B.C.R. Fegan is an award-winning author who has written a number of books for children and young adults. He is inspired by stories that resonate deeply with our desire for adventure, yearning for magic and search for meaning.
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Henry has a very large treasure. His parents try to convince him to put his treasure in the bank where it’ll be safe. Henry wants to keep his treasure nearby where he can keep an eye on it. But there’s one small problem: his little sister, Lucy. Henry fears Lucy will find his treasure and steal it. So, using his imagination, he devises a plan to make a spectacular secret cave full of all kinds of safety devices, like traps and strange creatures that will guard his treasure. Only, Lucy does find her way around Henry’s multi-fantastic obstacle course, not to steal Henry’s treasure, but to give Henry a hug.
Henry and the Hidden Treasure is a really cute picture book story that will appeal to young children, especially those with younger siblings. B.C.R. Fegan has written such a compassionate story, full of the type of imagination that children like best: fantastical. Complete with marvellous illustrations by Lenny Wen, this book is a treasure in itself. The story leads the young reader through a series of very imaginative scenarios, only to discover that Henry’s real treasure isn’t the kind you put in the bank. The lesson is clear: the importance of family bonding. It was a lesson Henry had to learn from his younger sister. It is a lesson we all need reinforced: not just family bonding, but the connection between two people is more important than money itself. A simple story with a little bit of humor and a whole lot of imagination and a big heart. Well done!