The Children’s Book Review
Written by L. L. Faer and E. Raven
Illustrated by Salvador Capuyan
Age Range: 4-8
Paperback: 26 pages
Publisher: Xlibris Corp (December 16, 2019)
What to expect: Fantasy, Magic, Ships, Action, Adventure
Captain “Bad” Breaker tells the story of a pilfering pirate with a penchant for poor choices.
Captain “Bad” Breaker, a dirty rotten scoundrel, owns an inn on the shore of Maine’s blue coast and he readily steals from his guests. Until the day that the Cotton Candy Ship shows up with its rainbow-colored wooden masts and glittering pink sails, he had never met anyone he could not cheat, fool, or trick. Never wanting anything more in his life, Captain “Bad” Breaker will stop at nothing to make the Cotton Candy Ship his own. When he sees that the captain of this ship is a small, curly-haired blonde girl, he underestimates her wit and keen sense of character. Misjudging the spritely six-year-old Captain Elaine will surely become his undoing.
L.L. Faer and E. Raven have filled this energizing tale with trickery and potions of the sleeping and truth-telling kind, while also reminding readers that even those of us who are younger and smaller can use their smarts to rise up and seize a moment. The authors’ character-building is brought further to life through the bright, digital illustrations that bring extra insight into the “bad” captain’s character by showing items like a book titled Top 10 Dastardly Things to Do Today. (The fact that his best friend is a skull named the Head of Doom lends to his devious character, too.)
If you have a daring reader that treasures tales of pirates, this feisty short story will provide them with humor, grit, action, and a little magic, too.
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About the Authors
L.L. Faer and her seven-year-old daughter E. Raven enjoy dreaming up fantastical adventures as they wander together along the craggy shores of Northern California. This mother and daughter writing duo often make friends with the pirates, vagabonds, and wayward ghosts they find along the way. This book was inspired by a trip to Maine, where they traveled with a real Captain, heard about the many ghosts who still frequent the State’s inns, and paddled with a porpoise. In their spare time, they care for three mostly black cats and gather ingredients for potion-making.
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