Bernie Magruder & the Pirate's Treasure

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Oct 1, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 144 pages
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According to local legend, Peg Leg the pirate once spent the night at the Bessledorf Hotel, and he may have left treasure buried in Middleburg. Now strange bobbing lights have been sighted late at night on Bessledorf Hill, and mysterious coded messages are turning up all over town. When Bernie Magruder and his sleuthing pals Georgene and Weasel investigate, they discover that someone has been digging holes on the hill. Could the old story be true?

By the time the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Peg Leg shows up at the Bessledorf Hotel with a map and an eye for Bernie's sister Delores, pirate mania has filled the town with eager treasure hunters, and Bernie and his pals find themselves in the middle of a mystery -- with a lot more than buried treasure at stake.

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Phyllis Reynolds Naylor includes many of her own growing-up experiences in the Alice books. She writes for both children and adults and is the author of more than one hundred and thirty-five books, including the Alice series, which Entertainment Weekly has called "tender" and "wonderful." In 1992 her novel Shiloh won the Newbery Medal. She lives with her husband, Rex, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Visit Phyllis online at

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