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The Lost Treasure of Captain Kidd

By Peter Lourie

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Tales of pirates' treasure are real to Killian and his friend Alex, who set offon a huynt for gold doubloons buried by Captain Kidd, the notorious pirate who stashed his loot in the Hudson Highlands. Spurred on by Killian's recurring dream of the ghostly pirate pointing the way to the gold, the boys desperately try to keep one step ahead of Cruger, a crazed treasure-hunter whose cave they discover on haunted Bannerman's Island.


"A wonderful book. I couldn't put it down!" - Jean Craighead George, author of My Side of the Mountain and Julie of the Wolves

"Full of suspense, an exciting adventure. What a great way for kids (and adults) to learn about history!" - Jean Marzollo, author of I Spy School Days and Slamdunk Saturday

"Steeped in pirate lore and Hudson River history, this is an intriguing look at the effect of greed upon friendship" - Booklist

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The Lost Treasure of Captain Kidd: Classroom Activities,

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