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Ricky Bradshaw has never sailed the Caribbean Sea, searched for buried treasure or battled pirates on the deck of a Spanish Galleon. He's never fallen through the floor of Davy Jones' locker, befriended a witch doctor or watched an old fisherman morph into a porpoise. All Ricky knows is his lonely life ...
Ricky Bradshaw has never sailed the Caribbean Sea, searched for buried treasure or battled pirates on the deck of a Spanish Galleon. He's never fallen through the floor of Davy Jones' locker, befriended a witch doctor or watched an old fisherman morph into a porpoise. All Ricky knows is his lonely life with his widowed mom in a tiny apartment overlooking a marina on the Chesapeake Bay.
But all that changes on a snowy Christmas Eve when Ricky's apartment building burns down and he falls into the chilly waters while trying to save BARNACLE, a mangy mutt with shrimp breath. Suddenly Ricky finds himself confronted by his neighbor, a young woman in a pink bathrobe who jumped to her death in order to escape the flames. She offers him a choice: go with her to a wonderful afterlife where snowflakes taste like candy or return to the dreary old world he knows. Ricky picks the past and awakes on a raft in the middle of the sea where there is surprising beauty on every island, danger around every corner and great honor and glory ahead of him... if only Ricky can summon the courage to survive the curse of Captain LaFoote.
Posted June 8, 2011
The Curse of Captain LaFoote is an extremely well-written book. I could immediately connect with the characters and understand their story.
Eddie Jones has crafted a marvelous book that has the potential to be a bestseller!
Posted May 24, 2011
My boys and I really enjoyed this book. The story just grabbed us and we were transported to another place and time as we read this swashbuckling tale of adventure and suspense. We couldn't put it down! Many thanks to KCWC for the opportunity to review this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 8, 2011
I slept in today until almost 10 am. I'm not exactly an early riser, but that's a little late for even me. The house was quiet, and I assumed the kids had followed suit and slept in as well. Imagine my surprise when I found them both sitting on my son's bed.reading.
My son was an early reader. He started at the age of four. By the end of first grade he was reading at a fifth grade level. Now in fifth grade, he reads at about an eighth grade level. But he's never wanted anything to do with fiction. I've tried everything. Magic Treehouse, The Dragonslayers Academy. I tried reading Harry Potter out loud to him. "Boring, Mom. Can't we just watch the movies?" My heart broke.how can someone with half my DNA not love J.K. Rowling's writing? A few books have caught his attention, so long as I read them a chapter at a time at bedtime. But in general, he'd rather hunker down with a big reference book about animals than dive into a story.
What finally did it for him? Well, a friend of mine sent my son The Curse of Captain LaFoote, by Eddie Jones. He's on chapter five, and so excited to find a book that is holding his interest.
Not a typical Friday morning before..but maybe from now on? I sure hope so! - Kat Heckenbach
Kat is working on her yet-to-be published Middle Grade Fantasy novel Finding Angel.