Captain Crossbones in The Treasure Hunt


Children - General
34 Pages
Reviewed on 09/08/2013
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Author Biography

VICTOR RAMON MOJICA was born and raised in Manhattan, New York, but has lived in the Hudson Valley region since 1986 and now resides in Craryville, New York with his wife Barbara. He is an illustrator, cartoonist and writer with such works to his credit as the critically
acclaimed, comic book series eugenus® ... The Next Step In Human Evolution!, which he created, wrote and illustrated. Victor has now written and illustrated his first children's book titled Captain CrossbonesTM in The Treasure Hunt, based on the comic strip appearing in The Columbia Insider, Pat Fisher and Ed Pollack, Publishers.

Fun Facts:

Chess Player: I have beaten college campus champions, a math genius and those old men you see in parks that play chess all day.

Movie Buff: of all the movies I have ever seen, I do have 3 favorites: Jose Ferrer in Cyrano de Bergerac, Michael Renee in The Day the Earth Stood Still, and Kirk Douglas in Lonely are the Brave. These are “must see movies”! All black and white movies too.

Love cooking: I have a special dish I call Puerto Rican Chili, which has nothing to do with Puerto Rican cuisine except that a Puerto Rican makes it - me!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Patricia Reding for Readers' Favorite

From the Dedication “to all the world’s children,” to the last page, Captain Crossbones in The Treasure Hunt, written and illustrated by Victor Ramon Mojica, delivers a delightful tale for children of all ages. In verse form, Captain Crossbones tells of a treasure he must seek. With his ship and pirate crew prepared for a long journey, Crossbones and his men cross stormy seas to find a treasure island. There they follow a treasure map that requires them to ford streams, forge through forests, and pass under an ancient arch. Ultimately, Captain Crossbones and his men come upon the place where the treasure rests. Children will be delighted to learn what the treasure is and parents will enjoy reading the tale, each time reaffirming to their children the importance of that treasure.

Along with the clever prose, Mojica has delivered wonderful illustrations. The shells upon the sandy beach, the earrings in the pirates’ ears, the patches over the pirates’ eyes, the rust upon the lock that holds the treasure chest closed, even the outline of each page — which shows the story told upon tattered paper — emphasize Mojica’s attention to detail. The colors are bold and the expressions of the cast of characters readily identifiable. The surroundings — from the sandy beach, to the ferny green forest, to the starry night sky — add a sense of both mystery and authenticity to the story. Mojica brings children a story they are sure to want to hear again and again. Indeed, I predict they may even begin to recite it!

John Paul Padilla

This Book is great. I enjoyed it very much myself as an adult, as I read it to my nephews. They are well written, short poetic verses full of color and detail, that make anyone want to read the book. The drawings are simply original and amazing, capturing the imagination as it takes you on a magical journey along the way. It captures the senses with its brilliant pages of distinct character and color and gives you a treasure message, no one would even imagine in the end. It has a GREAT ENDING.. I won't dare tell right now and would rather let the reader find out in the end 8-)