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Caroline Carlson

Autor(a) de Magic Marks the Spot

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Obras de Caroline Carlson

Magic Marks the Spot (2013) 307 cópias
The World's Greatest Detective (2017) 131 cópias
The Terror of the Southlands (2014) 97 cópias
The Buccaneers' Code (2015) 58 cópias
Magic Ahoy! (2015) 8 cópias
Wicked Marigold (2024) 1 exemplar(es)


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I can't wait to read this; I really enjoyed the first one!
September 17, 2014: Although I enjoyed this one, I still prefer the first, as I found it a bit easier to figure out the villains and motivations this time around. That being said, it's still a fun read for anyone wishing for a bit more piratical adventures in their lives.
fernandie | outras 5 resenhas | Sep 15, 2022 |
Oh my goodness. What to say about this book? Although the story is definitely intended- and well written for- young adults, even adults will love this story. It's silly, it's fun, it's funny, and it's all about girls who aren't afraid to break the rules.

What a wonderful story!
MinaSmith12345 | outras 12 resenhas | Jan 26, 2022 |
Review originally posted at The Children's Book and Media Review

Hilary Westfield is now Terror of the Southlands and everything a pirate should be. Well, that’s what she thought anyway until Captain Blacktooth tells her that unless she does something truly piratical—finding a treasure, defeating dueling masters, killing a sea monster, or something along those lines—she will lose her status as a part of the VNHLP. When the Enchantress goes missing, she and her crew decide that they need to do everything they can to rescue her. Along the way they have to compete with incompetent investigators and a mysterious group called the Mutineers whose plans could change their way of life. Between swashbuckling episodes on the high seas and a High Society Ball, Hillary is able to learn more about what it takes to be a pirate.

The second of this series is just as charming as the first. The Gargoyle is as entertain as always, this time working diligently on an autobiography about what an excellent pirate he is. Again the story is told partly through letters, newspaper articles, and other communications between major and minor characters. The letters can be entertaining, but some of the text can be hard to read. The growing friendships between the characters have a lot of good lessons, and Hillary’s determination to be a pirate while not being mean or villainous is inspiring. This book will leave readers exited for the last book in the series, The Buccaneers’ Code.
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vivirielle | outras 2 resenhas | Aug 4, 2021 |
Review originally posted at The Children's Book and Media Review

Hillary Westfield is the daughter of the Admiral of the Royal Navy, but that doesn’t stop her from dreaming of being a pirate. When she writes to the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates (VNHLP), they turn her down because she is a girl and then forward her information to Miss Pimm's Finishing School for Delicate Ladies. She and her friend, the gargoyle, run away from finishing school to sail the high seas. She joins Jasper Fletcher (“Terror of the Southlands”), Jasper’s ward Charlie, a boy named Oliver who she suspects is up to no good, and (to her dismay) her former governess, Miss Greyson, in a quest to find the largest treasure trove of magic in the kingdom.

Carlson’s writing is clever, witty, and sometimes hilarious. The gem of the book is the dynamic characters with unique voices. The pirates are based on fictional pirates, so the emphasis is on finding treasure rather than the activities of historical pirates. There are some pirate battles and talking about running people through, but the book has little violence. Sailors who lose sword duels simply jump into the ocean and swim back to their ship. The interaction between pirate and high society girls adds humor and uniqueness to this fun book. With plenty of scoundrels and adventure to enjoy, a reader will likely wish to join the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates themselves.
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vivirielle | outras 12 resenhas | Aug 4, 2021 |



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