Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cat o' Nine Tails by Julia Golding

Golding, Julia. Cat o’ Nine Tails, 373 pgs. Roaring Book Press, 2009. $16.99. Sexual Content: PG; Language: G; Violence: PG .
The curtain rises on the fourth adventure of Cat Royal. Cat is bored with the life of a lady. She receives a letter from Syd’s parents informing her that he is missing. Cat, Pedro, and Frank, accompanied by his cousin Mr. Will Dixon, head to the docks in search of Syd. They are attacked and Cat, Pedro, and Frank are forced to become sailors on the Royal Navy’s boat the Courageous. Pedro and Frank find their sea feet fast, except for Cat (pretending to be a cabin boy) is being picked on by everyone. Cat wanted adventure, but she didn’t plan on proving herself on the high seas. Will she be able to escape the ship, Mr. Maclean, and the Creek Indians to find her friends before her final curtain? Author Julia Golding continues to create memorable characters and polished historical adventures. Recommend to fans of L. A. Meyer’s Bloody Jack series.
MS/HS – ADVISABLE. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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