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Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck

by Emily Fairlie

TLA Bluebonnet Nominee
2014 Kids Wings Award Book

Principal 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!

Eighty 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 was lost.

Laurie 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.

Now, 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!

It was 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?

Lost 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!

Along 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
The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck

Author Emily Fairlie's Website
The Tuckernuck Fight Song Lyrics

Book Trailer for The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck

How to make an amazing treasure hunt
Step-by-step: How to make a treasure hunt

Pablo Picasso with Video of His Works
Pablo Picasso

Meet Pablo Picasso
ArtSmart for Kids: Alexander Calder
José de Creeft: Alice in Wonderland in Central Park
José de Creeft
Frank Lloyd Wright
Biography of Frank Lloyd Wright
ArtSmarts for Kids: Frank Lloyd Wright

You can purchase the 104-page Kids Wings literature guide with a 53-slide interactive Jeopardy-type game for Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie for immediate download! Only $18.95!
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The Kids Wings 104-page literature guide with interactive Jeopardy-type game, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection on your SmartBoard for
Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck is now available!

This 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
Character Studies
Multiple Choice Comprehension Pages
Research and Present: Maria Tutweiler's High Profile Friends
Turn Miss Lucille and the Library into A Dramatic Reading

Answer Pages
Plus, a BONUS Interactive Jeopardy-type Game

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