The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie

The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck by Emily Fairlie
Genre: Middle Grades Fiction
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Pages: 304 Hardcover
Date Published: September 25, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s

Two sixth graders solve the eighty-year-old mystery of their school, Tuckernuck Hall, in a clue-filled scavenger hunt that leads them to unexpected treasure. A classic mystery filled with humor and heart.

Tips for Solving the Treasure Challenge Created by Your Crazy School Founder over Eighty Years Ago

By Laurie Madison and Bud Wallace, Grade 6:

1. Be suspicious of student journalists. And maybe janitors, too.
2. Make friends with your ancient school librarian. If her blue hair freaks you out, get over it.
3. Be prepared to sing like an angel, or at the very least, like a pirate.
4. Never underestimate the usefulness of furry rodents (especially flesh-eating ones).
5. Avoid the English wing. Seriously. You don’t want to go there.

Using a unique blend of notes, lists, and classic prose, The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck tells the story of Bud and Laurie’s quest to find the infamous Tutweiler Treasure. They’re hot (or at least lukewarm) on the trail of clues, but time is running out-the school board wants to tear down Tuckernuck Hall. Can Bud and Laurie find the treasure before it’s lost forever?

Emily Fairlie’s memorable caper combines timeless mystery with humor in a treasure trove of wry wit, thrilling adventure, and undeniable heart.

Emily Fairlie grew up in Virginia and went to Tuckahoe Middle School, which unlike Tuckernuck Hall was sadly lacking in hidden clues and treasure. She was also the proud owner of a family of gerbil escape artists with a taste for blood (and sunflower seeds). She now lives in Chicago with her dog, Binky. You can visit her online at

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