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Children's Literature Treasure Hunt

1megbmore
Editado: Mayo 4, 12:58pm

You asked for a new treasure hunt, and we are happy to oblige! In addition to our semi-regular Pride and Talk Like a Pirate Day hunts, past hunts have focused on a specific topic, like last summer's Maine-themed treasure hunt. In honor of Children's Book Week, May 3rd-9th, this hunt is focused on children's literature.

The object of the game is to solve our clues (in verse!) and go to the LibraryThing page each clue is talking about.

Go here for the hunt.

You have about a week—until Monday May 10th at 4:00 pm Eastern Time—to find all the eggs hidden around the site and get them into your nest.

Use this thread to brag, ask for and give hints, etc.

As in past hunts, we'll be awarding profile badges to anyone who finds at least one egg, and anyone who finds all 12 will be entered into a drawing for a LibraryThing coaster set and sticker.

Helpful tips

Please, use the spoiler tag when posting hints or suggestions. Here's how:

To use the spoiler tag, type the following before whatever you'd like to hide:

<spoiler>

And this, at the end of what's hidden:

</spoiler>

If the hunt isn't working for you

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Updates
***Don't cook our goose, but we are having some issues with the hunt. Hopefully we haven't ruffled your feathers too much. We will be back in two shakes of a duck's tail.***

Update to the update: The eggs are findable once again. Happy hunting!

2MarthaJeanne
Mayo 3, 2:54pm

The link for switching gives an error. I wanted to give a better link, but I can't find it.

3lorax
Mayo 3, 3:22pm

Got tripped up by #6 (really wanted it to be Gashlycrumb Tinies but resorted to using the cheat and just searching for the boldfaced words in the clue, which popped it right up.

Other than that, it was pretty easy for me, and definitely a "fair" hunt - nothing requiring Google or any searches outside of LT, and no misdirects where the clue suggests an author but the answer is really a tag, or other such trickery they've engaged in in the past. A couple did need LT searches but that's expected.

4megbmore
Mayo 3, 3:31pm

>2 MarthaJeanne: Fixed, thank you!

5al.vick
Mayo 3, 3:31pm

stuck on 10. Any suggestions? Not even sure what kind of page I am looking for.

6Maddz
Editado: Mayo 3, 3:33pm

>3 lorax: That one I got straight away - I used to read an old German version when we visited an elderly family friend when I was a child.

Otherwise, I've got 4. My problem is that I suspect the answers are very US-centric.

7amanda4242
Mayo 3, 4:07pm

Stuck on 8, 9, and 11.

8lilithcat
Mayo 3, 4:14pm

Nooo! Search is down!

9dianeham
Mayo 3, 4:14pm

I can’t do any searches, not working.

10Zoes_Human
Editado: Mayo 3, 4:17pm

Is anyone else having issues with searching? I get 0 results for any term I searched. If I go out to Google and search the page I want plus LibraryThing, I can go to the page and get an egg though.

NVM in the time it took to type this others have posted about the issue.

11gilroy
Mayo 3, 4:20pm

Clue 12 has a typo -- It starts with 2 Ts

12thornton37814
Mayo 3, 4:25pm

The broken search is frustrating.

13lilithcat
Mayo 3, 4:28pm

>12 thornton37814:

Yep, really lousy time for search to break!

14drneutron
Mayo 3, 4:43pm

It's back up.

15Settings
Mayo 3, 4:50pm

I don't know 4, 9, or 10 but going to sleep on it. Be back later. :D

16dianeham
Mayo 3, 4:55pm

Can’t believe I’m having trouble with #1. I know what it is but can’t find the place to get the egg.

17thornton37814
Mayo 3, 5:08pm

>16 dianeham: There are pages for the awards.

18lilithcat
Mayo 3, 5:17pm

> 14

Up a minute, and now down again.

19parelle
Mayo 3, 5:27pm

Stuck on 8 & 10 (after sneaking a look at the clue for 6). I think I might just be old enough not to have read #10 :D

20FAMeulstee
Mayo 3, 5:34pm

Also stuck on 8 & 10, and also 11.

21Chrisethier
Mayo 3, 5:36pm

>17 thornton37814: I have both pages for that and no eggs

22Maddz
Mayo 3, 5:38pm

>21 Chrisethier: I thought it was that one, but it's one with only a single page.

23dianeham
Mayo 3, 5:44pm

>17 thornton37814: the one that lists all the books that won?

24thornton37814
Mayo 3, 5:48pm

>23 dianeham: I think I got to it under Stats/Memes and then under Awards

25Chrisethier
Mayo 3, 5:49pm

>22 Maddz: thanks

26dianeham
Mayo 3, 5:54pm

>24 thornton37814: I was looking for the wrong award. What’s with all these English guys?

27thornton37814
Mayo 3, 5:56pm

>19 parelle: >20 FAMeulstee: On #8 the last word will rhyme with the word above it
>19 parelle: >20 FAMeulstee: On #10 Again you need to rhyme the end word, and I believe you are seeking a tag, if I remember correctly. When search was not properly working, it didn't recognize I'd visited the correct page although I had when I finally got it to accept it. It was highlighted in the visited color already when I finally got a recognition. It was actually the first term I'd tried.
>20 FAMeulstee: On #11 My suggestion is that you think of a book similar to what is being described and look at the tags. When you click on those, you'll see several that are part of a series--and the series is what you want.

