Buried Treasure

Fifteen year old Jesse is in trouble with the law. His mother was killed in a car accident a year ago and is father is cold and distant. To get him out of the city his father sends him to stay with is aunt and her family in a small port town on Lake Erie.

Jesse’s job at his aunt’s, is to “babysit” his cantankerous grandfather, who has a strong streak of kleptomania and a store of tales about buried treasure on Needle Point. Jesse meets a mysterious girl, Eliza, who’s mother has recently committed suicide, and despite wanting otherwise, finds himself strangely drawn to her.

As the summer progresses, Jesse discovers there is indeed buried treasure, as he, Eliza and his grandfather learn to help each other.

Buried Treasure is a story of bereavement and the healing power of love.


> 1999/2000 “Starred Our Choice Award” – Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

> Nominated 2001 Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award.