Library Ed. Listening Library 2008
CD ISBN 978-0-7393-6408-6 $24.00 Two CDs
DD ISBN 978-0739364093 $20.40
It's 1720, and times are tough on the AVARICE. Jack Plank, a pirate lacking the knack for plundering, finds himself set ashore near the town of Saltwash, Jamaica. Mrs. DelFresno agrees to let him stay at her boardinghouse for a trial week. If the other boarders don't mind and he can find a job, he can stay. Each day 11-year-old Nina accompanies Jack on his job search, and every evening at supper he tells a tale from his pirate days--a tale that demonstrates quite clearly why he couldn't do this job or that. John Mayer brings Natalie Babbitt's ersatz pirate to life. Young listeners will enjoy Jack's swashbuckling tales and will nod in agreement when the perfect job finds Jack. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]
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