Jack Jones and the Pirate Curse

So I went to my local library on crutches to get some good, light reading… can you tell? I came home with five books. Back at work on Monday, I got four more books in that I’d put on hold earlier. Then I had to go to yet a third library to get the book to read for book club on Thursday. This is me peeping out from my book fort…

book coverJack Jones and the Pirate Curse by Judith Rossell Jack Jones is an ordinary elementary school student. One day, out of the blue, a parrot named Poll flies up and starts telling Jack the craziest tales. He says that Jack is descended from Blackstrap Morgan the pirate. Now that his Uncle Mungo is dead, Jack is his closest living male relative – and that means that he’s next in line for the Pirate Curse. Very soon, random people around him start turning into the pirates that Blackstrap Morgan betrayed ten generations earlier and chasing him around. Being a knife-throwing target isn’t so fun, but seeing his previously strict and proper teacher start using pirate words and dancing jigs is. Poll wants him to fight, but Jack intends to use his brains to break the curse for good. This is a great next step up from the very short early chapter books for kids, full of jokes and fast action. For adults, the action is still amusing, and you’ll be able to recognize both historical and film pirates in those chasing Jack.


About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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