It's a piratey stocking filler suggestion today from writer and Golden Egger Jane Martin.
I think all stockings should have a copy of Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates.) This is the story of Hilary who REALLY wants to be a pirate but The Very Honorable League of Pirates won’t accept her because she’s a girl. It doesn’t help that her dad is an Admiral and he’s on a mission to get rid of all pirates. Instead of heading to learn piracy, Hilary ends up at Miss Pimm’s Finishing School for Delicate Ladies (or does she?) This is an excellent story with great characters, including a talking stone gargoyle. There are ships, swords /ghosts and treasure maps. Plus, it’s really funny – especially the letters, newspaper clippings and other bits of writing that appear between chapters. These also make it more interesting to read than a normal book.
Although Magic Marks the Spot is about a girl, I think boys would like it in their stockings too. After all, it’s about pirates and being a kid; having to do what adults say (sort of) and going to school; having friends and being determined.
Most of all, it’s a funny book about pirates. What’s not to love?
|By Caroline Carlson & Dave Phillips|