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Captain Grey [Paperback]

Avi
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June 8 2000
Young Kevin Cartwright is the prisoner of a pirate king.

"I shall find a way to get free."

"Free!" he shouted. "You are here, with us now. You can forget about your father and your sister, or anybody else you may have known. You belong to no nation but this nation. Put him back where he was and don't feed him. Tomorrow we shall talk again about freedom!"


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"A robust pirate adventure with a neat twist." -- -- The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Avi has written many award-winning books for young readers, including the Newberry Honor books Nothing But the Truth and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, and the Tales from Dimwood Forest: Poppy, Poppy and Rye, and Ragweed. He lives in Denver, Colorado.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Novel March 15 2004
Format:Paperback
If you are looking for an adventurous book that isn't too long, yet isn't too short, and are in love with Avi like I am, Captain Grey is a good book for you. Although it hasn't won many awards and such, it tells a story about a young boy who's father is killed and his sister is missing, suspected dead, by a gang of pirates and their captain, Captain Grey. He must adjust to the life of a pirate as one of Captain Grey's shipmates. But can he escape?
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best pirate adventure since trasure island Aug. 7 2000
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Format:Paperback
This was one of the best pirate stories i have ever read. I think it is Avi's best book ever even better than Charolette Doyle. It is about Kevin, who is captured by a gang of pirates. The pirates kill his father and sister. He is locked in a room, but tames a pigeon to deliever messages. He carries on a conversation in this way with someone but he does not know who. The person is the most surprising part of the story. A great Book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best pirate adventure since trasure island Aug. 7 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This was one of the best pirate stories i have ever read. I think it is Avi's best book ever even better than Charolette Doyle. It is about Kevin, who is captured by a gang of pirates. The pirates kill his father and sister. He is locked in a room, but tames a pigeon to deliever messages. He carries on a conversation in this way with someone but he does not know who. The person is the most surprising part of the story. A great Book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My kids loved it! Aug. 4 2006
By Embrace Life - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
We did this for a read aloud in our homeschool unit study about Pirates. It was the highlight of the day for the kids, a great story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars By my favorite author Dec 2 2004
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Captain Grey was one of my favorite books by whos probaly my favorite author,Avi. Captain grey was really intresting, espally the end when __________ and then ___________ (you have to read the book).

The main charactor was Kevin and a little while later on in the book his sister. Kevin is an eleven year old boy who is captured by Captain Grey and his "free" army. His father went mad and took his kids and began wondering with Kevin and his sister. The father was not much of a charactor for he went mad, his kids didn't care for him and he was killed in the first few pages of the book.

The plot is where a boy Named kevin is kidnapped locked in a room, and then educated on how to load guns, and Cannons, fire things and do every thing u need to know on how to plunder large schooners. Kevin must earn the captains trust to be allowed to go outside come outside, eat any food, come on more trips of plundering, or even to survive. He must be trusted in order to ever destroy the captain and his men.

The book is basicly being kidnapped being forced to help your kidnapers and then getting revenge and escaping.

I really enjoyed this book because it had alot of suspense, and I love suspence. It also had a really great endingbut the begining was a bit confusing. So i give this book 5 stars.
5.0 out of 5 stars love it Dec 10 2012
By Paula Cottrell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Would recommend the book to any young adult, easy read, love the author, this was a gift and it arrived on time. Thanks!
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic! Sept. 18 2011
By H. Auge - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
When I read this book as a young girl, it captured my imagination, and stayed brewing in the back of my mind for years. Now as a mother, I purchased this book for my son. He hasn't read it yet, but I re-read it, to see if it held the same magic as an adult. Of course things are never as shiny as one remembers them, but it is a solid book. As with many books, there are ideas and themes that I didn't recognize when reading this with a child - questions about government, war, freedom, the ethics of revenge and redemption. I hope to talk with my son after he reads the book, and draw his attention to these themes, and get his opinion on them. Even if he doesn't pick up on them, it is a great pirating adventure, filled with intrigue, mystery and gunpowder.
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