If You Find This by Matthew Baker
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The blurbs stating which book this is like miss one: Hans Brinker, if only for the family needing some hidden treasure to save them and a mysterious clue that leads them there. Nicholas' hunt, not just for the treasure (and a way to save his tree-brother) but for friends and a reunited family, will draw readers in. I'm not so sure about the musical notation, which seemed overused (and, in many cases veered outside notation into mere adjectives). Perhaps a little more math, a little less music, would have worked?
ARC provided by publisher.