The Treasure by Uri ShulevitzThe Treasure by Uri Shulevitz

The Treasure

byUri ShulevitzIllustratorUri Shulevitz

Paperback | September 1, 1986

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Three times a voice comes to Isaac in his dreams and tells him to go to the capital city and look for a treasure under the bridge by the royal palace. Feeling a little foolish perhaps, but determined to see for himself if the dream is true, Isaac sets out on his long journey. What he finds makes a surprising and heart-warming ending to this retelling of a well-known folk tale. In a few words, Cadelcott Medal winner Uri Shulevitz draws a man who is innocent enough to have faith in a dream, and wise enough to understand the greatest reward of all.

Isaac's solitary journey, his arrival at hte vast city, and his discovery there are all enriched by Mr. Shulevitz's beautifully detailed illustrations, which masterfully capture the spirit of the original tale while keeping it simple enough for the very youngest reader.

The Treasure is a 1980 Caldecott Honor Book and a 1979 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

Uri Shulevitz is a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator and author. He has written and illustrated many celebrated children's books, including the Caldecott Medal-winner The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship, written by Arthur Ransome. He has also earned three Caldecott Honors, for The Treasure, Snow, and How I Learned Geography.
Title:The TreasureFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8.99 × 7.66 × 0.16 inShipping dimensions:8.99 × 7.66 × 0.16 inPublished:September 1, 1986Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374479550

ISBN - 13:9780374479558


Bookclub Guide

Author/illustrator Uri Shulevitz spent the early years of his life, from the age of four, wandering with his family, in search of a home. From war-torn Warsaw, Poland to the Central Asian city of Turkestan in the Soviet Union to Paris, France to Tel Aviv, Israel, and finally to his permanent home in New York City. Likewise, many of the characters in his books travel too. The Fool of the World sets off in search of a flying ship. The young boy in How I Learned Geography uses a map and his imagination to travel the world. Benjamin of Tudela journeys for fourteen years to the far reaches of the known world and back again to Spain. In The Treasure, Isaac travels great distances to the Royal Palace in search of a treasure that he finally finds under his own stove. And the young hero of When I Wore My Sailor Suit sets off on an imaginary journey to distant lands as the captain of a sailing ship on both calm and storm tossed seas. Opportunities abound for social studies curriculum connections as well as language arts (reading, writing, and research) and visual art connections. Invite your students to join you on a journey of fun, learning, and imagination!

From Our Editors

A retelling of the traditional English tale in which a poor man follows the advice of his dream and is eventually led to a treasure.

Editorial Reviews

"Rich full-color illustrations provide a fresh and vigorous interpretation of the familiar story of a poor man who, inspired by a recurring dream, journeys to a far city to look for a treasure-only to be advised to return home and find it." -The Horn Book

"[A] perfect blend of words and pictures. . .A must purchase." -Starred, School Library Journal