Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadToo.com
Max and Sam learn that Mr. Stone is being sent to the exotic island of Tahiti for work, and they accompany him in this new INCREDIBLE JOURNEY adventure. It's a last-minute dash to get ready and to the airport in time for their flight. Everything seems to delay them, but they finally board the plane.
They are ushered to a small, rickety hut; no fancy hotel like they had in the Caymans. However, the hut does have a beach and the ocean in the backyard. Though Mom is less than excited about the prospect, camping in paradise might be fun...
When the boys find a jar buried beneath the floor of the hut containing what appears to be an old treasure map, dated 1904, the adventure begins. Mr. Stone agrees to take the boys to a nearby island by canoe, where they come across signs that warn them off the island. The signs seem to be very old. Then Max and Sam remember rumors that the bounty from a bank robbery many years ago was hidden on an island.
Could the treasure map lead them to this cache of stolen money? Their interest piqued, the boys decide to explore the island and they find more trouble than they bargained for. They aren't the only ones looking for the loot, and the guy that confronts them on the island is out to make sure that they don't tell anyone about him.
Connie Lee Berry continues the exciting series with compelling characters, fast action, and lots of laughs. The illustrations add visual impact to the story, and Berry includes historical items and interesting facts about the location, cool science projects, and a poem in the back of the book.
Watch for upcoming INCREDIBLE JOURNEY books, ADVENTURE IN AFRICA and PIRATES IN PARADISE, available in October 2007.