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

Admiral Westfield sucked in his breath and released it in a tremendous gust. "My dear," he said, "let me be clear: You are a young lady. You will not tell silly tales and you will never be a pirate."

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. She particularly enjoys defying authority, 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.

Girls belong at Miss Pimm's Finishing School for Delicate Ladies, learning to waltz, faint, and curtsy. But Hilary and her dearest friend, the gargoyle, have no use for such frivolous lessons—they are pirates! (Or very nearly.)

To escape from a life of petticoats and politeness, Hilary answers a curious advertisement for a pirate crew and suddenly finds herself swept up in a seafaring adventure that may or may not involve a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn't exist, a rogue governess who insists on propriety, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous—and unexpected—villain on the High Seas.

Will Hilary find the treasure in time? Will she become a true pirate after all? And what will become of the gargoyle?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062194343
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Series: Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates Series , #1
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 644,754
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.


Katherine Kellgren (1969-2018), narrator and actress, appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt, including in the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. In recognition of her mastery of audiobook narration, she received many honors, including the prestigious Audie Awards, with four for best female narrator; the Odyssey Award; Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award; dozens of AudioFile magazine Earphones Awards; an AudioFile Golden Voice Award; Booklist Voice of Choice award; and acclaim from press and listener reviews.

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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 4 months 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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