The Parker Inheritance

The Parker Inheritance

Book - 2018 | First edition
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Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2018
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780545946179
9780545952781
Branch Call Number: JOHNSON
Characteristics: 331 pages ; 22 cm

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mko123 Jul 13, 2018

In Lambert, South Carolina there is a mystery involving a buried treasure beneath a run down tennis court. 12-years-old Candace knows it is there because her grandmother left her a letter about it when she died. Is Candace supposed to pick up where her grandmother had failed and try to solve the riddle? Her grandmother was ridiculed and run out of town for trying to dig up clues in the tennis court. Candace recruits Brandon, the lonely boy across the street to help her, because he is also an avid reader and riddle solver. The two sleuths have to do a lot of research and math but they feel there is a hidden path, if they can just learn how to interpret the clues. if you liked The Westing Game by Ellen Ruskin, you will also love this.

cmlibrary_rkimray May 14, 2018

This is a complex mystery jumping back and forth throughout time periods and across generations. The author does a fine job addressing the social injustices of then and now, for both African Americans and the LGBTQIA community. Although it is geared towards elementary aged readers, I'd also recommend it to middle and high school students. The author's note at the back would be a good jumping off point for book club discussions. (And you'll definitely want to read or re-read The Westing Game after finishing this book!)

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darladoodles
Apr 18, 2018

The puzzle to solve and the historical piece of the narrative made for an interesting plot and made me want to revisit The Westing Game. Candice and Brandon make a great team. Would be more appropriate for students who are older than these two due to the sensitive issues dealt with and the random details thrown in addressing current events.

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