Sam is beyond disappointed when he finds out that Uncle Jasper is shipping him off to boarding school. He doesn't even get to stay and play in the championship baseball game. When he tells teammates Roger and Joey they plan his escape, so Sam will be around for the big game. Unfortunately,it involves sneaking away and staying in a cave for a few days, which proves to have more secrets than they could've imagined. After a small earthquake a crumbling wall reveals a skeleton with a map and a riddle which they hope to find. They think there really is a treasure out there and they may be the lucky ones to find it if they can only unlock the riddle. Sam won't stay in the cave with the bones, so they take a midnight train to Trent to try and find the answers. What do the mysterious symbols on the map mean? Who is the crying lady that Sam sees? Is there really a treasure and will the boys be able to find it? One thing is for certain- the trio is not expecting what awaits them!
I have read many books by see C. Lee McKenzie and I was excited to read Sign of the Green Dragon. The book is full of adventure and excitement. The three boys will be appeal to kids because they have a good friendship and seem to find trouble. I liked learning more about the Chinese culture and the meaning of dragons. It was fun trying to solve the riddle and figure out what the boys needed to do in order to find the treasure. I would recommend this book to kids in third grade and up who like a book with mystery and adventure. I wonder if we'll get to go on another wild ride with Sam, Roger, and Joey in the future! If so, I know I'll be reading it!
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