My kids love a great treasure hunt. This summer we headed downtown to hunt for “Eckhart the Mouse” and “Ringo the Fox”. The kids loved to consult the maps and figure out the clues until we found Eckhart and Ringo’s Family. I loved to watch them plan out their search and see the excitement on their faces when they found their treasure. The “Hunt for the Horseman” is a treasure hunt 125 years in the making!
The “Hunt for the Horseman” is the story of Amrita Mahal, a family palace in India. It’s walls hold a great mystery. Many years ago an ivory toy called the ‘Horseman’ was hidden away in a secret compartment within the castle and was never found. The children who are staying at the castle have created a master plan to find the elusive ‘Horseman’. As the children search the castle, high and low, dangerous criminals have set their sights on taking over the Palace. Will the children find the ‘Horseman’? What will happen to the palace?
The author, Gita V. Reddy, has created a mystery that will appeal to children between 8-12 years of age. The story focuses on the power of teamwork. The ‘Horseman’ has been missing for 125 years, and no one has been able to find it. The children have joined forces to create the most detailed hunt in the history of the Hunt for the Horseman. By working together the the children were able uncover more hidden compartments and secret tunnels than ever before!
The story takes place in India, so we have the opportunity to learn a little about the Indian culture. I love to that the author has defined certain culturally specific words that young readers may not be familiar with. My daughter is a great reader and I love it that this book challenges her to learn new words.
The one thing I would add to the story is a character list at the beginning of the story. There are a lot of characters with unfamiliar names to me, which I found difficult to keep track of.
The “Hunt for the Horseman” is a fun mystery that will capture the imagination of your child.
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*Disclosure: I received a complimentary eBook in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.