Treasure Of Malaga Cove

Treasure Of Malaga Cove

by John Gillgren


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Treasure Of Malaga Cove by John Gillgren

Join Sir Francis Drake on his flagship the Golden Hind in 1577 as he searches for a shorter route to Asia. On his dangerous journey around the tip of South America and up the west coast of the Americas, his crew faces violent storms at sea and battles with Spanish and Portuguese Men-O-War. Finally, Drake must deal with a mutiny on his own flag ship. Four hundred years later, Carmine Cali is learning to dive off the coast of southern California when his partner Nelson Bartlett swears he sees a skull hidden in the grasses off Malaga Cove. Another dive that day reveals nothing. Carmine spends the next 39 years trying to confirm that the skulls exists. Follow Carmine, his wife Elaine, and their children Snail, Carmen and Caroline in their diving adventures and search for the enigmatic skull.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781927559802
Publisher: Promontory Press
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 13 Years

About the Author

Born in California at the end of World War II, John lived there until his father was transferred to Japan where he graduated from high school. He graduated from Nile C. Kinnick (YO-HI) where he excelled in track and field. He served with the US Army Special Forces for 13 years, then joined the US Department of State and served another 14 years. He has traveled to over a 100 countries. He is a graduate of George Mason University with a BS Degree in Education and has a Master’s Degree from the University of Leicester, UK. John is married to Joyce and they have 5 children. He and his wife are now retired and living in northern Florida.

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Treasure Of Malaga Cove 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Lisa-ScarlettCruji More than 1 year ago
This book brought back such great memories of being a kid, curled up with a book that could swiftly transport me to another world where fantastical characters reigned! This book is a bonafide adventure for both kids and the young at heart.
BenColes More than 1 year ago
This is a perfect read for middle-grade kids, and with all the fun of pirates, scuba diving and lost treasures, my boys and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
robindvictoria More than 1 year ago
Family adventure with a historical connection, love of the ocean, respect for others and the environment all linked together in an engaging and compelling possibility of imagination. The mystery no sooner solved then comes the set up for the next call to adventure In the Cali family’s continuing saga. A well worth young person and family read that could lead to . . .!?!?
HeatherWesting More than 1 year ago
I read this book with my son and we both really enjoyed it. Pirates, scuba, excitement - what's not to love?
mjboyter More than 1 year ago
John Gillgren’s book “The Treasure of Malaga Cove” is “Treasure Island” and The Hardy Boys rolled into one, and I loved it. Having recently edited two books of Children’s and Young Adult stories, I know how hard it is to create a meaningful, entertaining story that acknowledges both the intelligence of children and their level of language. “The Treasure of Malaga Cove” does both. Plus, it is a history lesson, incorporating the story of Sir Francis Drake and a mutiny, and it is a history lesson taught in the best way; by making it fun and anecdotal. This is the kind of book that if read when you are young, stays with you a lifetime, and informs your interests along the way. Once I started reading, I couldn’t get Al Al Stewart’s song “The Dark and The Rolling Sea” from his album “Modern Times” out of my head. A terrific read.
Rkan More than 1 year ago
This book is reminiscent of the kind I read in my early formative years….. twelve to fourteen…with one exception…The Treasure of Malaga Cove is much better. At times the vocabulary might present some challenges for the young adult reader but this book should appeal to girls and boys in that age group. Heck, I’m old and it appealed to me. So if you want to read something that is not that complicated, that is really exciting and takes one back to ‘simpler times’ then by all means acquire a copy of The Treasure of Malaga Cove. The story is full of detail and provides a great deal of information about the diving/marine world. The author just effortlessly slips it in. Definitely this is a good read. Consider purchasing it for your kids or nieces or nephews and in those moments when they aren’t ‘page turning’, borrow it from them and enjoy it yourself.
katekathyvale More than 1 year ago
Diving into this story, I discovered a classic adventure anyone who loves diving and the sea would like. Had I known about this book when my son was reading such stories, I know he would have enjoyed it, both the adventure and the hints of history, both fact and fiction, that are contained in its pages.