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Its the last week of the summer holidays and 12-year-old Lou Elliott and her friends Jack, also 12, and his younger siblings David and Emily go camping on farmland in Staffordshire - hunting for missing treasure. Book-worm David believes that aMoreIts the last week of the summer holidays and 12-year-old Lou Elliott and her friends Jack, also 12, and his younger siblings David and Emily go camping on farmland in Staffordshire - hunting for missing treasure. Book-worm David believes that a long-lost Anglo Saxon hoard of gold and silver remains undiscovered near where the world-famous Staffordshire Hoard was dug up in 2009. The others think that’s nonsense but its a good excuse to get together again and have fun away from the grown-ups.Emily is scared they’ll encounter danger again. The others reassure her, but who knows? And when 14-year-old farmer’s daughter Becky takes a dislike to them, sparks are sure to fly.LOU ELLIOTT MYSTERY ADVENTURE SERIES by George Chedzoy:1. Smugglers at Whistling Sands2. The Missing Treasure3. Something Strange in the Cellar (a shorter novel than the others)4. To be published December 2013These are wholesome, traditional adventure stories, inspired to a degree by Enid Blytons Famous Five Series, which the author loved as a child.Also by George Chedzoy:A short fantasy adventure for children: The Mystery of the Misty Woods--------------Extract from The Missing Treasure:The sky in the east was pink and grey, streaked with yellow. The sun was about to rise above the hills but hadnt done so yet. Without needing to look at her watch, Lou knew that it must be about 6am. Half a dozen clangs of the church bell confirmed that. She leaned against a tree and watched wistfully as the golden orb of the sun appeared, sending forth warm beams of light and making the spire and weather vane on the village church shine. It was sure to be another nice day and pretty hot too, she guessed. They would do well to make an early start with the metal detector.