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Little Jane Silver
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  • Paperback
  • Jul.25.2011
  • 9781554888788

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288 Pages Meet Little Jane Silver, the twelve year-old granddaughter of notorious Treasure Island pirate Long John Silver. Growing up on the Pieces of Eight, the pirate ship of her parents, Captains Bonnie Mary Bright and Long John Silver II, Little Jane is increasingly frustrated with being thrust below decks whenever any real pirating action takes place. Desperate to be taken seriously as a member of the crew, Little Jane vows to become a real pirate, but every attempt she makes to prove herself onboard seems to backfire. As the Pieces of Eight is pursued by a mysterious pirate hunter, Little Jane tries to alert the crew to a devious saboteur on the ship, but by the time someone pays attention, it’s too late. On her own for the first time, Little Jane must grow up fast and find the courage to undergo the most important test of her young life — a quest to save her...
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288 Pages

Meet Little Jane Silver, the twelve year-old granddaughter of notorious Treasure Island pirate Long John Silver. Growing up on the Pieces of Eight, the pirate ship of her parents, Captains Bonnie Mary Bright and Long John Silver II, Little Jane is increasingly frustrated with being thrust below decks whenever any real pirating action takes place.

Desperate to be taken seriously as a member of the crew, Little Jane vows to become a real pirate, but every attempt she makes to prove herself onboard seems to backfire. As the Pieces of Eight is pursued by a mysterious pirate hunter, Little Jane tries to alert the crew to a devious saboteur on the ship, but by the time someone pays attention, it’s too late.

On her own for the first time, Little Jane must grow up fast and find the courage to undergo the most important test of her young life — a quest to save her family.

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excerpt:

"Do you know to whom you speak, sir?" she demanded, blasting the impudent gentleman with such a show of contempt she wondered that he didn't shrink into the very folds of the fabric he sold.

The merchant remained unfazed. "A girl in pants," he said smirking. "And dirty, patched pants at that."

"I," said Little Jane, "am a crew member of the Pieces of Eight. The most frightsome ship to sail the seven seas! The buccaneer scourge of the Royal Navy! The piratical colossus of the ocean ties! The Minotaur in the maze of the naval brigade! The jewel in the belly of the titan of –"

An odd sound made Little Jane stop in the middle of her speech. She listened, with growing confusion. She opened her mouth to speak again, but the sound continued.

Now, Little Jane had heard many unpleasant sounds in her life, but neither the crack of a beam of wood as it connected with the head of a hapless ship's carpenter, nor the shriek of a purser's mate when a parcel of gunpowder exploded in his hand, had so much power over her as the sound she now heard.

Can you guess, gentle reader, what the sound was?

It was laughter. The fabric seller was laughing and he was he was laughing at her.

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About Adira

Some info about me and my education and experience:

I am the Toronto based author of "Little Jane Silver," the first in series of two novels, (so far), featuring the granddaughter of Long John Silver from "Treasure Island." I am also an accomplished illustrator,...

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