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|Terror of the southlands|
Author: Carlson, Caroline
The enchantress is missing so Hilary Westfield embarks on a quest to find her and seal her own reputation as the Terror of the Southlands.
Very Nearly Honorable League Of Pirates, #2
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.40
Points: 11.0 Quiz: 170985
Kirkus Reviews (-) (06/14/15)
School Library Journal (07/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 07/01/2014 In this follow-up to Magic Marks the Spot (2013), Pirate Hilary Westfield is accused of “unpiratical” behavior and informed she must do something bold and daring in order to maintain her good standing. Along with first mate Charlie and school friend Claire, she sets off to find and rescue the Enchantress of the Northlands, who has been kidnapped by the mysterious Mutineers. Much of the humor derives from the unlikely pairing of pirates and high-society folk, with the bad guys almost always hailing from the upper crust. Ahoy—a third offering is in the works. - Copyright 2014 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 07/01/2014 Gr 2–6—Former high-society girl Hilary Westfield is a pirate, recognized by the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates. She's happy to be accompanying her former governess, turned bookseller, Miss Greyson, and retired pirate Jasper to distribute magic pieces around the kingdom. Unfortunately, she is called to the crow's nest of the president of VNHLP, Rupert Blacktooth, and warned that she is not being daring or adventurous enough for a pirate. Instead of following Blacktooth's orders, Hilary, along with the trusty, if self-aggrandizing, Gargoyle, and her good friend Pirate Charlie, head off to find out what has happened to the Enchantress, overseer of magic in the kingdom and headmistress of a girl's finishing school (also known as Miss Pimm.) Hilary is determined to find out who kidnapped Miss Pimm. She finds herself avoiding the Queen's incompetent inspectors, interviewing distasteful members of high society, and visiting her father in the Dungeons. This book picks up where the first one ended, though readers can piece together the backstory through excerpts of Gargoyle's memoirs that are quoted throughout. This sequel is written with the same tongue-in-cheek tone and revisits this world in which pirates are polite, hold annual picnics, and do not tolerate villainous behavior. Carlson has once again written a light adventure with just the right amount of ridiculous mixed in. A solid choice for those who own the first installment.—Clare A. Dombrowski, Amesbury Public Library, MA - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.