Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: The Privateer's Apprentice by Susan Verrico

The Privateer's Apprentice 
    by Susan Verraco

After the death of his parents, Jameson Cooper assumes he will take over his father's printing shop. Instead, he is thrown out on the streets of Charles Towne (Carolina Territory) and sentenced to life as an indentured servant to the baker for a false charge of stealing bread.

His first day on the job he ends up as a victim of a kidnapping in which he is knocked out. When he regains consciousness, he finds himself aboard the Destiny under the direction of Captain "Attack Jack" Edwards. Somehow, Jameson manages to get on the captain's good side which seems surprising considering a series of missteps by him. The captain even gives him a special assignment based upon his  map making skills.

Though the plot veers off course at times, the descriptions of life at sea will both captivate and gross out the young historical fiction buff. Jameson must use his knowledge to rescue the captain which provides a nerve-racking resolution that appeal the the adventurer at heart. Age 11-13. Rating: Good to Recommended 

Publishing Information

 Peachtree Publisher (Sept. 1, 2012)
Hardcover: 224 pages
ISBN: 9781561456338

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Disclosure: Review copy received from publisher at no charge. 

Giveaway Details: 
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phxbne said...

How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

Unknown said...

we haven't started on Pirate books yet!

Diana said...

We like Peter Pan

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Danielle Williams said...

Peter Pan is my sisters favorite :)

ossmcalc said...

My grandson had not read any pirate books that I know of or any historical fiction. All I have seen him lately reading is Harry Potter books.

Thank you,

Christine Womack

Emi said...

Muppet Treasure Island - treasure hunt

kat said...

Treasure Island.

Debbie Lewis said...

My grandchildren love Swiss Family Robinson

Cassie said...

oh man...I have wy too many favorites. As a teenager, I loved all the Gilbert morris books for example

Leslie S. said...

My youngest son loves the Captain No Beard books.

Anonymous said...

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