To Find Treasure in the Mountains

by Francine Rockey (Author) Kendra Binney (Illustrator)

To Find Treasure in the Mountains
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

"Soon you'll be aching for outdoor adventures, too!" --Foreword Reviews, Starred Review

With sturdy shoes and a sense of adventure, three young children hike through the sparkling woods to find treasure in the mountains. No pirate's map or magic wand required! Outside, there is always something wonderful just around the bend.

Is that treasure hidden in a hollow old tree trunk? Does treasure gleam near the lizard with the bright blue belly? Can the feathery flight of a great gray owl hint at treasure? Yes, yes, and yes! Because all steps into the wild lead to nature's treasures. This lovely picture book highlights discoveries and connections that come from sharing time outdoors together.

Review quotes

Foreword Reviews, Starred Review: "Fostering love for the natural world, this picture book pairs lush illustrations with notes about the accessibility of interacting with the wild. You don't need magic to find treasures, it declares—just sturdy shoes and a spirit of adventure! Follow along as a diverse group of children ready their knapsacks with snacks, water, and the tools of the trail, heading off to wonder at tall trees, cheerful birdsong, changing skies, and alighting butterflies. Soon you'll be aching for outdoor adventures, too!" (July/August 2022)
Francine Rockey
Francine Rockey lives with her forever valentine and two young sons, where they wander along trails over mountaintops and under waterfalls collecting stories in Bend OR. This is her first book. Kendra Binney's ethereal, nostalgic paintings have been exhibited, sold, and published around the world. She spends most days in a small studio in Vancouver, WA, where she paints, daydreams, and paints some more.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Yosemite Conservancy
Publication date
August 20, 2022

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