An exciting adventure that children will love! We really enjoyed reading this together with our eldest daughter. Not only was it an exciting adventure, but she learned about a few new animals along the way too!
Children will love, sometimes fear for and sometimes laugh at this crew of animal sailors as they narrowly escape one desperate situation after another to rescue the children captured by pirates. Partly set in South America, they will also feel for Inti, the resourceful Indian girl determined to find her brother, as they will for the orphans searching for a home, and delight in the storys unexpected ending.
by Beth Williams
A first rate story for children who like tales about distant lands. Lots of interesting details about the Amazon rainforest and ocean voyages in the days of sail. Whether human or animal the characters are so lifelike it seems entirely natural that the animals should battle with pirates and that children should ride dolphins in a game of tag. My son now wants to be a sailor!
A very enjoyable adventure story. I particularly liked the theme of the animals drawing strength from their treasured memories of a loved one to defy the pirates. A feel good upbeat read.