The Treasure: Uri Shulevitz

The Treasure

Author/Illustrator: Uri Shulevitz
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux
Publication Year: 1978
Brief Summary: A retelling of an English tale where a man goes far and wide to seek a treasure, only to find out that it’s right at home this whole time.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

New York Times Best Illustrated Children”s Books of the Year, 1979′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1980′ ‘ Honor Book’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • What does the saying at the end of the book mean: “Sometimes one must travel far to discover what is near?”
  • What is a treasure in your life?  (Friends, family, a teacher?)  Write about it.

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. 

  • Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library
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