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A Treasure Beyond Measure [Hardcover]

By Melody Carlson & Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator)
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Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.88" Width: 8.8" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.62 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 9, 2001
Publisher   Crossway Books/Good News
Age  4-8
ISBN  1581343434  
EAN  9781581343434  

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Fred is just an ordinary guy who found a treasure map in one of his buys. He sold all that he had to get what he needed, then went off on an adventure--an adventure indeed. For halfway there, stormy winds blew; poor Fred lost all he had and had to start anew. On a makeshift boat to the right island he got. He wanted to dig, but alas, he could not. The land was owned by a short little man, who exchanged it for Fred's boat and a shake of the hand. Fred dug and dug until he heard a clank, and then down upon his knees he sank. Fred opened up the chest of old and blinked his eyes to see real gold. Now Fred is wealthy beyond all measure--just because he sought his treasure. This truth of the Kingdom of Heaven is delightlfully retold through Melody Carlson's rhyming verse and Steve Bjorkman's amusing illustrations.

Publishers Description
In this contemporary version of one of Jesus' parables on the Kingdom of Heaven--retold through Melody Carlson's rhyming verse and Steve Bjvrkman's amusing illustrations--kids journey along with an ordinary guy named Fred as he discovers a treasure map and sacrifices what little he has to gain everything. Ages 3 and up.

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More About Melody Carlson & Steve Bjorkman

Melody Carlson Melody Carlson has published more than one hundred books for adults, children, and teens with many on best-seller lists. Several books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award. She and her husband live in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and have two grown sons.

Melody Carlson currently resides in the state of Oregon.

Melody Carlson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 86 Bloomberg Place
  2. Carter House Girls
  3. Dating Games
  4. Dear Daphne Novels
  5. Diary of a Teenage Girl: Caitlin
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl: Chloe
  7. Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kim
  8. Diary of a Teenage Girl: Maya
  9. Faithgirlz / Girls of Harbor View
  10. Faithgirlz! Girls of 622 Harbor View
  11. Follow Your Heart
  12. Four Lindas
  13. Inn at Shining Waters
  14. Life at Kingston High
  15. LifeChange
  16. Notes from a Spinning Planet
  17. On the Runway
  18. Secret Life of Samantha McGregor
  19. Storytellers' Collection
  20. TrueColors
  21. Words from the Rock

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Fun, modern-day retelling of Jesus' parable of treasure  Oct 25, 2008
This is a modern retelling of Jesus' parable found in Matthew 13:44 (quoted at the back of the book in NKJV). Author Melody Carlson uses upbeat rhyming verse to describe a man named Fred who finds a treasure map in an old carved box. He studies the map to decipher where this island must be, then quits his job and sells his house. He buys a big boat for his journey and packs it with more than enough food and stuff. Fred goes off to find his treasure.

Unfortunately, he encounters a big storm at sea. Fred, his dog and his treasure map wash up on an island, but it's the wrong island. He works and works (for the tourist industry) until he has enough money to buy a boat. It's not as big or as grand as the last, but it's good enough to get him to the right island. He is so excited when he finally gets there! But then someone announces that this is his land. Fred trades the man all that he has for a small spot on the beach. He digs all through the night until, finally, he finds his treasure.

Illustrator Steve Bjorkman brings his signature style to these pictures. They are colorful, whimsical and full of fun little details.

WHAT I LIKE: It's a great story! There aren't enough books about Jesus' parables, in my humble opinion. This one does a beautiful job relaying a story today's kids can relate to. I also greatly appreciate the Scripture being given with reference.

WHAT I DISLIKE: The text doesn't say anything about Heaven. That's the point of Jesus' parable, yet it's not mentioned in this book until the quoted Scripture at the back. That's the only "big" dislike, but there are two "little" dislikes. The rhyme is forced in some spots interrupting the flow. Also, I usually really like Steve Bjorkman's illustrations, but some of these are too sketchy for me. They appear unfinished.


Tanya -- Christian Children's Book Review
Quite a treasure  Jul 2, 2008
A Treasure Beyond Measure is a delightful contemporary version of one of Jesus' parables on the Kingdom of Heaven. From Matthew 13:44, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it, he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." The story is told in rhyme and takes children on a journey with an ordinary guy named Fred who discovers a treasure map. This sparks an adventure where Fred eventually gives up all he has to seek the treasure - and possibly gains something precious of immeasurable worth. Though definitely engaging for younger children (ages 3 - 6), it's a fun and charming story with amusing, cartoon-like pictures that most everyone will enjoy - at least my multi-age brood did!

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