Captured by Pirates (Twisted Journeys Series #1)


Match your wits against a band of pirates on the high seas and try to defeat them—or join them! Every Twisted Journeys™ graphic novel lets YOU control the action by choosing which path to follow. Which twists and turns will your journey take?
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Match your wits against a band of pirates on the high seas and try to defeat them—or join them! Every Twisted Journeys™ graphic novel lets YOU control the action by choosing which path to follow. Which twists and turns will your journey take?
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
If you are looking for an unusual book for a middle school-aged child, then this one is for you. The author gives the readers the opportunity to go for whichever adventure they want to experience throughout the book. The opening begins the story and as early as page 9, the reader has to choose between two endings. The first choice is whether to select “…resisting the temptation of low company and hurry back to the cabin (turn to page 77)” or “…play along with the sailors’ tune? (Turn to page 86).” Each selection takes the reader on a totally different adventure. I must say I tried all of the choices and was surprised at some of the outcomes. All were believable, but very different from each other. Some are shorter than others and more involved; however, all are interesting and will hold the readers’ attention. The illustrations are excellent and done in graphic style. This adds both understanding and awareness to the text. The creativity of this series is bound to be a hit with kids because of the interaction they have with the text; however, I did have mixed feelings about the endings. The majority of them have the reader either winding up dead or grieving for the loss of a parent. I do wish some of the endings left the reader with hope or happiness. I do recommend this series--”Twisted Journeys.” Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
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Gr 4 Up
In the style of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series (Bantam), Pirates allows readers to control where the story goes, using both fairly lengthy prose and comic-book-style pages to move it along. The medium works well with the second-person narration, and Witt's illustrations provide an excellent reflection of the tone created by the Fonteses. The only downside to the story is the lack of happy endings; in many instances, "you" end up either dead or mourning the loss of a parent. One possibility leaves the story completely open-ended. Where variations on the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series are popular, this is sure to be a hit.
—Alana AbbottCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822562023
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Series: Twisted Journeys Series , #1
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 629,251
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron and Justine Fontes have written many kinds of books for many publishers, including Sunjata: Warrior King of Mali, Atalanta: The Race Against Destiny, The Trojan Horse: The Fall of Troy, and Demeter & Persephone: Spring Held Hostage in the Graphic Myths and Legends series (Graphic Universe™) and Captured by Pirates in the Twisted Journeys™ series (Graphic Universe™). Ron has a background in commercial writing and worked at Marvel Comics in the 1980s. He and his wife Justine have their own imprint, Sonic Comics.

David Witt is the illustrator of Isis & Osiris: To the Ends of the Earth and The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death (Graphic Myths and Legends), and Captured by Pirates (Twisted Journeys).

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