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The Terror of the Southlands: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates, Book 2

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Girl battles scallywags, ball gowns in fast-paced sequel.

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As in Magic Marks the Spot, author Caroline Carlson delivers a fast-moving, mostly lighthearted romp of a pirate adventure, with a few positive life lessons and quite a few laughs for good measure. Independent-minded tween girls will find it especially easy to relate to the young Terror's troubles ("Poor Mother," Hilary muses. "I believe she would have been much happier with a daughter who could actually stand to wear a dress for more than half a minute").

Carlson punctuates the narrative with newspaper stories, ransom notes, pirate missives, chapters from the gargoyle's memoirs, and lots of "arrr"s, offering plenty of opportunities for read-aloud drama.

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