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Mar 07 2012

The Pirate Prisoner by Terry Deary

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A and C Black, 2011. ISBN 9781408128343.
This novel is one in a series of pirate adventures. Terry Deary has a reputation for capturing historical facts in episodes of fiction, bringing delight to young audiences worldwide. In this story Red Legs Greaves owns a sugar plantation on the island of Nevis. He used to be a pirate but his days of roaming the high seas have caught up with him. He faces the gallows for robbing a wealthy ship owner many years before. Only a miracle can save him.
This book is an exciting read that will intrigue most children. It is a short, fast paced adventure guaranteed to whet the appetite for the remainder of the series.
Tina Cain

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