28amanda4242
Mayo 3, 6:13pm

>27 thornton37814: Thanks for the hints on 8 and 11!

I finally got all of them, although I had to visit the page for 9 half a dozen times before it worked.

29AvengingExile
Mayo 3, 6:27pm

I need help with #5. I'm pretty sure the answer is The New York Public Library but I'm not unlocking the egg. Am I wrong or on the wrong page?

30FAMeulstee
Mayo 3, 6:27pm

>27 thornton37814: Thanks, I found #11.

The other two nothing yet.
For #8 I tried everything with "hoops" and one of the named animals, nothing. I can not think of an other word that rhymes on "loops"
For #10 I tried all combinations of "tween", "said", "site". Nothing else comes up in my head that would rhyme on "aid", not even sure "said" would rhyme

31amanda4242
Editado: Mayo 3, 6:39pm

>29 AvengingExile: You're on the right track. It's a LT Local page and you have to choose the correct branch/building.

32amanda4242
Editado: Mayo 3, 6:38pm

>30 FAMeulstee: #8 is a famous potty training book.

#10 is a tag for books aimed at a slightly younger than young adult audience. Spoiler part two:the rhyming word you're looking for is "grade".

33LolaWalser
Mayo 3, 6:38pm

I could easily find only #6 and #12.

34FAMeulstee
Editado: Mayo 3, 6:42pm

>32 amanda4242: Thanks for #8, that word never occured to me ;-)

35Marissa_Doyle
Mayo 3, 6:41pm

>30 FAMeulstee: For #10, it's the category of books for kids who are ready for more than chapter books, but not yet ready for young adult. In fact, they're right in the middle.

36AvengingExile
Mayo 3, 6:44pm

>31 amanda4242: Thank you! I was looking through the places pages on Common Knowledge and it completely slipped my mind to check the actual library page.

37FAMeulstee
Editado: Mayo 4, 2:14am

>32 amanda4242: >35 Marissa_Doyle: Thanks, I have them all now!
#10: In Dutch there is no name for that group.

38Seayla2020
Mayo 3, 7:38pm

That was my first treasure hunt. It was fun. Ty LT!

Good luck on winning the extras everyone (who finds all 12)

39shadrach_anki
Mayo 3, 7:56pm

This was a fun hunt! Site search being down when I was going through the clues did slow things down for me a bit, but I was able to find all the eggs!

40dianeham
Mayo 3, 8:47pm

I’m stuck on 9 and 11.

41cbl_tn
Mayo 3, 8:56pm

>40 dianeham: I am, too. I suspect it's related to books I didn't read as a child. Nothing is ringing a bell.

42Littlemissbashful
Editado: Mayo 3, 10:13pm

>32 amanda4242: Thank you for the nudges

#8 Not where I where I was 'going' with that clue, but it certainly rhymes!
#10 Term for this age group not in common use in the UK, think American

Wonderful illustration as usual, thank you #conceptDawg. Is that a 'black-necked Canada Goose' muscling in on the action?.... (next time I'm hoping for a 'Blue-footed booby')

43quondame
Mayo 3, 10:00pm

>28 amanda4242: I have three that popped up eggs but don't register #6, #10, #11.

44Micheller7
Editado: Mayo 3, 10:36pm

>40 dianeham: me too for #9. Help.

45nx74defiant
Mayo 3, 10:13pm

Only missing # 11

46Micheller7
Editado: Mayo 3, 11:18pm

>45 nx74defiant: Can I trade you for #9. For 11 think of a TV show with Bill Cosby
Never mind just got it. Seems so easy now. I have them all. YAY!!

47Aquila
Editado: Mayo 3, 11:26pm

I've got everything except #1 - I'm sure I've found the correct Common Knowledge page for that, but it's just not registering.

48tardis
Mayo 3, 11:34pm

I got them all! I only had to resort to looking at hints for #6, but I did google a couple of them. Much fun!

Thank you, Meg and LT!

49NorthernStar
Mayo 3, 11:55pm

Got them - needed help on a few, though.

50dianeham
Editado: Mayo 4, 12:18am

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

51dianeham
Editado: Mayo 4, 12:18am

>46 Micheller7: thank you. Just need 9 now

52nx74defiant
Editado: Mayo 4, 12:29am

Thanks Michelle

For #9 Max, a bit of a troublemaker, is sent to bed by his mother without any dinner. Dressed in his wolf suite, Max falls asleep in his room where it then transforms into a forest ___ __ ___ ___ __

53dianeham
Mayo 4, 12:38am

>52 nx74defiant: thank you.

54VivienneR
Mayo 4, 2:12am

Got them all except #11, which completely eludes me.

55quondame
Mayo 4, 2:19am

>54 VivienneR: My daughter got that one for me 60s TV show title as well, with agents

56humouress
Editado: Mayo 4, 2:52am

There is a Treasure Hunt group here, if anyone wants to use it :0)

(To be honest, when I proposed setting one up, I hoped the LT folks who run the treasure hunts would set the group up because, for some reason, it seems difficult to find the old hunts. (Say you want to know when your egg badge will be delivered.) I think it would also make it easier to find these Talk threads. But that's my tuppence worth.)

57MissWatson
Mayo 4, 4:37am

I have no idea how to find the page for #1. Do I need to own a book with that award to access it?

58PawsforThought
Mayo 4, 4:45am

>57 MissWatson: No you don't. You just need to go to the page. Do a search for the name, click "Common knowledge" (left side bar)/"Awards"/name of the award. But make sure it's the right award, because the ALA gives out several awards named after people, including several Brits. But it's one of the most famous ones.

