Lucas Benes faces his greatest challenge yet when he finds a secret message from his mother hidden inside a sunken cargo container. In a near-death scuba diving experience, Lucas and the New Resistance kids learn that Good Company CEO Siba Günerro -- along with her newest and most beautiful Curukians -- is planning a massive art heist. Lucas and friends scour the Spanish countryside looking for clues. But to unravel the mysteries of both the robbery and the cryptic message, Lucas must first discover the only thing that is worth more than priceless.
"If it's opposite day, it could already be opposite of opposite, which would be confusing." If you find this line puzzling, then you might understand why the kids of the New Resistance are able to rattle the Good Company yet again in Priceless.
This funny and exciting middle-grade series with short chapters is perfect for middle and elementary school reading lists, holiday gifts, and travel guides for children. Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the action- adventure, the worldwide geography, and appropriate language for ages 9 - 14. Collect all three!
About the Author
Paul Aertker (ETT Kerr) is an award-winning children's book writer, teacher, and frequent speaker at elementary and middle schools. He began his teaching career in West Africa with the Peace Corps where he helped establish the town's first public library. His first series, Crime Travelers, consistently ranks in the top spot in multiple categories. The series has been optioned for TV and Film. His newest book, Posthumous, won the Indie Book of the Year Bronze medal and won the SCBWI Spark Honor award for excellence in children's publishing. He and his wife live in Colorado and travel with their two children whenever possible. More information at paulaertker.com As a traveler and multilingual teacher, Aertker has clocked nearly half his life outside the US. When he was a teenager, he slept on the streets of London to watch a royal wedding. He took the CIA exam because he wanted to be a spy for the good guys (and not the Good Company). Ages 10 and up will love this series' campy flavor. Parents, teachers, and librarians will appreciate the worldwide geography and appropriate language. A reluctant reader's dream. For boys, girls, (and adults who may act like children: ). More information at https: //www.paulaertker.com/ & https: //www.crimetravelers.com/