After young Francisco Alvarado and his Indian friend Miguel meet a mysterious stranger named Luis, they set out on a journey with Francisco’s cousin Maria looking for a buried treasure. The adventure was sparked by a map accidently left at the Rancho Vallecitos de San Marcos in old California. Thinking they will have a day of fun looking for the treasure, the three youngsters find more excitement than they could have imagined, including an eye-witness account of the Battle of San Pascual. Francisco’s Gold is a blend of exciting fiction and historical fact which will hold the attention of readers both young and old. Those who have followed the writings of Scott O'Dell will surely enjoy this book also.
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