Sunken Treasure

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Crowell, 1988 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Describes the many-years-long search for the treasure that went down with the Atocha, a Spanish galleon sunk off Florida in a hurricane in 1622. Includes facts about four other famous shipwrecks.

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User Review  - amandacb - LibraryThing

This narrative story about the sinking and subsequent search for the Spanish galleon Atocha couples lively descriptions with appropriately detailed illustrations. Gibbons takes readers through the ... Read full review

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User Review  - rlhopper - LibraryThing

This book is about a boat, Atocha, that sinks during a bad storm. Some of it's sister ships that also sunk were found; however, Atocha was not found. Many people set out to find this ship but they had ... Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Gail Gibbons was born in 1944 in Oak Park, Illinois. She received a degree in graphic design from the University of Illinois. She got a job doing artwork for television shows in New York City. She was eventually offered a job creating art for a children's show, where some of the children asked her if she had ever considered doing a children's books. Her first book, Willy and His Wheel Wagon, was published in 1975. Since then she has written and illustrated more than 170 non-fiction books for children including Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests.

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