on September 11, 2010
In the Maritime Woods, there is a band of pirates called the Dread Crew. They are ruthless junk hunters.
When they go to raid Joe, the neighborhood junk collector/tinker, the pirates meet their match. Awed by the man's massive horde of junk and niceties, the pirates recruit Joe to their team. Hoping to have some adventures and get the pirates to turn over a new leaf, Joe joins the band.
Hot on their trail, however, is a young pirate hunter who is intent on finding the crew. Little does the boy know that his old friend, Joe, has become one of them. When the trail of clues runs cold for Eric, and his friend Joe starts acting suspicious, will Eric put two and two together? Will Joe succeed in changing the pirates' ways?
A fun fantasy story perfect for antsy, spirited young readers. Filled with mystery and adventure, the characters are memorable and amusing and the story is entertaining. Readers who like pirates, fantasy, and action-adventure will enjoy reading THE DREAD CREW.
Reviewed by: Kira M