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I was perusing the used section at the book store when I came across this one. I was hit with a memory burst and was like "OMG! It reminded me a bit of Treasure Island for a moment, but it was a good pirate-like story of it's own. It's packed full of ship sailing shenanigans, adventure, evildoers, and more. It's a great, fast-paced story for younger readers who crave excitement. One thing I wou I was perusing the used section at the book store when I came across this one.
One thing I would have liked to see was information on why the smugglers were smuggling. Making money off of it was clear, but why and how do they make money from smuggling items from France to England. Are the items illegal goods not found in the country? Is it cheaper to purchase it illegally rather than legally?
We learn a lot about ship smuggling in the story, but the reader is never given the why, just the how. That point bugs me and I can see it bugging others. It's a big piece of the history left out. Other than that, this was an entertaining read full of adventure on the seas. The Smugglers is full on action pack. John find himself mix up in to a Smuggling run.
Captain Crowe and Dasher seem to have The Smugglers is full on action pack. Captain Crowe and Dasher seem to have the spotlight more. I like how it keep you guessing which characters is good or bad until the point they revile their true face. This is a great story that can stand on its own as an island in a sea of series. Giving an unsettling atmosphere. The second book in the High Seas Trilogy.
John Spencer and his merchant father buy a ship called The Dragon. It was once used to smuggle goods between England and France. They want to use the boat for honest trade, but as soon as they purchase The Dragon, they seem to be touched by its curse: someone murders the captain they've hired; his replacement, Captain Crowe, turns out to be a scoundrel who hires a crew of criminals.
During the first leg of the voyage, John receives a cryptic warning to " The second book in the High Seas Trilogy. During the first leg of the voyage, John receives a cryptic warning to "beware the one who seems least likely" to harm him.
But which man could it be? A great follow-up tale. John Spencer is a sixteen year old boy who is constantly looking for adventure. After a bit of highway robbery, in which his father is the victim, they buy a ship named the Dragon. Upon purchasing the ship, John is placed in charge of the ship as it voyages to do trade. An amazing adventure awaits! This book honestly scared me a bit the first time I read it. I can vividly remember the wickedness of the Captain, and the creepiness as well.
The description throughout the book is great, and one actu John Spencer is a sixteen year old boy who is constantly looking for adventure. The description throughout the book is great, and one actually gets the feeling they are on the ship at times. To be honest my rating is probably a little unfair. I read the first book, The Wreckers, when I was in 7th grade and loved it. I packaged them both up and gave them to my 11 year old brother for Christmas, I'm sure he'll love them.
Melodramatic and full of unbelievable coincidence, but all action and well written. Also full of nautical and historical terms to explain. A perfect grade read aloud. I could use this guys books to teach descriptive writing.
ISBN : Another great story by Lawrence, packed with adventure, colorful characters and historical setting. In , he recorded several tunes and performed concerts for the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture Center. Diagnosed with diabetes in , he died seven years later.