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The Money Pit Mystery

3.51  ·  Rating Details  ·  142 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Sam and Beth accompany their mother on a visit to their grandfather’s home on Oak Island. This is their first visit in three years, since their mother and grand-dad had a terrible fight over something nobody wants to talk about. What occurs when they arrive is more than Sam could have hoped for, more surprising than the magic tricks he spends hours perfecting. Something st ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside (first published 1999)
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Ahreema
Mar 19, 2016 Ahreema rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book its so cute and love how the family ties together poor grandpa has alzeheimers like what a plot twist sure had me gripped but the discoverey of the treasure byfar was the best and a full on polie chase-dammmn
recommended: From reading in novel studies great vocab too
Josiah
May 09, 2013 Josiah rated it it was ok
"But you have to remember that information isn't knowledge and knowledge isn't wisdom. There was just as much wisdom two hundred years ago as there is today."

—Grandpa Simmons, The Money Pit Mystery, P. 113

The Oak Island Money Pit has confounded humanity for a long time. There have been arguments for years as to whether or not it could be a completely natural phenomenon, a sinkhole progressively collapsing in on itself until the underground opening is so deep and narrow no one can even reach t
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Ardea Smith
Oct 05, 2013 Ardea Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Title / Author / Publication Date: Walters, Eric. (1999). The Money Pit Mystery. Toronto: Harper Collins Publishers.

Genre: Fiction, Adventure

Format: Hardcover

Plot summary: Three years ago Sam and Beth’s mother had a terrible fight with her father and for three years, they have all kept their distance. The book begins as Sam and Beth’s mother finally decides to travel to Oak Island to visit her father. When they arrive, Sam is surprised to find his grandfathers home in disrepair. The once fastidi
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Louise
Apr 10, 2009 Louise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Sam and Beth accompany their mother on a visit to their grandfather's home on Oak Island. This is their first visit in three years, since their mother and grand-dad had a terrible fight over something nobody wants to talk about. What occurs when they arrive is more than Sam could have hoped for, more surprising than the magic tricks he spends hours perfecting. Something strange seems to be happening to grand-dad, a fact confirmed by his odd behaviour and the disgusting state of his once-immacul ...more
Emily Beausoleil
Eric Walters is pure genius!

This book is filled with adventure, humour and some tense moments. Any book that Walters writes it's always great!
Cornmaven
This is a nice old fashioned mystery, with boys looking for buried treasure and lots of hi jinks, stuff you would never condone in real life, but love to see happen in a novel. There's a side story about an old grandfather who gains a new lease on life with the adventure. Walters apparently caters to reluctant readers, and this one would not disappoint. About my only criticism would be that he took a little too long to get the story going, a little too much set up in the beginning, especially fo ...more
Isabella
Sep 01, 2015 Isabella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
My grade 5 teacher read this to us every chance she got and let me tell you this is the book that got me into reading. It is amazing. No questions asked.
Heidi
Jan 05, 2012 Heidi rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, read-2011
Sam isn't sure why he and his sister haven't been allowed to go on their yearly visit to see Grandpa for three years. But now it's going to happen--Sam, his sister Beth, and their mom are on their way to Oak Island. He can't wait to show Grandpa the magic tricks he's learned. Grandpa seems disoriented at times and his house is overrun by cats; he's now working for a company looking for a long-buried treasure near town. Sam, Beth, and a local teen start looking for the treasure as well but will d ...more
Chelsea
Jun 30, 2012 Chelsea rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery, fantisy
I did not find this book to be all that amazing but it was not terrible ether.It really did not get my interest quikly. I do not recomend buing the book. But if you like books about tresure hunting in the modern day i would only chek it out from the nertest library.
DistrictFourGal
Jun 29, 2013 DistrictFourGal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a long time since I read this for school... But the fact that I remember it must show for something! This novel is wonderful for young teens... It was just such a fun story and very well written!
Nancy H
Feb 23, 2012 Nancy H rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent mystery for young adults, probably junior high/upper middle school age. It has adventure, mystery, and a satisfying conclusion.
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Eric was born in Toronto in 1957, which makes him "real old". But, as Eric says, "Just because I have to grow old doesn't mean that I have to grow up!" In his many roles as parent, teacher, social worker, youth sports coach and writer he is in constant contact with children and young adults. He draws from these experiences and feels that this helps him to capture the realistic interaction between ...more
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