Graysen Foxx and the Treasure of Principal Redbeard by J. Scott Savage

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Graysen Foxx and the Treasure of Principal Redbeard by J. Scott Savage

by J. Scott Savage
Graysen Foxx and the Treasure of Principal Redbeard by J. Scott SavageGraysen Foxx and the Treasure of Principal Redbeard Published by Shadow Mountain on February 14, 2023
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Pages: 256
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A young treasure hunter must decipher clues, solve puzzles, and search his school for a long-lost chest filled with decades of confiscated toys.

Ordinary Elementary is anything but ordinary. Below the classrooms are winding, abandoned, underground passages filled with lost treasures. Fifth-grader Graysen Foxx, aka The Gray Fox--finder of secrets, solver of mysteries, and explorer of the unknown--is hot on the trail of the legendary treasure of long-since-retired Principal Redbeard, which includes a decades' worth of confiscated gadgets, rare comic books, first-edition Pokemon trading cards, an original Rubik's Cube, and a retro football handheld video game.

Graysen is determined to find the treasure and share it with his fellow students. His nemesis, Raven Ransom--a fifth-grade girl nicknamed "The Red Raven"--plans to stop him and claim the prizes for herself, just like she did with the game-winning home run kickball everyone thought was lost on the roof of the school.

Wearing his adventurer-iconic fedora, journaling in his field notebook, and wielding his elastic stretchy hand, Graysen is ready for action. But can he avoid the second-grade spy network working for Raven? Could the third-grade twins, Maya and Jack, give him an advantage? Can he avoid the ruthless sixth graders while trying to protect the innocent first graders? And who is the mysterious Midnight Moth who is leaving cryptic notes and riddles?

It's a battle between courage and cunning, smarts and shrewdness, charity and cheating. With the treasure on the line, can Graysen trust his rival--or is it just another one of her traps? May the best treasure hunter win!


Graysen Foxx and the Treasure of Principal Redbeard is a middle-grade mystery, riddle-filled story that will keep you reading and your kid at heart cheering for joy. It is an adventure-filled, puzzle-solving story that takes all the elements of elementary school and puts them into a fun account. We have upper-grade level bullies, cooperation, friendship loyalty, and what should I do from a child’s point of view. Graysen wants to find the treasure and return it to the original owners, but he is not willing to do so at the cost of other students’ well-being. I enjoyed the moral character of Graysen and his determination to do what is best for all involved.
The story is short, but I could have easily enjoyed a more extended account. Nevertheless, young treasure hunters who like adventure stories will enjoy this story.

About J. Scott Savage

J. Scott Savage is the author of 19 novels including the Mysteries of Cove series, the Farworld series, and the Case File 13 series, and the Lost Wonderland Diaries.

He has been writing books for over twenty years. His books have received various recognitions including Junior Library Selection, Starred reviews from PW and Kirkus, Amazon Book of the Month,
Barnes and Noble Select book, and several state award nominations.

He has visited over 2500 schools, dozens of writers conferences, and taught many writing classes. He has four children and seven grandchildren. He lives with his wife Jennifer in a windy valley of the Rocky Mountains.