59frogprof
Editado: Mayo 4, 5:08am

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

60MissWatson
Mayo 4, 5:05am

>58 PawsforThought: Thank you. That didn't occur to me.

61PawsforThought
Mayo 4, 5:10am

>59 frogprof: It's older than middle school - it's books meant for teens. There's a two letter abbreviation used for books for that age group.

62MissWatson
Mayo 4, 5:19am

This was another lovely hunt around LT. Thanks!

63bnielsen
Mayo 4, 6:17am

>62 MissWatson: I'll second that. (And go look for the Carl Barks story: Lost In the Andes! on my shelves.)

64tina1969
Mayo 4, 6:26am

Hi guys x
Help needed with 1
No 3 also, I'm sure I've got the right term/abbreviation but not finding the page
No 4, no idea with this one
No 5, I'm in the uk so struggling with this one
Also no 8 and 11

Thanks x

65DemetriosX
Mayo 4, 8:18am

The hunt isn't working for me, and I'm using the current version. There are several where I know I'm right, and even those where there's no question about needing a different related page (9 and 12, for example), I'm not getting any notification and it's not registering.

66al.vick
Editado: Mayo 4, 9:49am

Well I thought #10 might be the tag middle grade, but I got no egg, so I am still confused. I don't know the syntax for adding the spoiler text.

67megbmore
Mayo 4, 9:06am

It seems our goose has torn out some of our wiring and we are busy reassembling. Please be patient as we get all our ducks in a row.

68megbmore
Editado: Mayo 4, 9:08am

>66 al.vick: To mark spoilers, use this:

<spoiler>

And this, at the end of what's hidden:

</spoiler>

You can edit your post to hide from those who might not want hints.

69perennialreader
Mayo 4, 9:46am

Needing help with #3, #5, & #9

#3 I have tried YA, Young Adult, teen fiction, teen fantasy, graphic novels, group talks on all of these and I don't know what else. Nothing comes up

#5 I know it's to do with the New York Public Library, but I seem to be hitting all around it

#9 Where the Wild Things Are doesn't show anything

I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.

70al.vick
Mayo 4, 9:49am

>68 megbmore: Thanks, edited.

71lorax
Mayo 4, 10:01am

perennial reader (#69):

#3: You're absolutely right. Did you do a Group search on the terms you describe? Try doing a search of groups, via the Group tab, for one of the first two terms on your list.

#5: It's the most famous branch, the one with the lions. There are several listings for it in the venues page so you may need to try a few of them.

#9: It should, and it did for me yesterday. Make sure you're on the main page and not a book page or the movie or something?

72navelos
Mayo 4, 10:14am

>65 DemetriosX: I'm having the same problem. I definitely know some of these, but no eggs anywhere. :-(

73FAMeulstee
Mayo 4, 10:21am

>69 perennialreader: #3 You are looking in the right direction, but you need to find a Group

#5 see >31 amanda4242:

#9 You need the main page of the book, not the book in your own library

74lycomayflower
Editado: Mayo 4, 10:32am

>65 DemetriosX: Ditto. I usually have a few where I really have to hunt (ha!) for the right page even if I know the answer, but with this one even the clues where which page should give you the egg is obvious, I get nothing. I'm not using the old version. I've tried logging out and back in. Nothing.

ETA: Never mind, just saw >67 megbmore:.

75sibylline
Mayo 4, 10:54am

Me too, same probbo. I'm confident I've gone to the correct pages for several clues.

76clamato
Mayo 4, 10:54am

>10 Zoes_Human: me too!!! zero eggs and i am pretty sure i am answering the clues.

77aileverte
Mayo 4, 11:13am

>76 clamato: Ditto here. I'm sure the LT team will sort this out in due course and I'll check back tonight.

78UCFintch
Mayo 4, 11:43am

I'm having problems, I'm fairly certain I answered four or five clues, but the search keeps telling me there is an egg hunt, but not giving me the eggs? Is the search down again? It was so problematic yesterday I gave it a day.

79clamato
Mayo 4, 11:49am

>77 aileverte: Thanks!!! i am going to give it a rest. It was a good diversion from my virtual work meeting... lol

80joyblue
Mayo 4, 11:52am

>16 dianeham: I'm in the same boat. I've spent an outrageous amount of time on it, but I just can't get the egg. Ugh!

81joyblue
Mayo 4, 11:56am

>24 thornton37814: Where do I find Stats/Memes?

82lorax
Mayo 4, 12:04pm

UCFintch:

From what people have been saying it looks like the eggs aren't showing up this morning. It was working yesterday, though, so I'm sure they'll get it working again.

83joyblue
Editado: Mayo 4, 12:10pm

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

84toast_and_tea
Mayo 4, 12:13pm

Yeah eggs aren't showing up for me :(

85kristilabrie
Mayo 4, 12:18pm

To be clear: The eggs for the Hunt are currently broken, that is if you do find a right clue—which many of you likely are—you won't collect the egg until we can fix this. I'm not sure yet if you'll need to revisit your found clues or if they'll be retroactively added, but I'm guessing the former. Please stay tuned for an update once this is fixed, and thanks for your patience all! Very sorry for the delay.

86UCFintch
Mayo 4, 12:33pm

>85 kristilabrie: Thank you!!

