|Plot Summary of The Money Pit Mystery|
After three years Sam and Beth Simmons and their mom return to Oak Island, where their grandfather is searching for a 200-year-old treasure. Mr. Simmons and his daughter had a fight, and they haven't seen each other in three years. Suddenly one day Becky Simmons get's a phone call and the three immediately are packed and on a boat, travelling to Oak Island. What is even stranger is that Sam and Beth's grandfather is not at the pier waiting for them. Their mom tells them that her father doesn't know they are here. Confused, they walk all the way to his house.
When they get there, they are all shocked and disgusted at the state of the once beautiful house. Mr. Simmons spends all his time at the Money Pit that he doesn't take care of the house or himself. Becky thinks her father is losing his mind, searching for a 200-year-old treasure, left by Captain Kidd. She begins to attend secret appointments.
Buzz, a long time friend, show Sam and Beth the Money Pit. They are both intrigued. One night Sam performs one of his magic tricks for Beth and Buzz, and he discovers the key to finding the treasure. He points out that everyone is looking in the wrong place, a trick many magicians use, to keep the trick a secret.
This synopsis report prepared by JT
|Chapter Analysis of The Money Pit Mystery|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Exploring into the wild
- searching for treasure/artifacts
Kid or adult book?
- Ages 7-14
- a kid
The Americas (not US):
- climbing on trails
- on vacation
- Atlantic Ocean Island
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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