The Story of the Treasure Seekers : Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of A Fortune, Paperback

The Story of the Treasure Seekers : Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of A Fortune Paperback

Illustrated by Cecil Leslie

4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


When their father's business fails, the six Bastable children decide to restore the family fortunes.

But although they think of many ingenious ways to do so, their well meant efforts are either more fun than profitable, or lead to trouble...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780140367065



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The Bastable family was rich befor farther died.Arter he died,childlen start to thinking how can we become rich,and try to find treasure.They dig in the garden.This story is fun.As if I back to childhood,this book fill with dreams.

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Charming little children's book with an amusing first-person narration. Great sense of humour, lovely period piece.

Review by

This is a wonderful and timeless work. A first person narration by one of the Bastaple children who live in the Lewisham Road in the late 19th century. The family has come upon some hard times and the children seek to assist their Father's precarious financial situation by searching for treasure wherever it may be found.There is plenty of wonderful and subtle humour that is appreciated all the more by thse looking back on childhood with adult eyes. The stories themselves are engaging, and provide a snapshot on late victorian life - at least for the middle classes. If nothing else it will help people understand pre-decimilisation currency!But all in all this was an enjoyable read, and one I would not hesitate to recommend.