My Own Brief SummaryA popcorn crop is being transported for sale, when the ship is boarded by pirates and the crop stolen. Luckily, this is only half the crop. On the second journey, the kids want to come along to help protect it and their parents say they can. Do they save the day? Well, it would be a poor show if they didn't.
Writing Lessons LearnedDoes it matter that, in a book for kids, parents make questionable decisions? I guess that depends upon the age the book is meant for. I mean, how else could the kids save the day?
Although I enjoyed this book, partly because it was so ridiculous, I don't think this works in all situations. Of course, popcorn pirates would be unlikely to exist. I think that's the key. If the situation couldn't exist in real life, the rules can be bent a little more.
I can't find any current links for this book on Amazon, apart from resellers, but you might find it in your library, as I did.