The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck

posted Nov 3, 2014, 6:24 AM by   [ updated Nov 3, 2014, 6:30 AM ]

The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck is a great quick read.  When Laurie Madison is sent to a private school during her 6th grade year she is not at all happy.  She would rather attend go back to her former school with her friends.  However, Tuckernuck Hall soon becomes more interesting as she searches for the lost Tutweiler treasure with a classmate.  Can she save Tuckernuck Hall from being torn down?  This was not my favorite of this year's selections but it was interesting enough to keep my attention all the way through the entire book and it was a fairly short book so I was able to read it quickly.  For more information about this book, check out the web resources below:

Readers Theater Script – Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck (PDF)


Links to author, publisher and illustrator information:
Emily Fairlie (aka Emily Ecton) website:

Emily Ecton (aka Emily Fairlie) website :

Emily Fairlie print interview:

Emily Ecton print interviews:

Emily Fairlie’s dog Binky and friends recommend books:

Illustrator website (Antonio Javier Caparo):

Book trailer for The Lost Treasure of Tuckernuck:  (1:01) Official trailer

Cluckers Fight Song:[/embed] (1:30)

Artists, architects and authors, and others named in the book:
From the author’s website: information on artists and architects in the book with an interesting feature revealing where each appeared in the book:

Picasso’s images of roosters and doves:–a16-b27405/pablo-picasso-doves-posters.htm

Emily Dickinson: Brief biography and her poem, “Hope is the thing with feathers”:

English Romantic poets:

John Keats: short biography and his poem “To Mrs. Reynold’s Cat”:’%20Picks%202012/April_02_Don_Share.html

Brief biography of Homer:

Brief biography of William Shakespeare and facts about the Globe Theater:

Short biography of Ferdinand Magellan, including a video (2:10):


Related Activities

Publisher website with one printable activity for the book: (Click on left side bar)

Clucker Fight Song:
Words to Clucker Fight Song (also on p. 63 in book)
Music to Clucker Fight Song (“Washington and Lee Swing”)

Chicken hat craft: (video 4:01)  (Scroll down)

Riddle clues for treasure hunts: