Atticus Van Tasticus 3: The Treasure of Treasures
Stephen Michael King
288pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
Continuing the adventures of Atticus and his brave crew of The Grandnan, this next episode in this rollicking series for newly independent readers who are looking for an escape from the confines of the bedroom to the high seas and the possibilities of their imagination takes them into a world of rattling skeletons, ghosts, monsters from the deep, killer sands and a boiling hot tub as they try to figure out the Map of Half Maps in search of certain treasure. ..
What began as a way to escape life in the coal mine when Atticus chose a pirate ship from his Grandnan’s treasure pile has turned into a journey of adventure, confrontation and self-discovery for Atticus and his band of ragtag friends that is proving to be the perfect escape from this year of uncertainty and unexpected events. Will Atticus ever find the treasure and save his family or will this just be an ongoing adventure that keeps us entertained for many more episodes? In this current world of day-to-day, just let’s enjoy it while we have it and wait for the next adventure. You can be sure Atticus has spotted one on the horizon with his trusty telescope.