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Gasparilla's Gold
Gasparilla's Gold

Gasparilla's Gold



224 Pages, 6 x 9

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $11.95)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9781943431205

Rights: WOR

Tumblehome, Inc. (Nov 2016)

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Perfect for reluctant readers looking for an action-packed plot and quirky, but relatable characters.

Finalist:2016 Foreword Reviews, INDIES Book of the Year, Juvenile FictionIt's an action-packed heart-tug with a good sprinkle of humor as twelve-year old Gus whose struggle to cope with his older brother's death has left him fearful is drawn into hunting for pirate treasure with a feisty girl and a zany movie prop creator. But, on the Florida island where Gus is spending the summer, there's something even more valuable than gold—a wild panther cub. The National Wildlife Federation reports less than 100 Florida panthers remain living wild and free. Will Gus regain his courage in time to save the cub from poachers? And will Gus and his band of treasure hunters solve the mystery of the pirate's map he discovered to dig up Gasparilla's buried gold? There's a lot at stake and only a summer to make it happen.

Author Biography

Sandra Markle is the author of over 200 non-fiction books for children, which have won numerous awards, including Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, IRA/CBC Children's Choice, NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Books for Children, NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended, and ALA Notable Books for Children. This is her first middle-grade novel with a science theme.