Pirate Boy of Sydney Town

  • Jackie French
  • HarperCollins
  • 20/5/2019
  • ISBN: 9781460754795

RRP: $16.99 (Inc. GST)


A swashbuckling adventure from Australia’s Children’s Laureate CAN YOU STILL LOVE YOUR FATHER, NO MATTER WHAT HIS CRIMES ARE?Twelve-year-old Ben Huntsmore is the son of a shipowner, an only child who loves the farming life on his mother’s family estate, Badger’s Hill.But when Ben’s father loses their ancestral home in 1809 as payment for a gambling debt, Ben reluctantly joins him in a desperate venture to win it back, capturing enemy trading ships off the west Australian coast.While at sea, Ben must face not just the giant waves of the Southern Ocean but also the guns of a Dutch ship, along with unexpected treachery.

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