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Lost Treasures: True Stories of Discovery

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True stories of people who found sunken Spanish ships...a seven-million dollar painting...the largest T-Rex bones ever discovered...and more! Who hasn’t dreamed of searching for something valuable or rare that has been lost, abandoned, forgotten or simply overlooked by others? From pirate booty and exotic coins to missing silver mines and lost cities, the allure of finding ...more
Paperback, 185 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Scholastic Canada
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Scholastic Books is a wonderful publisher whose literature I enjoy immensely. It is for children but a lot of its content approaches adults, replete with subjects like this that are as educational for me. A special pleasure is the likelihood of these authors being from Winnipeg. Larry Verstraete is such a one. I anticipated Canadian coverage because we have numerous treasures and mysteries. This however, is a very well-chosen sampling from around the world. I was grateful it didn’t centre on the ...more
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At nine years old, there were subtle signs that Larry Verstraete might be a writer some day. While thumbing through a toy catalog just before Christmas, he found, and then later received, the perfect gift - a small toy printing press. The summer after, Larry and a friend started an ambitious publishing project, aiming to become as he puts it, ‘rich and famous’ with the printing press.

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