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Safe Harbor?
Five months into their undercover search for the pirate Jack Steele, Captain Hunter and the Aurora head for the island of Tortuga to put in for repairs after a battle with a deadly Spanish ship. Davy Shea, now fifteen years old and accepted by the Aurora's crew, continues to help his uncle Patch in the ship's surgery, but Captain Hunter has a special mission for him.
The Captain has learned that captured British officers are ...
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The Guns of Tortuga

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Overview

Safe Harbor?
Five months into their undercover search for the pirate Jack Steele, Captain Hunter and the Aurora head for the island of Tortuga to put in for repairs after a battle with a deadly Spanish ship. Davy Shea, now fifteen years old and accepted by the Aurora's crew, continues to help his uncle Patch in the ship's surgery, but Captain Hunter has a special mission for him.
The Captain has learned that captured British officers are being held on the island for ransom from the Crown, and he is determined to rescue those officers, even risking the Aurora's cover. As a servant boy, Davy can easily pass among the various pirate groups thriving on Tortuga.
But as Davy begins to uncover the many secrets and deceptions that shroud this beautiful island, he soon realizes that more is at stake than the lives of a few captured officers. A plan is in the works that will force the pirate hunters on the Aurora to make new alliances...and bring them face to face with former enemies.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Continuing their Pirate Hunter series, Brad Strickland and Thomas E. Fuller follow up Mutiny with The Guns of Tortuga, set in the late 1600s. Here, young sailor Davey Patch is now an accepted member of the Aurora's crew, who continue their search for the pirate Jack Stelle. When Captain Hunter brings the ship to port on the titular island, he learns that British officers are being held and enlists Davey in efforts to save them. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Book Two in the "Pirate Hunter" series finds young Davy Shea apprenticed to his uncle Patch, the ship's surgeon of the Aurora, a fine sailing ship in that year of 1687. Though their mission was to hunt pirates, especially their nemesis Jack Steele, the crew was posing as pirates themselves in order to accomplish their goal. At a time when success lay as much with luck as it did with the crew's skill, the ship's seaworthiness, and the captain's craftsmanship, Davy gets his fill of the life of a pirate plying the dangerous waters south of what is now Florida. At the age of fifteen, he is given the important task of discovering the whereabouts of captured British officers who are being held prisoner on the island of Tortuga. How he accomplishes his job makes for a swashbuckling adventure story that will appeal to boys of all ages and to anyone who loves historical fiction about the sea. 2003, Aladdin,
— Judy Chernak
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-In this second book in the series, Davy Shea continues his travels with his Uncle Patch, a surgeon, on the Aurora to find the villainous pirate Jack Steele. When the ship is damaged while waging battle with the Concepcion, the crew heads for Tortuga, a notorious den of pirates, where Captain Hunter hopes to replenish supplies and make repairs. Invited to dinner on the island, the captain discovers that two British officers are being held hostage, and he vows to free them before the Aurora sets sail. An authors' note provides historical context, and a Web site explains pirate lingo and gives background on the story. This fast-paced, action-packed tale of life as an undercover pirate on the high seas provides intrigue, mystery, friendship, and enough battle scenes to appeal to reluctant readers as well as adventure seekers.-Kathleen A. Nester, Downingtown High Ninth Grade Center, PA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439104637
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 6/17/2008
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Brad Strickland is also the author of Aladdin's Pirate Hunter trilogy as well as many middle-grade novels based on licensed properties, including Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Star Trek.

The late Thomas E. Fuller is the author, with Brad Strickland, of Aladdin's Pirate Hunter trilogy.

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