87VivienneR
Editado: Mayo 4, 12:58pm

>55 quondame: Thank you! I had already searched that name but must have chosen the wrong one. It was late, past my bedtime.

ETA Or it may have been the broken eggs mentioned in >85 kristilabrie:.

And thanks to the LT team who put the Treasure Hunt together. They are a lot of fun.

88megbmore
Editado: Mayo 4, 12:59pm

I sound (sounded?) my barbaric quack over LibraryThing and conceptdawg dug around and fixed the hunt. Everything is ducky now and eggs should be back on all pages. Sorry for the inconvenience intrepid egg hunters!

89thornton37814
Mayo 4, 1:05pm

>81 joyblue: Go to your LT home page.

90perennialreader
Mayo 4, 1:29pm

Yea! Found them all. I was going to the right pages, but LT was down. Now it's fixed and I have 12 eggs! What fun. Love these hunts. Thanks for all the help! LTers are the best.

91catzteach
Mayo 4, 1:33pm

I'm stuck on #4. Could I get a hint or two?

92tardis
Mayo 4, 1:45pm

>91 catzteach: #4 I had to go to the March Early Reviewer page and scroll down until I saw something that looked possible and clicked on it. It worked. Go to the ER page and change to look at a previous month's list

93DemetriosX
Mayo 4, 1:59pm

I can't get #10. I know I have the right words for the blanks, but I'm obviously not going to the right place. I've tried tags, CK, groups, but no luck.

94DeltaQueen50
Mayo 4, 2:20pm

Thank you for another great hunt, I have collected all 12 of my eggs and had fun doing so. :)

95catzteach
Mayo 4, 2:42pm

>92 tardis: That did it! Thanks! (I didn't know we could go back and look at previous Early Review books.)

96suziannabean
Editado: Mayo 4, 2:54pm

Este mensaje fue borrado por su autor.

97perennialreader
Mayo 4, 3:17pm

>93 DemetriosX: Try again. It's a tag for the ones between elementary and high grades. Not plural. Now that LT is fixed, it should pop up for you.

98DemetriosX
Mayo 4, 4:27pm

>97 perennialreader: Working now. I tried it so many times, even after I got all the other eggs and it just wouldn't pop.

99anglemark
Mayo 4, 4:49pm

>88 megbmore: Thanks for fixing this. I thought I was going mad. However, it seems the strings used for the hunt are not translatable?

100shadowranch22
Mayo 4, 7:38pm

Love the illustration, conceptDawg! Thanks, LibraryThing for another great hunt. I live for these. :-)

101benitastrnad
Mayo 4, 8:58pm

It took me forever to find #6. I had to come here to find the answer. Thanks for the help on this one from everybody who put in a clue.

102benitastrnad
Mayo 4, 9:00pm

I thought #5 was hard because you have to be from that city to know what the name of the library is. Those of us not from there would only know it by it's common name, so for me it was a hard clue.

103sibylline
Mayo 4, 9:52pm

Still not working for me. I do have the "new" look -- dark brown/red, so that's not the issue.

104toast_and_tea
Mayo 4, 10:24pm

Stuck on #2, #4, and #7.

105benitastrnad
Editado: Mayo 4, 10:41pm

>104 toast_and_tea:
The answer to #2 is related to #1. A yearly prize is given but in a different category.

106Yamanekotei
Mayo 4, 11:01pm

I mysteriously earned #12, I don’t know when nor where... and working on the last egg. Wanted to say thank you to the LT staff a little quack.🦆

107amanda4242
Mayo 4, 11:04pm

>104 toast_and_tea: For #4 I went to the March 2021 Early Reviewers list and just clicked author names until I stumbled across the correct one.

For #7 it's the character page for a famous girl sleuth.

108tina1969
Mayo 5, 3:20am

Hi guys
Help with no 1 and no 3. No 3 I know the two word term and the abbreviation but cant find the egg

Thanks x

109dot.zen
Mayo 5, 3:39am

I've been stuck on #11 for a whole day now. None of the hints given have helped, they make as much sense the as the question. Other than that, 11/12 ain't too bad.

110aileverte
Mayo 5, 5:41am

I spent half an hour on #11... Found things like "39 Clues" series (not it), and put a bunch of kids' books into my wishlist for my nephew... But then once I realized the title of this series is also a game often played e.g. while driving, it was easy

111aileverte
Mayo 5, 5:42am

#12 was quite easy given there are few authors *like* Grimm... But is "sales" a typo?

112dot.zen
Mayo 5, 6:45am

>110 aileverte: Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Thanks for the hint. I've never heard of the series, but now I've a full dozen I can rest easily.

113AHS-Wolfy
Editado: Mayo 5, 10:05am

Clues were wrong so deleted them to avoid further confusion.

Thanks to LT staff for putting up the hunt and fixing the site when it broke. Found them all with some auspicious googling and a little help from clues already provided here.

114humouress
Mayo 5, 8:34am

I'm up to 5 eggs now - but 2 I found without even realising, while I was searching. I suppose the banner must have popped up, but (for me) the 'found an egg' banner appears above the LT bar whereas the 'there is an egg hunt' banner appears below it (and disappears when I scroll down). Just providing feedback :0)

Having fun with this!

115tina1969
Mayo 5, 8:34am

>113 AHS-Wolfy: AHS-WOLFY I've got the name of the person and the name of the medal but just cannot hit on the correct page. When I go to awards it says no results.

