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Twins, the Pirates, and the Battle of New Orleans by Harriette Gillem Robinet (2001, Hardcover)

Robinet, Harriette Gillem

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ISBN 10: 0606221433 / ISBN 13: 9780606221436
Published by Demco Media, 2002
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Title: Twins, the Pirates, and the Battle of New ...

Publisher: Demco Media

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Turtleback

Book Condition:Used: Very Good

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Synopsis:

The twins may look alike, but they
don't always get along.

When their father doesn't return from a rescue mission, twins Pierre and Andrew take matters into their own hands. They will try to rescue their mother and sister from being sold into slavery. The only trouble is that a battle is brewing. American soldiers, British soldiers, and even pirates have assembled to fight for New Orleans. The two boys must put aside their squabbles and jump headfirst into a dramatic chapter in American history.

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Grade 4-6. This watery adventure begins with escaped slave twins, Pierre and Andrew, happening upon a pirate island while exploring the Gulf Coast swampland where their father has left them. The boys have been deliberately set against one another by their master, and are in the awkward process of getting acquainted. Pierre is more outwardly cautious than Andrew, although he eventually realizes that there are many types of bravery. It is December 1814, and the events leading up to the Battle of New Orleans take shape around the brothers as they explore and wait for their father's return. As time passes, the boys realize that something has gone wrong, and they must devise their own plan for freeing their mother and younger sister, who were sold several years before. Unfortunately, the characterization of the twins is slight, with readers usually being told rather than shown how they feel. The third-person narrative is related mainly from Pierre's viewpoint and seems stilted at times. The title may attract readers, but the pacing may not be enough to sustain them. Though not a first purchase, the book provides a new perspective on the Battle of New Orleans, and could be useful in conjunction with historical study of the period, for Robinet's weaving of fact with fiction is accurate and informed.?Robin L. Gibson, Muskingum County Library System, Zanesville, OH
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