Monday, 1 December 2014

Skullduggery by Tony Robinson (Children's, 5 years +, 8/10E)

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.

Nayu's thoughts
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.  

Suggested read
For those wanting a pirate girl, check out Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson (Children's, 9 years +, 10E/10E)

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