When two siblings go on a treasure hunt, they aren’t sure exactly what kind of treasure they are looking for. What they do know is that treasures are shiny, mysterious and precious. And that all the really good treasures are hidden!
As they explore the forest, their curiosity pays off when they find the biggest, shiniest, most mysterious and precious treasure hidden just over a hill.
Told exclusively in dialogue, this beautifully illustrated picture book exudes a sense of wonder at the natural world and emphasizes the magical qualities of looking through a child’s eye.
Mireille Messier is a Montreal-born, Ottawa-raised and now Toronto-based award-winning children’s writer with a background in broadcasting and theater. Before becoming an author, Mireille worked as a television and radio host, a scriptwriter, a book reviewer and a voice actress. Sometimes she still does those things. Mireille has published over twenty books, some in French, others in English, for children of all ages. The Branch was nominated for Shining Willow, Blue Spruce and Governor General’s Awards. Mireille lives in Toronto with her husband, two wonderful daughters, three fluffy cats and over a hundred goldfish.
Irene Luxbacher is an illustrator, children’s book author and a graduate of Queen’s University and Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her children’s books have received numerous awards and accolades, including being nominated for a Governor General’s Award for illustration and chosen for USBBY’s Outstanding International Books List. Irene lives in Toronto.