After young Henry Babbitt tragically loses his father, he can't help but remember the promises of the great adventures they would now never take. Then, on a snowy Christmas Eve, his grandfather reveals that he's tracked down a series of mysterious century-old clues left by Hunter S. Skavenger, the eccentric magnate who launched the first and greatest scavenger hunt. Hours later, on Christmas Day, Henry finds himself magically transported back to 1885, where he teams up with a ragtag band of youngsters in a quest to solve Skavenger's elaborate puzzle. From New York to the Mississippi riverboats to the streets of old Paris, Henry and his new friends face off not only against brilliant competing teams, but also Skavenger's own dark and elusive nemesis: Hiram Doubt.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 140 x 210 x 19mm | 295g
- 14 Nov 2017
- Illustrations, black and white
"With Skavenger's Hunt, Mike Rich has adeptly tapped into the best of children's literature. His book takes us on a journey that both fascinates and surprises us and is filled with characters who are curious and generous and, at times, very funny. The world that Henry Babbitt discovers is every bit as mind-blowing as the world that Lucy Pevensie enters when she first walks through the wardrobe. I can't wait to read it again!" --Mark Johnson, producer of The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Breaking Bad, and Rain Man "Mike Rich is, very simply, one of my favorite writers. Any time you sit down to read a script of his you know that you will laugh, think and be moved. He has the rare ability to create emotion without schmaltz." --John Lee Hancock, writer and director of The Blind Side "Mike Rich writes stories with so much heart they almost explode." --Brian Koppelman, writer of Ocean's 13 and creator of Showtime's Billions "A mix of magic and history that takes the reader on an utterly engrossing adventure! Skavenger's Hunt is an edge-of-your-seat gem that'll keep you turning pages from start to finish. An impressive debut novel." --The Wibberleys, writers of National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets