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Sunken Treasure

(school edition)
Series: Choose Your Own Adventure for Younger Readers #3
Translated Into: Batık define (Turkish)
Suche nach dem Piratenschatz (German)
El tesoro sumergido (Spanish)
O tesouro perdido (Portuguese)
El tresor submergit (Catalan)
Author: Packard, Edward
Illustrator: Granger, Paul (pseudonym used by Hedin, Don)
Release Date: April, 1982
ISBNs: 0553050184 / 9780553050189 (hardback)
0553151509 / 9780553151503 (paperback)
0553152084 / 9780553152081 (paperback)
Length:52 pages
Number of Endings:8
LC Cataloging in Publication Summary: The reader is asked to make choices which will determine the outcome of a search for sunken treasure.
Demian's Thoughts: This is the first book in the series that seems to have a point to it; the search for treasure definitely gives the story direction. The book is also notable for being set in the 18th century.

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KenJenningsJeopardy74's Thoughts: Sunken Treasure is a fun book to read. The adventures on sea and on land while looking for the hidden pirate treasure of the renowned Blue Beard are necessarily brief (there's not much room for a protracted storyline in a book of only fifty-two pages), but it's an entertaining read for its size.

Unlike most of the other Bantam Skylark Choose Your Own Adventure books for younger readers, this one takes the reader back in time for the story, to the year 1793. You are living in a small house in Boston, Massachusetts next to a respected seaman by the name of Captain Frye, when you stumble upon what appears to be a treasure map in your own attic. What follows after this fortuitous discovery really depends on the manner in which you want to go about the ensuing treasure hunt. You can wait for Captain Frye to return from his current voyage to ask him about the map, or you can go off to the docks now on your own and find another sailor of whom you can inquire. Whether under the guidance and protection of Captain Frye or not, you'll have to keep an eye out for pirates at all times. A secret like the buried treasure of a notorious pirate won't remain secret for long, and you'll find that your search for the treasure is actually more of a race to see who can find it first. Would Blue Beard have really left his treasure trove completely unguarded, though? Or does the nefarious seafaring thief still have a few tricks up his sleeve even all these years after his death?

Sunken Treasure is short, but entertaining for what it is. I would read it again any time.

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Waluigi Freak 99's Thoughts: I read this book years and years ago. It's pretty average from what I remember of it. It's great for younger readers, but one thing that always stood out to me was the fact that this is one of the few books in a series geared towards younger readers where the reader can actually die!

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