Treasure Hunt

the candy shop war

I just finished reading a kid’s book called The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull. Filled with 5th graders, adventure, magic, and candy, I found it to be a fun read. It also inspired me to get creative when giving it away.

I put a treasure map inside the book & put the book in a nearby Little Free Library.

treasure map

On the back of the map I wrote the following note:

“Dear Reader,

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. As a bonus I’ve left this treasure map tucked within its pages. Please go to where the sidewalk ends. Look for a blue, watertight treasure chest about the size of a deck of cards. I hope it’s still there waiting for you.”

treasure chest

There’s a sidewalk on John Street across from the play field that dead ends amongst some small shrubs. The sidewalk just stops, kind of in the middle of nowhere, and that’s where the treasure chest lies. Inside is five bucks and a note that tells the finder to spend the money all in one place on candy.  I sincerely hope this thing falls into the hands of a kid, someone that can solve the treasure hunt, and finds the book and everything in it delightful.


~ by Rick on December 7, 2019.

One Response to “Treasure Hunt”

  1. That’s so awesome. I hope it ends in a pile of candy, too!

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