The Pirates of Crocodile Swamp by Jim Arnosky

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A long way from home, Sandy and Jack Casperin escape their abusive father and disappear into Crocodile Swamp, a remote wilderness in the Florida Keys. With nothing but their wits and limited supplies, the boys must learn to fend for themselves as they survive surrounded by snakes, massive crocodiles and a territorial hammerhead shark. But it is only with the help of newfound friends?a local girl their age, and an old sailor (who might be a real pirate!)? that they can truly escape from their tragic past and make a new life for themselves.


About Jim Arnosky

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Jim Arnosky lives in South Ryegate, Vermont, and Islamorada, Florida.
Published February 20, 2009 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers. 252 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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An unlikely situation and minimally developed characters will not keep readers from being caught up in the action as the boys encounter crocodiles, a hammerhead shark and poisonous snakes, as well as less dangerous creatures and a helpful, elderly Cuban fisherman living nearby on a boat.

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Sandy and John do their best to look after their younger brother, Terry.

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Arnosky’s obvious love and respect for the Florida Keys ecosystem shines brightly throughout his story with colorful descriptions painted on every page.THE PIRATES OF CROCODILE SWAMP is a charming tale that will truly inspire readers with their own adventures.Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman on ...

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