Boy Jacko

Boy Jacko

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  • Hardback | 190 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 019271192X
  • 9780192711922

Review Text

Fourteen year old Matthew Tuke's adventures begin as he is summoned to Virginia by his wealthy uncle. A dishonest clerk and a jealous cousin create various obstacles in an effort to prevent Matt and his street urchin-friend Jacko (whithout whose aid he would have been killed) from crossing the ocean safely. Rolling wooden pirate ships and disgruntled pirates make a brilliant-colored backdrop for this sea-adventure story which has sharply delineated characters. The author seems to be a descendant of the late nineteenth century story tellers; he skillfully controls plot and side plots as he narrates the story in his salty, lively prose. (Kirkus Reviews)show more