Li-Mei reveals that she had a companion, Han, but she thinks that he drowned down by the cove. Together, the friends set off to solve the mystery once and for all, and discover a secret tunnel. Here they come across a broken statue of a dog beneath a rockfall. Then they see a vision of a tiny dog running after a group of smugglers, only for the tunnel to collapse on him. Polly returns to the house with the statue and hides it in a drawer of a lacquer cabinet. When she opens it again the cracks have gone - Li-Mei and Han are reunited at last on the mantelpiece.



The Lost Treasure is a story about a little girl called Polly who lives at Penhallow Hall. Polly doesn't have very long left of her summer and she is keen to enjoy it with her dog, Rex, however, things with Rex aren't as clear as they seem! Polly finds more friends, like Rex, in Penhallow Hall and begins to wake them to tell their tales. Li-Lei, a Chinese porcelain dog from the Red Drawing Room, is their first new friend. She tells Polly and Rex all about the adventures she has had in the hall over the years and the mystery that it holds. This ignites an investigation in Polly and Rex as they set off to unearth hidden treasures. This is a nice story, full of mystery and adventure. I would recommend it for lower KS2 children (aged 8+) as some of the content is slightly spooky with some complexity in the text. Overall, an exciting tale with an interesting journey! 190 pages / Age 8 + / Reviewed by Lucy Newton, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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