Pirate Treasure of the Onyx Dragon

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by Alison Gilligan | Children's Books |
ISBN: 9781933390994 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 9/16/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
I got this softcover from an online seller. It's from the popular "Choose Your Own Adventure" series.

This one had a good variety of choices and scenes, with some nods to the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest (two different tribes featured), and with the viewpoint character's quests going from finding treasure to foiling a dangerous plot against the US. The story centers around the lost treasure ship Onyx Dragon, but most of the plotlines veer away from finding an actual ship with treasure in it - there are some intriguing variations on the fate of the treasure, and on the ways in which the main character can choose to deal with the situation.

Some of the deaths are quite unnerving - the hazards of diving, especially cave-diving, especially at night and in the presence of criminals {wry grin} do come up - but the triumphs are highly satisfactory.

Bonus: at the end of the book there's a glossary of pirate terms, suitable for use on Talk Like a Pirate Day!

[There's a TV Tropes page on the series, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, Sequoia Dr in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, September 19, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (9/19/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Sequoia Dr in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in MA here.]

*** Released for the 2020 You're Such an Animal challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2020 Talk Like a Pirate challenge, in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19. Arrghh! ***

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