The Lost Treasure of Captain Blood: A Search-and-Solve Gamebook

The Lost Treasure of Captain Blood: A Search-and-Solve Gamebook

by Heather Maisner, Peter Joyce
     
 
Mam Spamme, terror of the Seven Seas, tells children the tale of when she and her crew escaped the jaws of death and won a vast and glorious fortune. Of course, Mam's not going to tell them everything--they'll have to figure out how they did it by solving scads of search-and-find puzzles, tangled mazes, and brainteasers on every page. Full color.

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Mam Spamme, terror of the Seven Seas, tells children the tale of when she and her crew escaped the jaws of death and won a vast and glorious fortune. Of course, Mam's not going to tell them everything--they'll have to figure out how they did it by solving scads of search-and-find puzzles, tangled mazes, and brainteasers on every page. Full color.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-For compulsive children who enjoy searching for Waldo, this picture-book puzzle story will be a tepid challenge. Lost Treasure is a sort of piratical compilation of fast-food puzzles designed to keep bored kids jumping through unimaginative hoops in order to unearth a buried treasure through the process of elimination. Readers are invited to scrutinize the busy, watercolor cartoons to find a variety of objects, including 20 "scurvy rats" on board the pirates' junk; to use a map to help the characters determine their location on an island; and to solve a maze in order to free a victim from an underground trap. Alongside runs a comic-book story of "good" pirates Mam and son Sam Spamme and their brave Black Dog vs. bad guys Red Roger and the cruel, Cheshire-like cat, Nelson. The double-page spreads are replete with asides, clues, inquiries, directions, and minutiae that add up to a confusing jumble.-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763601393
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
05/05/1997
Series:
Gamebook
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.71(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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