“With delicate illustrations by Leslie Wallace-Coon, Old Neb and the Lighthouse Treasure is reminiscent of that other beloved barrier island horse story, Misty of Chincoteague, with one big difference. There really was a Betty, with a sister Evelyn and brothers Walter and Cap’n, and there really was an Old Neb….The publisher recommends the series to readers ages 9 to 12, but anyone who cares about the history of St. George Island and its lighthouse will find much to savor in these charming books.” –Apalachicola Times
In Old Neb and The Lighthouse Treasure, it is the 1930s and we meet Neb, a horse who belongs to himself, and two families living on a white-beached island jewel set in the blue water of the Gulf of Mexico. Papa, the lighthouse keeper on St. George Island, does his best to help Elizabeth Ann and her friends come of age. He balances keeping them safe with allowing them to learn about life in a world filled with beauty and, sometimes, a little too much adventure. In this first Old Neb story, the three children spend a summer searching for pirate treasure. This is a charming adventure story for middle grade readers set at an appealing time and place.
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