As for no 3 again I have the correct abbreviation I'm sure and have been to the page suggested but again no egg x

Thanks x

116AHS-Wolfy
Mayo 5, 8:44am

>115 tina1969: Made a slight amendment to the clue provided for #1 check the spelling and #3 is not an abbreviation.

117rhinemaiden
Mayo 5, 8:46am

another fun hunt... with some eggs hidden in the deep, deep grass! Thank you for the hunt and the fun... and thank you conceptDawg for the great art! It should be on a LibraryThing t-shirt... I'd buy one!

118tina1969
Mayo 5, 8:48am

>116 AHS-Wolfy: googled the person so got correct spelling and still nothing. Tried no 3 as two words and not an abbreviation and still nothing x thanks

119PawsforThought
Mayo 5, 8:49am

>108 tina1969: and >115 tina1969: It's not that one. The ALA gives out several awards and more than one is named after a British person. The one AHS-Wolfy is hinting to is not the one that has the egg. It's another award beginning with the third letter of the alphabet.

120PawsforThought
Mayo 5, 8:50am

>118 tina1969: #3 is an abbreviation consisting of only two letters (the initial letters of the two words in the "full name" of the genre that is being referenced)

121tina1969
Mayo 5, 8:54am

>119 PawsforThought: thank you got the award now x

122tina1969
Mayo 5, 8:56am

>120 PawsforThought: still cant find this one x

123d_perlo
Editado: Mayo 5, 9:01am

Never mind, fixed it

124tina1969
Mayo 5, 9:06am

I wonder if the egg isnt working on the page for clue 3 x

125lorax
Mayo 5, 9:10am

benitastrnad (#102):



The clue tells you it's "the one with the lions". I happened to know what street that one was on, but you could always resort to a Google search to get the address. Then it's just a matter of figuring out which of the multiple names that location was listed under is the right one.

126PawsforThought
Mayo 5, 9:14am

>124 tina1969: No, it's working. But it's NOT a tag page, it's a group that focuses on the genre in question. Search for the abbreviated genre name, then click on "Groups" in the left side bar and the first one in the list is the right one

127aspirit
Mayo 5, 9:24am

I found all twelve before I knew it. (Did the eggs jump into my basket while I was crawling in the grass?) Thanks for the hunt, LT team.

128AHS-Wolfy
Mayo 5, 10:10am

>124 tina1969: Apologies for the clues pointing to the wrong pages. I've deleted them to avoid further mishap for future clue searchers. Thanks to PawsforThought for providing the corrections. The award I remembered originally searching for was the one I posted about but had forgotten that this needed a secondary investigation on my part to find the actual egg.

129lowelibrary
Mayo 5, 10:19am

I got them all thanks to some wonderful clues and a little google searching.

130tina1969
Mayo 5, 10:27am

>126 PawsforThought: that was tough for two little letters. Would never have got that without help x thanks xxxxxxx

131Ennas
Mayo 5, 10:27am

Yay, a new hunt! 🥳

I found them all, except #1. I've tried all the hints in this thread, but still no egg. Help?

132tina1969
Mayo 5, 10:28am

>128 AHS-Wolfy: no worries x all sorted now with plenty of help. Being in the UK I don't know a lot of the clues and have to google a lot x

133aspirit
Editado: Mayo 5, 11:04am

>131 Ennas: keywords: "honor", "artist", "golden sticker", and "ALA", . Looking at covers of the most popular children's books might help (because that's what I did). However, it won't if the artists were inegible because of nationality.

134Ennas
Mayo 5, 11:20am

>133 aspirit: I had to try the same page ~10 times (aaargh!), but in the end I got the egg. Thanks! I got them all!

Thanks, LT staff!

135prosfilaes
Mayo 5, 12:31pm

I got all twelve of them, with a little help.
Here's a clue:

#1, #4: He wrote a book about said British bloke.

136melsmarsh
Mayo 5, 12:34pm

I have clicked every option for 1. I googled 2 (it links back to 1), I clicked every possible option for 7 (I know exactly who it is based on the car) and none of them are registering.

I tried my best with 11, but that isn't coming up either even with the clues that are around.

1372wonderY
Mayo 5, 1:39pm

>136 melsmarsh:. The owner of the car is a character.

138toast_and_tea
Mayo 5, 1:58pm

All I have left is #4

139pith
Mayo 5, 2:15pm

Oof. This one is getting the best of me. I still have 8 eggs to find. Guess I'm very rusty when it comes to kidlit!

140amanda4242
Editado: Mayo 5, 2:42pm

>138 toast_and_tea: Major spoiler for #4 the author's last name is Marcus. Search his name in conjunction with L'Engle and you'll get the correct author.

141magicians_nephew
Mayo 5, 2:49pm

>136 melsmarsh: yeah The clue for #7 couldn't be any clearer its Nancy Drew but no combination of variants of that name rings the bell

142PawsforThought
Mayo 5, 2:53pm

>141 magicians_nephew: That egg is working. I checked just now. You have the right name, but are you clicking in the right place? It's Character in the left side bar ((you have to click Common knowledge first).

143amanda4242
Mayo 5, 2:55pm

>136 melsmarsh: For #7 you need the character page. Search the character's name and then click on Common Knowledge to get the link.

144magicians_nephew
Mayo 5, 3:03pm

>143 amanda4242: thanks not a part of LT i have visited before

145Maddz
Mayo 5, 3:33pm

>125 lorax: ISTR the lions (or one of them) featuring in an earlier treasure hunt which is why that was an easy one for me.

