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Captain Blue Jay has a hearty pirate crew, a sturdy ship named t
Captain Blue Jay has a hearty pirate crew, a sturdy ship named the Grosbeak, and, curiously, an egg collecting hobby. Birds all around claim he is the most bloodthirsty and fearsome of pirates, and especially so because of his cannibalism of eggs. However, he only collects eggs like he does treasure; he doesn’t eat them, he just enjoys the different colors and textures of them. This adventure begins with Junco , the ship’s navigator, hatching the largest egg the captain has ever brought on board, even though she is threatened with treason for abandoning her post to do so! The hatching turns out to be a rare gosling, a Branta goose. They name him Gabriel. Being the giant bird that he is—and eating a lot of food, things seem awkward with Gabriel on board until the fateful day when the crew runs up against the evil, pirate crow Captain Teach. Captain Blue Jay, who really isn’t a terrible pirate he’s rumored to be, and his kind and devoted crew find themselves shipwrecked in a tree and in a face to face fight for their life! This story takes place in an interesting world, filled with good and evil, fisher cats, moles, sparrows, and crows. Gabriel needs to learn to fly and to find the courage to help his family of pirates. This is a great story for fans of pirate novels, and it’s filled with wonderful drawings and exciting adventure!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.