Kidd's Kids

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AuthorHouse, Dec 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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The ghost of Captain William Kidd has stood guard over his treasure on Charles Island for nearly 300 years. Local legend says he placed an evil curse on his riches to keep them forever safe from looters. Famed treasure hunter Oklahoma ("Just call me O.K!") Smith arrives in town and decides the local legends could very well be true - Kidd may have hidden several chests of pirate booty on the island in 1699 after visiting the coastal town of Milford, Connecticut, while running from the law. Modern technology, Smith says, will easily locate the buried booty, and the town is thrown into a frenzy of pirate fever. But six beach kids who have come to love the island for much more than its hidden riches decide to defend Captain Kidd's booty from the intruder. Matt, Christine, Little Mac, Amanda, Glen and Jake plot to keep Smith away from Charles Island and its buried treasure. Can Kidd's Kids outwit the grownups and their fancy radar equipment? With a little help from a long-dead pirate, they just might rescue their treasure island from the greedy invaders.

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About the Author

 

Kathleen M. Schurman, a journalist, playwright and book author, lives at Locket’s Meadow Farm in Connecticut with her husband, David Melina, and dozens of animal friends, most of them rescues.  Before moving to the country several years ago, she spent most of her life on the Milford beaches, often gazing at Charles Island and dreaming of buried treasure.

 

About the Illustrator

 

Catherine W. Hamill is a professional artist who lives and paints in Milford, Connecticut.  She is active in the Milford Fine Arts Council, the Firehouse Gallery at Walnut Beach Village and other fine arts organizations.  She also is a gifted teacher who draws out the inner painter in dozens of students.  Catherine’s paintings are exhibited throughout the world, and she is best known for capturing the spirit of a scene or a moment.  This is the second book she has illustrated for Kathleen M. Schurman.

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