From the author of Going Through the Gate, here is an extraordinary work of the imagination, a puzzle mystery book in which the prize is the redemption of a family.
Thirteen-year-old Ellsworth Smith belongs to a family of two-it's just him and his dad, always on the move. This is okay with Ellsworth until the dreams come, the dreams of houses surrounding a beautiful green square. Then a letter arrives, inviting Ellsworth to a home he doesn't remember. He is needed there because the square is real, and hidden within it is a treasure that only a child can uncover-the last treasure of John Matthew Smith, the family's eccentric patriarch. But there are other things hidden in the square, too-old sorrows and pain. Ellsworth's return stirs up these "ghosts," and finding the treasure may be the only way to give them rest.
With the "power and poetry, mystery and magic" that Kirkus Reviews found in her first novel, Janet S. Anderson takes us on a memorable treasure hunt of the mind and heart.show more