The evil red-eyed tree frog pirate, Captain Shortstuff, is on a quest to find treasure-the greatest treasure. He and his ragtag crew sail on the ship, The Dead Tree, to the island of Love where the inhabitants there have priceless riches beyond imagination and a god whom anyone can talk to.
When he and his crew find a tribe of island mice, the pirates demand the treasure. When the mice don't produce the treasure, the pirates take a mouse maiden captive. However, they soon see that this is no ordinary hostage. She is courageous, kind, and peaceful even in the face of danger. What makes her so different?
It is when they return to the village and hear the story that the chief has to tell that they find out what the real treasure is, and the young hostage's secret to having peace and a gentle spirit.
The Conversion of Captain Shortstuff is an amazing story of forgiveness, mercy, friendship and, most importantly, the salvation of Jesus Christ.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Brianna Chiles has written a delightful book, using several different animals with quirky individual personalities, to share the story of finding faith in Jesus. An evil tree frog pirate, Captain Shortstuff, is the main character, but he is joined by an interesting crew of misfits, including a sheep, a raven, and a cat. The despicable pirates sail to a new island, where they intend to find and steal treasure. Instead, they encounter a group of mice, who have discovered the real Treasure - a relationship with Jesus. The story is entertaining and sweet. I particularly enjoyed the interaction between the characters on the ship, especially when the pirates kidnap a small mouse named Mercy. She is brave and calm and kind, even while being held hostage. Brianna also did the watercolors in the book. The pictures are colorful and true to the characters. I enjoyed this book very much!