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Ferocious Captain Firebeard may think that he and the cruel crew of the Horrible Haddock rule the high seas - but he hasn't reckoned on a small, daring girl called Molly. And he certainly should never have kidnapped her! Molly soon proves to be sharper and quicker than any of the pirate gang's cutlasses. And before long, Firebeard must face his comeuppance - the fury of her fearsome mum!
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Cornelia Funke is a critically acclaimed, award-winning, international best-selling author. She lives in Los Angeles, USA with her husband, two children and a dog called Loonie! Kerstin Meyer lives in Germany and is a well-known children's book illustrator in Europe.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2–Molly is sailing off to visit her grandmother when she is captured by ferocious Captain Firebeard and his cutthroat crew. Their intention is to hold her for ransom, but the stalwart girl refuses to divulge her parents' names and address despite endless chores and threats of being fed to the sharks. Instead, she waits until the pirates fall asleep and tosses messages tucked into bottles out to sea. Caught in the act, she is about to be thrown overboard when rescue arrives in the person of her mother, the pirate Barbarous Bertha. Firebeard and his crew must now take over Molly's chores, and she sails happily off to Grandma's house. While the plot is mildly amusing, it is also thin and predictable. If the intention was to make a feminist statement, the story falls short of the mark, unless the message is that girls, too, can be nasty bullies. Meyer's cartoon sketches resemble Quentin Blake's work, but some of the details are lost in the odd choice of a murky gray for skin tones. Funke's The Princess Knight (Scholastic, 2004) is a better choice for feminist fare, and David McPhail's Edward and the Pirates (Little, Brown, 1997) is a superior pirate story.–Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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