Like the fun and inspirational quest in Goonies, Celtic Run's fast-paced treasure hunt will be irresistible to adventure-seeking readers!
Jake McGreevy, a 14-year-old gadget whiz, has just landed in Ireland when he stumbles upon the first clue to a treasure missing from the Spanish Armada. Jake sees the riches as his chance to buy back the family sailboat and restore a piece of the life he enjoyed before his father was critically injured in an accident. Desperate to find the treasure, Jake teams up with Zach—his nemesis and class bully—and two girls, Julie and Maggie, in a clue-hunting chase across the Dingle Peninsula. Dodging would-be thieves, exchanging wisecracks with Zach, and concocting ingenious devices to get them out of scrapes, Jake leads the team as they connect piece after piece to the more than 400-year-old mystery.
The humor, heart, and ingenuity displayed by Jake and his friends in this award-winning story make this an outstanding journey for readers ages 8 to 12.