Layla’s Vistaville Summer

Dear Diary,

Well, I’m on the plane. I don’t want to be on the plane, but I, Layla Adler, am on the plane. You probably want to know where I’m going, right? It’s a town called Vistaville. My mom says I have bunch of cousins and aunts and uncles there and it’s time for me to get to know them ….

So begins Layla’s summer, which is not going the way she planned at all. When she hears about her great-great grandfather’s hidden treasure–hidden somewhere in her Aunt Rivkah’s house–Layla decides to do some investigating.

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Read Faygie’s Q&A for more on the origins of this story.


The reader is drawn along, eager to find out more about the family relationships and the hidden mystery. The book is a quick read, with sentences that flow, and vocabulary that is easy to comprehend. But the characters and storyline have depth and interest, and the reader grows along with Layla. – author Judith Pransky, Philadelphia Jewish Link March 5