Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Dark Frigate

904372From Goodreads:    In seventeenth century England, a terrible accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear for his life. Bred to the sea, he signs on with the "Rose of Devon," a dark frigate bound for the quiet shores of Newfoundland.

Philip's bold spirit and knowledge of the sea soon win him his captain's regard. But when the "Rose of Devon" is seized in midocean by a devious group of men plucked from a floating wreck, Philip is forced to accompany these "gentlemen of fortune" on their murderous expeditions. Like it or not, Philip Marsham is now a pirate--with only the hangman awaiting his return to England.

With its bloody battles, brutal buccaneers, and bold, spirited hero, this rousing tale will enthrall young listeners in search of seafaring adventure.

My Thoughts:

-    This was a fun pirate adventure. There should be more pirate books out there. 

-    The book is older, so the writing was harder to read. It was a little slow and a little boring at times.

-    I liked Philip a lot. He reminded me of Jim Hawkins.

-    Hooray for one more Newbery winner read!


  1. I agree. There should be more pirate stories out there. I should write mine. :D

  2. Yes, Jenni, you should. ;) I’m glad you liked this one ok. Too bad it was a bit slow.