Scout: The Treasure of Rodensteyn Castle
Book Five of the exciting Scout series!
When they are invited to spend a few weeks with Uncle Arnie at the seashore, little do Tom, Carl, and Bert realize that they will be staying in the hunting lodge of a medieval castle. Uncle Arnie is quite a storyteller. Soon the boys find their imaginations and the lodge peopled with ghosts from Rodensteyn Castle, a castle long ago buried under the sand. But do ghosts leave tracks, tracks that Scout follows into the sea?
Are the legends of the ghost of Sir Isobald and the treasure of Rodensteyn Castle true? Is it a ghost that Tom spots in the dunes at night? Can Scout’s nose, no matter how keen, help the boys solve a mystery over 400 years old?
Past and Present, fact and fiction merge as Tom and his friends search for a treasure that has outlasted the ages.
Other Books in the Scout series:
- The Secret of the Swamp
- The Haunted Castle
- The Flying Phantom
- The Sailing Sleuths
- The Mystery of the Abandoned Mill
- Scout’s Distant Journey
About the Author
Pieter (Piet) Jongeling (1909-1985) was also known by the pen name Piet Prins. He was a Dutch politician and author of numerous popular children’s books. He was a member of the Reformed Political League and of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. Jongeling worked as a journalist for the anti-revolutionary newspaper Nieuwe Provinciale Groninger Courant. In 1941, during the German occupation of The Netherlands, the publication was banned, and in 1942, Jongeling was sent to the Nazi concentration camp at Amersfoort, from which he was later transferred to another at Sachsenhausen. After his release at the close of World War II, Jongeling became editor of Nieuwe Provinciale Groninger Courant. He later left to become editor of De Vrije Kerk.
Jongeling was elected to the House of Representatives in 1963 and served until 1977. He was a passionate opponent of the legalization of abortion. He wrote numerous children’s books, always under the pen name Piet Prins, and The Scout Series are the most famous of these (known as “Snuf” in the original Dutch). Other series of his include The Four Friends and Wambu.