cover image The Pirate's Son

The Pirate's Son

Geraldine McCaughrean. Scholastic, $4.99 (304pp) ISBN 978-0-590-20348-7

This exotic tale of two children who leave Georgian England to travel to Madagascar with the son of an infamous buccaneer is ""a colorful, episodic pirate yarn,"" said PW. ""McCaughrean's prose has the dramatic flair of an expert storyteller's."" Ages 11-up. (Aug.)