Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves by Carol Hughes

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Jack Black is thrilled when his father, the captain of the largest airship in the world, invites him on the ship’s maiden voyage. Once aloft, Jack overhears a plot to sabotage the ship. But before he can tell his father, Jack falls, plummeting through the air to be caught in the sails of a pirate ship. Now Jack must try to convince a crew of thieves to rescue his father. . . .

In this robust blend of fantasy and whirlwind adventure, Carol Hughes confronts the difficult, real-life issues of trust, loyalty, and deception.


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About Carol Hughes

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Carol Hughes learned all about great fantasy growing up in England. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. The author lives in Los Angeles, CA. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published December 25, 2008 by Yearling. 242 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As the author repeatedly gets Jack into a pickle, then trots out some wild coincidence or arbitrary device to extract him, any suspense or sense of danger is but momentary, and unlike Jack, readers will figure out who the villains are without much trouble.

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From uncovering a dastardly plot to sabotage the Bellerophon to a dangerous midair plunge onto the deck of a mysterious pirate ship, where he gets caught in a deadly race to destroy the dreaded Nemesis, a futuristic warship on auto- pilot, Jack careens from one perilous predicament to the next.

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Jack is deliriously happy when his father, the captain of the airship Bellerophon, says that Jack can go along on the ship's maiden flight as the most junior member of the crew.

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