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Children's LiteratureChildren love stories about discovering lost treasure. They should find this account about the discovery of a genuine historical treasure—a Civil War submarine—irresistible. Part of the "On My Own Science" series, this beautifully illustrated book tells about the team of men who searched for and found the sub in the dark, deep waters near Charleston in 2000, decades after its sinking in 1864. Finding the historic submarine was only the first step. Well-written text explains how they were able to successfully raise the Hunley, how they kept it from deteriorating further, and how the real "treasure" hunting—for artifacts and human remains inside—progressed. Researchers were able to verify an old story about the captain's having a lucky coin that he had always carried since a bullet struck it instead of him at the battle of Shiloh, when that very coin was found. They also uncovered a mystery: a metal name tag belonging to a Union—enemy—soldier. The inside of the sub was preserved enough for archeologists to find out how the sub was operated. Best of all, special artists were able to reconstruct models of the skulls to show how the crew members looked. This is an exciting book, especially for young readers who may not read well enough for many books about shipwrecks. The book includes an afterward about ongoing research about the Hunley, a timeline, glossary, and two bibliographies about the historical sub, the Civil War, and shipwreck science in general. 2006, Millbrook Press, Ages 6 to 10.