As I was waiting, a man came out of a side room, and at a glance I was sure he must be Long John. His left leg was cut off close by the hip, and under the left shoulder he carried a crutch, which he managed with wonderful dexterity, hopping about upon it like a bird. He was very tall and strong, with a face as big as a ham—plain and pale, but intelligent and smiling. Indeed, he seemed in the most cheerful spirits, whistling as he moved about among the tables, with a merry word or a slap on the shoulder for the more favoured of his guests.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Can you spot a ship on the cover of other MG titles? Add to our collection in the comments!
Finding Serendipity – Tuesday discovers a way into the world of writers and faces off against the villain of her mother’s creation.
How to Train Your Dragon 2: How to Be a Pirate – Hiccup’s lessons in piracy come to a halt when the class comes upon a stranger searching for his stolen treasure.
Baker’s Magic – Bee’s magical gift places her in the position to help an orphaned princess escape from her cruel guardian.
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Middle Grade Carousel is a series of monthly challenges for lovers and readers of middle grade books. Our theme for September is…
Arrrr is for Reading
Ahoy, bookish landlubbers! Are ye prepared for adventure on the seven seas? Chasing down maritime monsters? Hunting for buried treasure? Then come aboard!
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We had so much fun with our Summer Reading challenge, we decided to keep going into autumn!
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