The Treasure of Malaga Cove by John GillgrenThe Treasure of Malaga Cove by John Gillgren

The Treasure of Malaga Cove

byJohn Gillgren

Paperback | May 1, 2015

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Join Sir Francis Drake on his flag ship 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.

Title:The Treasure of Malaga CoveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:106 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2015Publisher:Promontory PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927559804

ISBN - 13:9781927559802


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book brought back such great memories... 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.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for middle-grade boys 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.
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The family that dives together thrives together 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 . . .!?!?
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A perfect read for boys I read this book with my son and we both really enjoyed it. Pirates, scuba, excitement - what's not to love?
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drop anchor on a fun mystery 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.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simpler Times 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.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rollicking adventure tale 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.
Date published: 2016-04-18