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Quest for the Pirate's Treasure [Kindle Edition]

Gerry Gaston , Krystal Elghanayan , Laura Livi
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The life of a pirate can be exciting, mysterious and adventurous, but sometimes it can get challenging and very dangerous. In this quest, your mission is to guide the Captain and her crew in search of the most valuable treasure ever sought by pirates. As you travel, you will encounter difficult situations where you must make wise decisions to avoid ending your journey in disaster. Aye matey, tis time to get down to the docks and board the ship.

And so your Epic Journey begins …

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About the Author

Gerry Gaston is a freelance writer and engineer. His years of participating in role-playing adventure games, combined with his enjoyment of choose your own adventure books, motivated his efforts to create a new interactive format for children. His visually innovative storyline selection technique provides for a unique book reading experience. He lives with his family, cats and ferrets in Arkansas.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5857 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Publisher: Project A Publishing, LLC (4 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #385,383 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Avast there me hearties! 9 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another great little interactive tale from this Author, complete with high quality colour pictures. It kept me amused trying to find the safe routes.

I look forward to reading more such books from this Author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun introduction to interactive fiction for youngsters 17 Dec. 2013
By J. Chambers - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Interactive fiction has been popular for decades, but only in the computer age has it really blossomed. I remember reading interactive novels back in the 1970s, when they were text-based in printed books or magazines. For example, if you selected the "Enter the spaceship" choice, you were told to turn to a certain page number and continue reading. Later, with computers came text games like "Zork," where you gave simple commands, and the software responded with the outcome. Only in more recent years have the stories added color graphics to make them more enjoyable to play.

"Quest for the Pirate's Treasure" is a fun introduction to interactive fiction for youngsters. The story follows an adventure by a pirate ship's captain and her crewmen Skeeter, Stretch, and Squito as they search for "the most valuable treasure ever sought by pirates." The colorful cartoon-like graphics are nicely done, and the story has enough action to keep a youngster's attention for the time required to complete the story. Even if players don't make the best choices from multiple options, the storyline returns to the right track pretty quickly. Unlike more advanced interactive fiction, the characters can't die - the worst thing that can happen is to be marooned on an island or be captured by another ship and locked in the brig. And in the end, the pirates discover that "the most valuable treasure" is not at all what they thought it was!

I've read several complex text-only interactive fiction novels, and I enjoyed them very much with their numerous possible outcomes, but younger kids wouldn't enjoy these, and some of them have adult themes anyway. "Quest for the Pirate's Treasure," however, is clearly aimed at kids, and it's perfect for introducing them in a fun way to graphical interactive stories.

A review copy of the book was provided by the author.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adventures on the open sea! 17 Dec. 2013
By Grady Harp - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
Once again author/gamer designer Gerry Gaston has collaborated with illustrator Laura Live to produce another very successful interactive book for youngsters - though that term `youngsters' can very easily be applied to adults who love to make chancy decisions. As in his other books you choose your storyline progression by selecting from alternative pathways - and that is why we can list Gaston as a gamer as well as an author.

Our task as an adventurer is to search for the Pirates Treasure with a click on the scroll we are off on an adventure. The female captain and crew members of the ship about to set sail include Squito and Stretch and before preparing for the take off we have the opportunity to go shopping with both of them. Once on open seas we can follow each of he crew members on their tasks - go up to the crows nest (where an enemy ship can be spotted and orders can be given as to how to deal with the encounter), or go to the kitchen to give the chef a hand, or go downstairs to discover the secrets of the captains cabin, or help below decks and see the cannons and other secrets, or go below and see the captain's gold treasure. With every cholce made there are accompanying decisions that can either harbor ill or triumph (outrun the attacking ship or run and face a collision with rocks, turn away to the high seas and make the decisions to pass by or pillage a little island town, etc) but the mission of the reader/participant/actor is to guide the Captain and her crew in search of the most valuable treasure ever sought by pirates.

Whatever choice you make as an adventurer has options. It is fun to go back to the beginning of the book and purposefully take other choices to see how many ways there are to play this game.

The illustrations are absolutely top notch and the concept of the story/game is exceptionally well considered. This is a book that will continue to entertain long past the first experience. A very, very fine and challenging achievement once again from the mind and skills of Gerry Gaston. Very highly recommended. Grady Harp, December 13
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There is nothing like life on the high seas when you are with this rollicking bunch of Pirates! 4 Feb. 2014
By Jean Baldridge Yates - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
A "choose your own adventure" story, this book,QUEST FOR THE PIRATE'S TREASURE, involves the reader from the start, as he or she must make decisions on each page concerning what to do next. This clever concept gives little children a great deal of satisfaction, because they have control over what is going to happen at every turn. Are they going to pillage the village? Sure they are, they are members of a pirate crew!!! What if that doesn't work out the way they thought it would? Well. in that case, there are other choices to explore (by using your interactive reading device).
All's well that ends well, at least if you do not give up. It's far too entertaining to want to give up ANYWAY!, with colorful and amusing illustrations, and a great story line!

I enjoyed this book, QUEST FOR THE PIRATE'S TREASURE, by Gerry Gaston, immensely.
I believe that story books for children are one of the greatest gifts you can give them to start them off on their own quests for who they will want to become as adults. To get the opportunity to live the life of a member of a pirate crew, to make decisions, and to have a great adventure, seeking gold treasure, is great fun and very educational as well. It teaches a child the consequences of making decisions in a gentle way (whoops! wrong choice, but you can try again!), and helps a child see that there are many paths to follow -- not just the one which might seem the first, best and most obvious one. That one might not be the best after all.

This charming book is great for both girls and boys, as the pirates and characters are of both sexes. It is wonderful to know that someone realizes little girls love adventure and "danger on the high seas" just as much as little boys.

I would recommend this adventure story to any parent looking for a birthday gift for a child from age 3 to around 7 or 8. It has tons of appeal enhanced by the drawings and a lighthearted, irresistable style. If your child is very young and needs assistance reading it, be prepared to read it to your child again and again. You won't mind, as you will be having fun yourself! QUEST FOR THE PIRATE'S TREASURE is great, friendly, non scary, humorous fun!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun kids book! 4 Feb. 2014
By alynnhoge - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Wonderful art work and fun to read while you decide where the story will lead. Both my 7 and 4 year old enjoy this book. Highly recommend!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lavishly Illustrated and Works on iPad with the Kindle App 1 Feb. 2014
By Kevin R. Kosar - Published on
As a kid, I read paperback 'choose your own adventure' books. I hoped this interactive model of story would appeal to my seven-year old son. It did. He was transfixed by this book. He read it on an iPad 2 with the Kindle app, and reported no troubles in pushing the spots on the screen to choose which path he wished to take. after he got through this book, he promptly asked me if I could get him another Gerry Gaston book! My son has enjoyed this Quest for the Pirate's Treasure, Quest for the Wizard's Tower, and Quest for the Dragon's Treasure.
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