The Secret Treasures of Oak Island

by J.J. Pritchard

This young adult adventure is based on factual information about the 'money pit' on Oak Island and the attempts to retrieve the treasure.
Joel and Emma never expected to spend the summer digging in the Money Pit, seaching for untold millions in gold and jewels on famous Oak Island. But soon after their adventurer uncle Jake telephones them in Britsh Columbia to ask for their help with the excavations, they're in the air flying to the coast of Nova Scotia.
Exploring the island on their bikes, Joel and Emma find intriguing hints of the treasure's whereabouts: an ancient rock painting and cryptic Latin inscriptions. When a mysterious old man appears and gives them one final clue, they're sure they have all the pieces of the Oak Island puzzle. But as Jake's dig starts to fall apart, they have to race to put the pieces together in time.
Set against the background of one of the most famous treasure hunts of all time, The Secret Treasures of Oak Island is the action-packed story of two childrens' summer quest for pirate gold.

About the Author

J.J. Pritchard

J.J. PRITCHARD, born in Seattle, Washington, first became intrigued by Oak Island when he was a young boy and read a news story about the Money Pit. His interest flourished as more accounts about the exploration of the island were available in print and shown on television. He has degrees in cinematography business administration and has worked in the investments field for more than twenty years. He has received a national Lifesaver Award, from the U.S. Department of Transportation as recognition for his efforts in transportation related injury prevention. He lives on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, with his wife, two kids and three cats. He is the author of Quest for the Pillars of Wealth for young readers. The Secret Treasures of Oak Island is his first adventure novel.

Reviews

"Pritchard has done a marvellous job of creating a suspenseful story ... this well-paced novel is a very enjoyable read!"
Christina Neigel, Canadian Review of Materials
"A treasure chest of fact, fancy and fiction to readers ages nine to 14."
The Bulletin and The Progress Enterprise

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