Powderhorn Passage: Sequel to Where the Pirates Are

Powderhorn Passage: Sequel to Where the Pirates Are

by Tom Townsend

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-8 The pirate Jean Lafitte, who fought with the Americans at New Orleans in 1815, might not have died in the 1820sas some believe he did. And before he sailed away from Galveston, Lafitte might have fathered a boy, Jem. In that case, Jem, age 13, might very well have tried to find his fatherand finally succeeded. In this sequel to Where the Pirates Are (1985) and The Dark Ships (1986, both Eakin), Jem; his buddy Raif; and Talva, a girl in search of her own father, get involved with a couple of mysterious lockets (used later for identification); 200 newfangled, 5-shot revolvers stolen from the Texas Navy by pirates (and recovered for Texas by the kids); chases and encounters of a dangerous kind; and the explosion of a ship to round out hotfooted action. While some overplotting submerges the characters, this is a must for south Texas libraries, and average fare for readers who just want a good kids-and-pirates yarn. George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

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Eakin Press
Publication date:
Stories for Young Americans Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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