Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer
P.O. Box 425, Keller, TX 76244-0425
Books for Pirate Apprentices and Young Adults
Polly lives at a finishing school for girls, where she strives to do what’s expected and not make waves. But no one told the pirates that! They snatch her from the school – bed and all – while she sleeps. Since she’s the spitting image of her mother, the legendary pirate queen Meg Malloy, they believe Polly can guide them to Meg’s buried treasure, as they accidentally lost the map to the gold. This is all news to Polly, since her mother was never a pirate. Unconvinced the pirates are up to any good, she escapes, only to fall into the hands of another pirate, handsome Claudio. His goal in life is to retrieve the gold, which once belonged to his father, and destroy Meg’s crew.
With her reputation at stake, Polly agrees to find the map. Locating that turns out to be a simple task; finding the treasure proves more of a challenge, but as Meg Malloy’s daughter, she has pirate blood in her, which will help solve the mystery and save her newfound friends.
This graphic novel is a delightful adventure for young and old alike. Polly’s transformation from prim young lady to pirate queen is deftly told, and the wonderful black-and-white drawings bring the characters to life. It’s a refreshing change to see the hero of a pirate novel be a female, and readers will quickly devour Polly and the Pirates. Like me, you’ll eagerly await Polly’s next adventure.
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