146gypsysmom
Mayo 5, 4:22pm

I was stuck on #9 but thanks to some hints here got it and have now got all my eggs in a basket!

147crazy4reading
Editado: Mayo 5, 5:12pm

>131 Ennas: I am right there with you. I am not sure which award it is that I have not clicked on...

I found it but not by going to Stats and Memes I just did a general search and then clicked on Common Knowledge, then clicked on the awards listed there

148njcur
Mayo 5, 8:11pm

Thank you very much for the hunt! It made my day! Great fun! Thank you to all who provided clues, too! Happy Wednesday!

149Brian.Gunderson
Editado: Mayo 6, 10:23am

I know there was a fix made to let users collect eggs again, but I'm not collecting them when using Firefox (my default browser), nor with a fresh log-in on Chrome, on a MacBook. Anyone have tricks to try to get the eggs to register? Like others, I have found things on treasure hunts before & know that I've got the right page for a couple of these, especially after poking through this chat thread. :)

Edit: waited some time & tried again. It's working now!

150melsmarsh
Mayo 6, 10:14am

>137 2wonderY: 2wonderY

I didn't even see that there was a character section. LT really buried something this time.

I am down to two (1 and 2). I know what the award is and the book, but neither are popping.

151melsmarsh
Mayo 6, 10:21am

OK number 1 pops now.

But is #2 not "Where's Halmoni?" It was last year's Newbery and fits all the clues

152megbmore
Mayo 6, 10:34am

>151 melsmarsh: Keep trying on #2 Where's Halmoni? wasn't a Newbery winner. Look to the first stanza of the clue.

153PawsforThought
Mayo 6, 10:38am

>151 melsmarsh: No, it's not that one. The clue references tigers, that's important

154Heather19
Mayo 6, 11:14am

Oh, okay, hello treasure hunt! How I've missed you! Just noticed this, glad I still have some time to figure them all out!

(Yes, many of us were a tad concerned about the lack of hunts for awhile, so thanks for this! Personally I recently got home from the hospital and this is a *wonderful* way to 'get back in the swing of things', haha!)

155clamato
Mayo 6, 11:18am

>154 Heather19: Hi Heather19, I hope you are feeling better and these treasure hunts are always a great pick-me-up, so great timing!!

156raidergirl3
Mayo 6, 1:51pm

>151 melsmarsh: I did the same thing, but then I checked recommended books on that page, and I was able to find the Egg

157apocalypsehunter
Mayo 6, 3:02pm

So, #10 right
MAJOR spoilers below!
I'm positive it's middle grade, but everything that I click on in reference to it - tags, collections, forums, lists, CK - nothing is giving me the egg. I even went down the entire first page of the tag list and opened up every tag there. I did all of the mashed tags, I even did all six of the retired groups that come up when you type in "middle grade." I tried middle grades, mid-grade, intermediate grade, and every individual grade from first to eighth both with and without spelling out the number. I even sat on the middle grade page and refreshed it a dozen or so times. Literally any help would be very appreciated. It's my last one and I just want to see all of my eggs in my basket T^T

158FAMeulstee
Editado: Mayo 6, 3:39pm

>157 apocalypsehunter: You are right, this must be a bug.
If I go to the tag "middle grade" in the Dutch version (librarything.nl), the German version (librarything.de) or in the French version of LT (librarything.fr), I get the egg. If I do exactly the same in the English version (librarything.com), there is no egg.

159vegetrendian
Editado: Mayo 6, 3:35pm

I'm still stuck on #10 I'm certain, after all the hints, that it has to be middle grade but the tag doesn't get me the egg and I can't think of another page to go to. Is there another term I am just not familiar with?

I see now an earlier post with the same issue. Seems like a bug. I'll keep trying :)

Update. I had to log into the French version of the site and then got the egg. Frustrating, but these hunts are always super fun, so worth it

160Heather19
Editado: Mayo 6, 3:49pm

I'm having the same issue with #10. I *know* I've gone to the page but I'm not getting the egg. It's the last egg I need. Major spoiler: It's the tag page for 'middle grade' right? I've tried 'middle grades', 'middle-grades', and every other variation but it's just not registering.

Edit: Was able to get it on the Dutch site, so I guess it's just the English site that has an issue.

161anglemark
Mayo 6, 4:27pm

>160 Heather19: Not just the English site, all language sites that are subdomains of the .com site, thus also the Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Czech, Chinese, Japanese ... in fact, it works for very few languages.

162KateBaxter
Editado: Mayo 6, 4:43pm

For #10, I went to the dutch site (https://www.librarything.nl), signed in as myself, typed in my search words and voilà! The egg then appeared in my basket.

163TsarinaTyna
Mayo 6, 5:25pm

>29 AvengingExile: I am having the same difficulty and it's driving me crazy!

164SofiaReis
Mayo 6, 5:39pm

#11 is killing me! I've tried just about anything and I can't seem to figure it out.

165TsarinaTyna
Editado: Mayo 7, 10:09am

UPDATE - FOUND IT!!
Could someone help me with #7? I somehow got the egg for the correct answer, but didn't see it come up and continued hunting and now cannot find where it was! lol. I'm 99% sure it's Nancy Drew but where did I go to find the egg? I've looked under tags, series, common knowledge, etc. and don't see the egg!!

166TsarinaTyna
Mayo 6, 5:45pm

>164 SofiaReis: The series of oversized books had actual photos of items, not drawings. Perhaps that will help.

