Jojo's Treasure Hunt

Jojo's Treasure Hunt

Level: Primary| Secondary| General

Series Title: Sand Pebbles Pleasure Series (SPPS)

Subject: Literature

ISBN: 978 976 638 064 9

Pages: 152

Age Group: 10 - 12 years

Published: 2003

Carlong presents to the children of the Caribbean a new series of original fiction and non-fiction books covering a wide range of topics, and reflecting Caribbean life, people, places, flora, fauna and culture. The series will target two age levels: 8-10 and 10-12 years. It is aimed firstly, at developing and sustaining the reading habit by providing children with relevant, contextually familiar, quality publications which will excite their interest, stimulate their imaginations, broaden their experiences and increase their awareness of their own culture as well as the other cultures of the Caribbean region.

All the stories have interesting and thought-provoking plots, some of which relate to topics, skills and concerns in the curriculum. The series will also aid composition and vocabulary development by providing good models of storytelling.

Jojo's Treasure Hunt

Highly commended in the National Book Development Council's Vic Reid Award for Children's Literature, this novel tells the engaging story of a twelve-year-old boy whose family faces the possibility of eviction from a place they had called home for many years. He decided to search for a Spanish jar full of treasure, which, according to legend, is hidden under a cotton tree in his community. In order to save his family, however, Jojo must overcome his fear of the ghosts guarding the treasure!


Cherrell Shelley-Robinson
PhD - former Senior Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Studies, UWI, Mona. An expert on Caribbean children's literature, she is an established author who has written extensively for children's radio programmes and magazines.

Key Features

  • Sensitize children to the important elements of literary writing.
  • Encourage positive reading habits
  • Broaden children's experiences.
  • Aid vocabulary building, especially in the use of culture-specific words.
  • Provide resource materials for social studies/history and other subject areas


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I found treasure in this book :)