The Chinese Puzzle

Description

88 pages
$6.95
ISBN 0-921556-60-8
DDC jC843'.54

Publisher

Year

1996

Contributor

Illustrations by Nathalie Gagnon
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Margaret Bunel Edwards is the author of Little Stitch, The Ocean
Between, and The ABCs of Writing for Children.

Review

In an old chest purchased from an antique shop, Andrea discovers a
cleverly hidden letter written in Chinese and accompanied by a
photographic negative. The letter tells of the “Horrible Empress”
who oppressed her people, and of a hidden treasure; the photograph
depicts a beautiful woman. Andrea and her friends set out to solve the
puzzle of the missing treasure.

This fast-moving novel features an intriguing story, clever plot
twists, suspense mixed with humor, realistic characters, and a
satisfying conclusion. Highly recommended.

Citation

Brouillet, Chrystine., “The Chinese Puzzle,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 16, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/19709.