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Oak Island and the Search for the Buried Treasure

and the Search for Buried Treasure

by (author) Joann Hamilton-Barry

Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
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Are Shakespeare's lost manuscripts buried deep in the notorious Money Pit? Do booby traps conceal the Holy Grail of the Knights Templar or Blackbeard's pirate loot? The mystery of Oak Island's rumoured treasure has stumped explorers and researchers for over two hundred years. In this fascinating nonfiction account, librarian Joann Hamilton-Barry introduces young readers to the treasures rumoured to be hidden on Nova Scotia's famous question mark-shaped island and the curious adventurers who sought it out.

With over 50 maps, photographs, and artefacts, highlighted by educational sidebars, this accessible, entertaining book takes readers from the island's first treasure hunters to present-day adventurers, and shares tales of pirate gold, mysterious messages, and the famous Oak Island curse.

About the author

Joann Hamilton-Barry is a librarian in Saint John, New Brunswick, and The author of Boldly Canadian: the story of the RCMP. She enjoys cooking and reading but her favourite activity is walking her dog with her husband and best friend, Nick Barry. Joann is the proud mother of two grown children, Alex and Hope. Joann has had a fascination with Oak Island for thirty years and dreams of finding buried treasure.

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  • Short-listed, Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Awards (English Non-fiction)

Editorial Reviews

Oak Island and the Search for Buried Treasure has it all for the reader who has dreamed of unearthing that chest filled with pirate gold and Spanish doubloons!

Canadian Teacher magazine (Vancouver, BC)

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