Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates Series #1)

Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates Series #1)

by Caroline Carlson

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Overview

Pirates! Magic! Treasure! A gargoyle?!

Caroline Carlson's funny tween novel The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society.

Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. She can tread water for thirty-seven minutes. She can tie a knot faster than a fleet of sailors, and she already owns a rather pointy sword.

There's only one problem: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags.

But Hilary is not the kind of girl to take no for answer. To escape a life of petticoats and politeness at her stuffy finishing school, Hilary sets out in search of her own seaworthy adventure, where she gets swept up in a madcap quest involving a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn't exist, a talking gargoyle, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous—and unexpected—villain on the High Seas.

Written with uproarious wit and an inviting storyteller tone, the first book in Caroline Carlson's quirky seafaring series is a piratical tale like no other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062194343
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates Series , #1
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.42(h) x 1.22(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Caroline Carlson is the author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates series and The World's Greatest Detective. She holds an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives with her family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at www.carolinecarlsonbooks.com.

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Magic Marks the Spot (The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
SunnyinDC More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic middle grade adventure perfect for girls and boys! It is hard not to love and root for our spunky main character, but when you throw in a very funny, talking gargolye into the story, it's hard not love this whole story! It's filled with action and intrigue and I can't wait for the sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made the next book yet?
weiner More than 1 year ago
Liked it but was not enough action.
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Hilary dreams of become a pirate. But she' s a girl and the daughter of an admiral. Still, at the first chance, she runs away and joins up. Tasked with finding a treasure using a map with no markings, she might be in over her head. Can she do it? This was a complete delight. The characters are warm and charming, the plot moves forward quickly, and the book is filled with great humor. Definitely recommended for anyone in the target middle grade audience or older.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next installment!
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