Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck
by Emily Fairlie
TLA Bluebonnet Nominee
2014 Kids Wings Award Book
Maria Tutweiler stood to welcome the first students to ever attend Tucknuck
Hall Intermediate School. In her welcoming address, she challenged these
Cluckers to find the treasure that had been hidden in the school. Can
you imagine the excitement that rippled through the student body? A real
treasure! Just waiting to be found!
years later, the treasure remained hidden. Cluckers had come and gone,
but for some reason, not one had a clue how to get started. The treasure
Madison is not happy about becoming a Clucker. She thinks all the talk
of treasure hunting, clucking and flapping and wearing chicken caps is
stupid, and besides, her best friend, Kimmy, got to go to Hamilton Junior
High. She didn't. Her only hope is her Clucker mom will change her mind
and let her change schools.
things seem to be getting even worse when Laurie receives her classroom
assignment. First, she is partnered with Bud Wallace! Bud Wallace! No
one likes Bud Wallace because of what he did in his science fair project
last year! If that's not bad enough, Mrs. Hutchins assigned them to do
gerbil duty! Together!
nothing short of disaster for a self-respecting sixth grader without a
friend. But, soon, these vicious, blood-thirsty gerbils will lead Laurie
and Bud into the greatest adventure of their lives beginning when one
of the gerbils makes a dash for food and freedom. As the kids scramble
to apprehend the escapee, Bud crashes into the founder's sacred chicken
painting. It falls to the floor! What happens next closes the 80-year
gap on the lost treasure. The first clue has been discovered, but what
does it mean? Should they tell anyone? How can they decipher the clue?
How many clues are there? Will they be able to find the treasure without
being hijacked by the snoopy Calloipe?
Treasure of Tuckernuck will take you on a wild, hysterical ride through
impossible problems, a conniving classmate, weird teachers, a principal
with a secret sweet-tooth, and an evil school-board member bent on closing
and demolishing the treasured school. You'll have the opportunity to try
to problem-solve and decipher the clues with Laurie and Bud!
the way, you'll face a plethera of vocabulary you'll come to treasure
as well as authentic sticky notes, email, and forbidden notes that are
being passed throughout the story. Lost
Treasure of Tuckernuck will
be a book you'll want to take undercovers at home or under your desk at
school. Teachers will want a class set to enable you and your classmates
to break the code-clues together.
Research Links for
Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck
Emily Fairlie's Website
Tuckernuck Fight Song Lyrics
Trailer for The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck
to make an amazing treasure hunt
How to make a treasure hunt
Picasso with Video of His Works
for Kids: Alexander Calder
Hands-on Art Projects for Kids
Things You Should Know About Alexander Calder
de Creeft: Alice in Wonderland in Central Park
José de Creeft
Frank Lloyd Wright
of Frank Lloyd Wright
for Kids: Frank Lloyd Wright
The Kids Wings 49-page literature guide PLUS interactive Jeopardy-type
game, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard
Treasure of Tuckernuck
is available soon!
Kids Wings Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
A Treasure Beyond Bounds
The Challenge: Readers Theater Script
2-page Literary Devices
Finding and Deciphering the Clues to the Treasure, Summarizing Table
For each of the 8 Sections:
Vocabulary Lists and Pre- and Post-Reading Discussion Guides
Part 1: Visualizing the Text
Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles
Puzzle: Deciphering the Quote
Multiple Choice Comprehension Pages
Research and Present: Maria Tutweiler's High Profile Friends
Turn Miss Lucille and the Library into A Dramatic Reading
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game
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Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee
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Background Music: Washington
and Lee Fight Song
(and now the Tuckernuck Fight Song)
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