167TsarinaTyna
Mayo 6, 5:47pm

>31 amanda4242: Thank you so much!! I had this one instantly but didn't check that particular way!

168the_red_shoes
Mayo 6, 6:27pm

Yay, egg hunt! I only saw the banner today, though?

169the_red_shoes
Mayo 6, 6:44pm

>46 Micheller7: Nice clue for 11!

170TsarinaTyna
Mayo 6, 7:06pm

>157 apocalypsehunter: I did exactly the same thing and was so frustrated so I'll help you. You're completely correct, but you need the hyphen between words. ACK ... a stupid hyphen was making me crazy!!

171the_red_shoes
Mayo 6, 7:51pm

Got 'em all but I have to say finding just the right page for both #3 and #5 was pretty hard! With #3 I just didn't read the clue quite closely enough, but #5 was a struggle.

172pith
Editado: Mayo 6, 8:30pm

Still stuck on 1, 4, 9. I know what 1 is about, but I can't seem to hit the right page. I've tried most of the hints here. Anyone have some new ones?

173the_red_shoes
Editado: Mayo 7, 12:39am

>172 pith: 1 was pretty hard, and I only got it because I have a bunch of books with that award. If you don't have the name, try googling the words in the clue: "golden sticker british ala award." If you do have the name, you want the *second* one down in the Awards category. Not the first one, the reason why is in "An honor named for...."

One way you can get 4 is by going to the March giveaway books: choose "March, 2021" in the dropdown Batches menu on the left-hand side.

9 you can get by thinking "Nine years ago this Saturday...." and googling what children's book author died on that date. It does also give you a result of Beverly Cleary but she's not it.

174Porua
Mayo 7, 1:50am

>58 PawsforThought: The answer to #1 just puzzled me. I mean, at least to my knowledge, that is not the most famous award, but then again what do I know. 😅

175PawsforThought
Mayo 7, 4:22am

>174 Porua: Well, no one ever said it was the most famous. Just that it was an award given by the ALA. I would personally rate that one and the N as equally famous.

176rhinemaiden
Mayo 7, 9:44am

>174 Porua: Read the clue for #1 very carefully line 2 is the eye opener

177magicians_nephew
Mayo 7, 5:07pm

Is there a problem with number 3? I found it (I think) and got credit for finding an egg but its still not marked as being found in my nest

178FAMeulstee
Editado: Mayo 7, 9:26pm

>177 magicians_nephew: No problem there as far as I can see, did you search at the right place?
Search for it in Groups

179BookConcierge
Mayo 7, 5:41pm

>92 tardis: Thank you, Tardis ... that was the clue I needed to get my last egg!

Found them all now.

180praisemusictlp
Mayo 7, 8:06pm

>24 thornton37814: Where is stats/memes?

181praisemusictlp
Editado: Mayo 7, 8:20pm

I need help getting the right egg for #1.

182quondame
Mayo 7, 8:20pm

>181 praisemusictlp: No, it's neither.

184lorsomething
Mayo 7, 8:35pm

I'm not sure what the consensus is, but I thought this hunt was a little trickier than most. I had a tough time finding the eggs, even when I KNEW the answer was right. It was fun and I want to say thanks to everyone involved for your hard work. Well done! And thanks once again to conceptDawg. The illustrations always make it better!

185the_red_shoes
Mayo 7, 10:31pm

>184 lorsomething: The impression I got was that while the answers themselves weren't that difficult, like #3 or #5, the exact page on the site that would give you the egg was more than a bit hard to find, even if you read the clue carefully (which I shamefully didn't in several cases!). I think the last several treasure hunts have been designed to show people various aspects of LT they might not be familiar with, as well as just fun book quizzes.

186Aquila
Mayo 7, 10:37pm

>180 praisemusictlp: Stats/Memes is one of the second row of headings if you go to Home, but you can also get to Awards through Common Knowledge and Search.

187magicians_nephew
Mayo 8, 12:49pm

>178 FAMeulstee: Thank you! That rang the bell! Another part of the LT forest that I really have never visited before

188magicians_nephew
Editado: Mayo 9, 4:03pm

Sort of agree. I don't think the problem was we didnt know who the heck Nancy Drew was we just have to know which feature or area of LT that Nancy was popping up.

Good excuse to learn more about the many features of LT of which I really only use a handful

189LibraryCin
Mayo 8, 4:07pm

I always need a lot of hints. Only had 2 to start with (without hints). Found more, but am still trying for two more: #2, #9.

I will likely try again later this evening. Thanks, all!

190PawsforThought
Mayo 8, 4:43pm

>188 magicians_nephew: Please use spoiler tags so people don't get their hunt spoiled.

191varielle
Editado: Mayo 8, 8:08pm

I’m stuck in 7 and 11. Update. Got ‘em.

192perennialreader
Mayo 8, 8:13pm

#7 People/Characters. This character was a kind of counterpart of the Hardy Boys.

#11 Series. Also the name of a TV show with Bill Cosby and Robert Culp

193pith
Mayo 8, 8:18pm

>173 the_red_shoes: Thank you! I totally overlooked the time frame in #9, so I just kept getting wrong answers on Google. Reading comprehension, self. It's a thing.

194Macbeth
Mayo 8, 8:28pm

So I'm down to just finding #2 - not bad given that this category is where I am least knowledgeable. My thanks to all who gave hints.

could do with another for #2

Cheers

195Seayla2020
Mayo 8, 8:37pm

>194 Macbeth: did you try googling some of the key/unique words?

