A swashbuckling pirate ship cuts through the early morning fog. Crouching like a tiger about to spring, her figurehead is a huge and ferocious rat with crooked teeth and gouged-out eyes.
When the daring Giant Rat of Sumatra drops anchor in San Diego, twelve-year-old cabin boy Shipwreck only wants to begin his long journey home to Boston. Instead he encounters:
heroic last stands
and razzle-dazzle treasure so well hidden that only someone as quick and clever as Shipwreck could keep up with it.
Plucked from the sea by the most notorious pirate in the Pacific, Shipwreck discovers his adventure is only beginning.
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Edmund Amos Peters, nearly 13, is the cabin boy on the vessel known as the Giant Rat of Sumatra (named for its memorable figurehead) and the narrator of this delightfully crisp, compact tale of adventure and fortune.| Read Full Review of The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or ...
Gallows takes Shipwreck under his wing and sews into the hem of the lad's coat his most precious booty: the giant emeralds that once served as the eyes of his ship's bowsprit—a giant rat carved from mahogany.Feb 21 2005 | Read Full Review of The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or ...
There are mysterious characters and nefarious doings from the opening pages, and a sea battle as Americans sail into the harbor in an effort to take the city in the final pages.Mar 09 2008 | Read Full Review of The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or ...
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