The Brotherhood of Pirates

The Brotherhood of Pirates

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In 1952 off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, fierce winds force a small boat into port. The sailor of the boat is the eccentric Captain Charles Johnson, who then takes up residence at the small inn run by a young boy, Jim, and his mother. With each day, Captain Johnson becomes more and more valuable to the family and changes the fortunes of their previously struggling business. But it soon becomes clear that the stranger living in their midst is more than just a sailor. Who is this man who tells such vivid stories about sailing on a pirate ship? And how can he possibly know so much?show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 256g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and White Line
  • 0552572845
  • 9780552572842

About William Gilkerson

William Gilkerson is a sailor, painter, journalist, historian, and adventurer. He is the author of ten nonfiction books on nautical topics, and his paintings are internationally acknowledged to be among the finest contemporary maritime art. He lives with his family in Nova Scotia, Canada.show more

Review quote

"Beautifully paced, well-written, thoughtful and clever. Gilkerson's familiarity with seamanship makes it especially enjoyable" * The Times * "A clever panorama" * Junior Education * "This is a substantial and satisfying book and makes a splendid read" * The School Librarian *show more

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"A clever panorama"show more

Back cover copy

In 1952, off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, fierce winds force a small boat into port. The captain is the eccentric Charles Johnson, who then takes up residence at the small inn run by a young boy, Jim, and his mother. With each day, Captain Johnson becomes more and more valuable to the family and changes the fortunes of their struggling business. But it soon becomes clear that the stranger living in their midst is more than just a sailor. Who is this man who tells such vivid stories about sailing on a pirate ship? And how can he possibly know so much? Winner of the 2006 Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature '. . . swashbuckling galore, and gore, violence, cannon fire, hidden treasure . . .' Washington Timesshow more

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14 ratings
3.28 out of 5 stars
5 14% (2)
4 21% (3)
3 43% (6)
2 21% (3)
1 0% (0)
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