196the_red_shoes
Editado: Mayo 8, 11:51pm

>192 perennialreader: I'm kicking myself for not telling people a clue to #1 is "Title of a song by Pulp"!

197the_red_shoes
Editado: Mayo 8, 11:59pm

>194 Macbeth: There's a BIG clue in the second line of the clue, and try googling the three nouns in the last line plus "book."

Going by the "explore LT" method, I thought you could get to the Book Awards by Common Knowledge....no, that's not it, or at least it didn't work for me. Does Stats/Memes work?

198Macbeth
Mayo 9, 12:12am

>197 the_red_shoes: Thsnkyou

Woo Hoo - All 12

As for awards - I figured out the award name for the ALA award (a bit of digging in Wikipedia) then searched for that name in LT. At that point I clicked on Common Knowledge - and then on Awards.

At that point there was the award name to click on

Stats/Memes brings up a list of awards for the books you own (I think). That may be more time consuming than my quest above.

Cheers

199TempleCat
Mayo 9, 1:47am

>32 amanda4242: Thank you for the hint! #8 was the only clue I couldn’t solve. My child is going to be 48 years old this year and I’m afraid I haven’t kept up on the relevant literature. ;-D

200TuxedoCat
Editado: Mayo 9, 6:16am

I have found 7 eggs, I'm still looking for 4, 6, 8, 9, and 11.

I'm reading though this thread now for clues to those.

Edit: I'm down to just needing number 4 now.

201paulmdh
Editado: Mayo 9, 6:42am

Done!
It took a while to track some of those down

Thank you for another great hunt

202rastaphrog
Mayo 9, 9:08am

Got them all, but was harder than previous hunts. Only had an idea of the answer for three, and had to rely on hints for the rest.

203lorsomething
Mayo 9, 11:10am

>185 the_red_shoes: I think so, too. And I have enjoyed roaming around looking for things. When you think of all the thought that goes into creating one of these hunts, I'm surprised they offer two a year. They are fun, though. I hope they keep doing them.

204LibraryCin
Mayo 9, 4:21pm

Finally got them all! Wow, #2 was hard! (So was 9, for me, but I do realize it's a very popular book.

205AMQS
Editado: Mayo 9, 10:15pm

That was fun- thank you! I completed today with hints found here. I really enjoyed this:)

206the_red_shoes
Mayo 9, 10:56pm

>203 lorsomething: Yes, it surely requires a lot more time and effort than just a book quiz! Altho those are fun too.

207humouress
Editado: Mayo 10, 5:20am

I’m still hunting for 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11. Time to get serious with the hints.

... almost there, only number 1 to go. I've tried all the children's awards I can think of.

... Aaaand done.

208humouress
Editado: Mayo 10, 5:21am

>97 perennialreader: Oh. I've never used that term. We have primary school and secondary school.

I hunted all over young adult/ YA/ children's but, obviously, I was way off course.

>32 amanda4242: Not that famous :0) But thanks for the hints.

Phew - got them all, finally.



(quackerd)

Thanks for the hunt. It was fun; frustrating but fun :o)

209paradoxosalpha
Mayo 10, 11:16am

>208 humouress:

The term is common in the US for late primary grades, i.e. 6-8, but it's far from ubiquitous.

210perennialreader
Mayo 10, 12:23pm

>208 humouress: My children's schooling went: Elementary School - K-5 Grades; Middle School - 6-8 Grades; High School 9-12 Grades.
Probably as confusing to someone outside the U.S. as O levels and A levels are to me.

211humouress
Mayo 10, 12:26pm

Well, each secondary school I went to had a different numbering system except for the A level years (the last two) which were the sixth form (upper and lower sixth or 6B and 6A). ;0)

212megbmore
Editado: Mayo 12, 10:51am

And so our egg-hunting has come to a close.

803 members participated, 376 found all the clues, and 504 found at least 5 clues. Not bad hunting!

As for the winners, randomly selected from those who found all the clues, they are:
TuxedoCat
ThosD
reesetee
LutheranSouthUnity
moranmc
Winners, please message me with your mailing address so we can send you your cool swag.

How will we close out this Children's Literature Treasure Hunt? How else but and they all lived happily ever after.

213EdwinKort
Mayo 10, 5:05pm

>1 megbmore: Too bad, just found out this hunt this morning, and now it seems over :(

O well, better luck with the next hunt i guess

214perennialreader
Mayo 10, 7:09pm

>211 humouress: Yeah, that. lol

215PersephonesLibrary
Mayo 11, 12:22am

Where does the nest badge appear? I have solved all the riddles but I can't see the badge.

216anglemark
Mayo 11, 7:02am

>215 PersephonesLibrary: It usually takes weeks (sometimes months) before the badges appear.

217Lynsey2
Mayo 11, 8:17am

I love the hunts but was preoccupied with my daughters weddin and never logged in last week.
Sad to have missed it!

218m.belljackson
Mayo 12, 12:53pm

PLEASE give a longer time and please announce on LT 75 book challenge - sad to have missed this as have so many others.

219amanda4242
Mayo 12, 2:21pm

>218 m.belljackson: Why should they make an announcement in a group completely unrelated to the hunt? The 75ers group is the most active on the site, but many people ignore it for just that reason. I'm sorry you missed the hunt, but it was open for nearly a week and there was a banner on the home page, an announcement in the news section, and this thread alerting people to it.