The Lost Diamonds
By Gary Crew
The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie Cover

A Children's Book Review

The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie is a piece of historical fiction set in the wilderness of the Australian state of Tasmania.

Geoffrey is a disillusioned art teacher who goes to a rugged part of Tasmania to paint pictures of the mountains. He eventually becomes obsessed by the local legend of lost treasure and the book then follows his quest for the legendary lost diamonds.

The book is cleverly written, it incorporates a great deal of Tasmanian history and many different text types as the story unfolds. However, we feel that this book was a 'little too old for us'.In our opinion the book is more appropriate to year 6 and 7 students.