Magic Marks the Spot

Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates

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Pirates! Magic! Treasure! A gargoyle? Caroline Carlson's hilarious tween novel The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and Trenton Lee Stewart's Mysterious Benedict Society.

Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. She can tread water for thirty-seven minutes. She can tie a knot faster than a fleet of sailors, and she already owns a rather pointy sword.

There's only one problem: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks of scourges and scallywags.

But Hilary is not the kind of girl to take no for answer. To escape a life of petticoats and politeness at her stuffy finishing school, Hilary sets out in search of her own seaworthy adventure, where she gets swept up in a madcap quest involving a map without an X, a magical treasure that likely doesn't exist, a talking gargoyle, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous—and unexpected—villain on the High Seas.

Written with uproarious wit and an inviting storyteller tone, the first book in Caroline Carlson's quirky seafaring series is a piratical tale like no other.

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About the author

Caroline Carlson holds an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is an assistant editor of Children’s and Young Adult Literature at the literary journal Hunger Mountain. Before writing her first book, she worked as a textbook editor and helped to organize the children’s summer reading program at her hometown library. Caroline grew up in Massachusetts and now lives with her husband in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at www.carolinecarlsonbooks.com.

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Publisher
Harper Collins
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Published on
Sep 10, 2013
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780062194336
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Pirates
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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