What’s it about? As the book jacket tells us: “As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on ‘Artichoke’ Island, they are greeted by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed pirate with a secret. A secret treasure map, that is. Before you can say ‘Davy Jones’s Locker,’ Stink and Judy are racing around the island on a mad hunt for a mysterious prize!”
This book is totally piraterrific (that is so a word!), rife with the swashbuckling language that makes those sea-faring plunderers so appealing to little kids. Judy and Stink, however, remain great role models and believable siblings. They don’t always agree, but they work well together and are even occasionally polite. No too-grown-up politeness here, just a rollicking good time suitable for even the youngest readers.
Megan McDonald has done it again, landlubbers!
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