After surviving a summer with the legendary ninja librarian Spud Murphy, not much can scare brothers Will and Marty Woodman. Until, that is, they travel with their family to the small seaside town famous for its resident ghost. Legend has it that when the sea glows at night, pirate Captain Augustine Crow haunts the shore searching for a new cabin boy. Of course, nine-year-old Will knows this can't be true. But one night, he is out late, and the sea is lit with an eerie glow and, is that a ghostly voice calling his name?
About the Author
Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.
Hometown:Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
Date of Birth:May 14, 1965
Place of Birth:Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Education:Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought the Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth was funny and enjoyable. The main character of the story was Will Woodman, a nine year old boy who was frightened by his older brother's scary stories about 'Captain Crow'. The legend was told that Captain Crow was seeking revenge on a nine year old cabin boy who stuck an ax in his head many years ago. When Will and his brother went to the Sprat's Jig, located near the sea where Captain Crow's ship sank, the mystery began to unfold. The book describes Will's adventures as he tries to solve the mystery. I also enjoyed reading The Legend of Spud Murphy.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was a fun and enthralling little book. I think it would be especially appealing to a young reader with older siblings, as Colfer has included a brotherly bonding aspect to the story. It has fantastical aspects to it (with the pirate "ghost") but the spookiness is eventually explained by something that happens in the real world. I can't wait to recommend this to some of my 2nd and 3rd grade students.
This book follows the story of two brothers, Marty and Will, as they go to a dance while on summer vacation. The town they are staying in is rumored to be haunted by a pirate, Captain Crow, who is searching for the cabin boy who put an ax in his head. He is rumored to come out on nights where the rocks in the lake glow to look for the nine year old boy. Marty, the oldest brother, tells this story to his brothers to scare them before bed but seems to believe in it a little himself. In the end Marty tries to scare Will by hiding in the rocks and making him believe that Captain Crow is chasing him. Marty gets stuck and must ask for Will's help and admit that he was tricking him but he sees the glow and starts to believe that the pirate really is after them! They run home and eventually Will explains that the glow in simply phosphorescence, not the pirate. This was a simple and fun book for a new reader or a pirate fan. The concept and characters are simple but they are funny and appeal to the age group that will be reading it. There are plenty of silly jokes that are perfect for young readers, in the style of Captain Underpants. The author has a good reputation and I look forward to reading other books by him.I also liked the accompanying artwork. The pictures often made me laugh, especially the one when the two boys are about to leave for the dance with their spiked hair.
The Woodman family goes to the coast for vacation and emotional sibling abuse. Coming of age with a supernatural pirate element. Early Chapter BookI read this book because I had a student last year who only would read Eoin Coulfer. In fact the only writing we got fromhim was a persuisive essay to Eoin to change the marriage in his Artemis Fowl books (we found out later there was no real marriage just in our student's head). Having read no Coulfer and seeing this on the list I picked up Captain Crow's teeth. Ugh. No character development and stupid plot points. It was like My three SOns meets Scooby Doo. This is an award winner? I'd read a million Junie B books before I read this to my students. The plot is simplistic and predictable and the chgaracters are recycled for decades. More stupid than engaging at all points. I hope Artemis fares better.