September 2014, Little Gems, 96 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Themes: school, pirates, friendsip, humour, danger
Summary from Barrington Stoke
|Ben arrives at pirate school ready to learn all about how to be the best pirate he can be!|
But instead of lessons in walking the plank, cutlass-swinging and singing sea shanties, the classes all seem to be about business and banking...
Ben can’t have a pirate school with no piratin' going on! So with the help of comrade-in-arms Short John Silver, Ben plans to get the school back on track and on the wrong side of the law.
Ben's tale wasn't exactly what I expected, just like pirate school wasn't how he imagined it, but it was a fun read, with elements of danger and tension which kept me capitvated until the end. I enjoyed the plot twists, and I'm sure you will too. The low grade is purely because it isn't a mega sparkly book for me.
For those wanting a pirate girl, check out Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)