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The Resource Skeleton Island, Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler ; illustrated by Leo Hartas

Skeleton Island, Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler ; illustrated by Leo Hartas

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Skeleton Island
Title
Skeleton Island
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Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler ; illustrated by Leo Hartas
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Illustrator
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Language
eng
Summary
Sam Silver lives near the sea and enjoys beach-combing for pirate treasures. When he finds an ancient message in a bottle he thinks it will make a great new relic for his collection, but the bottle holds a very special secret..
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Review
Grades 1-3 Sam Silver is perennially on the lookout for treasure on the beach behind his house in Backwater Bay. When he trips over an old bottle in the surf, he gets more than he bargained for, as it contains an old letter from his great-grandfather, John Silver, and a magical doubloon that transports him to the deck of a pirate ship in 1706. Excited and slightly confused, Sam enlists the help of the pirates to find lost treasure and joins their crew as the Sea Wolf’s new lookout. His attempts to fit in with a 300-year-old society are humorous indeed, and his position as an outsider lets the reader learn the ropes of a pirate’s life along with him. Sam’s time-traveling exploits continue in the simultaneously published Ghost Ship, in which he returns to the Sea Wolf to help the pirates take on a ship terrorizing the Caribbean. This rollicking and well-written adventure series guarantees readers a swashbuckling good time on the high seas. -- Smith, Julia (Reviewed 01-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 9)
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10284588
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Burchett, Jan
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • 1
  • 3
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  • Hartas, Leo
  • Vogler, Sara
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True
Series statement
Sam Silver, undercover pirate
Series volume
0001
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Pirates
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Skeleton Island, Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler ; illustrated by Leo Hartas
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Publication
Control code
000049641249
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
143 p.
Isbn
9781444005844
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Skeleton Island, Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler ; illustrated by Leo Hartas
Publication
Control code
000049641249
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
143 p.
Isbn
9781444005844
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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