The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot - Middle Grade books at BEA

Spotlight on BEA books:

With BEA happening this weekend I have to admit that I'm still bummed that I can't make Book Expo America and the Bloggers Con this year...but maybe next year? 

Sooo over the next few days I'll be posting a little bit about a few books that I think look terrific!  

Today let's look at one for the middle grade level readers. I'm a sucker for pirates, especially the very nearly honorable ones, and this book looks to be a hit!  

The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot   

by Caroline Carlson
On Sale Date: September 10, 2013
$16.99 US / $18.99 Can. Hardback 

HarperCollins 256 pages 
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Info from the publisher: 

Pirates! Magic! Treasure! The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot-a rollicking tween adventure on the High Seas from debut novelist Caroline Carlson.

Hilary Westfield has always dreamed of being a pirate. She can tread water for thirty-seven minutes and tie a knot faster than a fleet of naval sailors, and she already owns a rather pointy sword. But when it comes to piracy, her admiral father and the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates have put their foot down. There are simply no girls allowed.

Girls instead belong at Miss Pimm's Finishing School for Delicate Ladies, learning how to faint, waltz, and curtsey. But Hilary and her beloved friend, the gargoyle, have no use for such frivolous lessons. To escape a life of petticoats (in Hilary's case) and politeness, Hilary and the gargoyle set out in search of adventure that may or may not involve a map without an "X," a magical treasure that likely doesn't exist, a rogue governess who insists on propriety, a crew of misfit scallywags, and the most treacherous-and unexpected-villain on the High Seas.

Written with uproarious wit and an inviting storyteller tone, the first book in Caroline Carlson's quirky seafaring series is a piratical tale like no other!

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