- Age Range: 10 - 14 years
- Grade Level: 5 - 9
- Lexile Measure: 840L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (April 10, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416924736
- ISBN-13: 978-1416924739
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,331,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pirate Curse (The Wave Walkers Book One) Paperback – April 10, 2007
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About the Author
Kai Meyer is the author of many highly acclaimed and popular books for adults and young adults in his native Germany. Pirate Curse, the first book in the Wave Walkers trilogy, was praised by Booklist as "a fast-paced fantasy featuring plenty of action and suspense." The Water Mirror, the first book in the Dark Reflections Trilogy, was named a School Library Journal Best Book, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, a Book Sense Children's Pick, and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age. It received starred reviews in both School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. School Library Journal has called Meyer "an expert at creating fantastical worlds filled with unusual and exotic elements." For more information please visit his website at www.kaimeyer.com.
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Fourteen-year-old Munk is a Polliwog, and he also believes he's the only one left. Munk lives a sheltered life on a secluded island with only his parents and their staff of ghost workers. His parents forbid him to use his Polliwog talents in fear that he'll be kidnapped or killed. So Munk keeps busy working on the family plantation. Unfortunately, Munk doesn't hold much interest in the plantation business; he'd much rather follow his daydreams of becoming a pirate.
But Jolly and Munk's lives soon turn upside down and spin way out of control. An unknown enemy lures Jolly's ship into a trap, with only Jolly managing to escape and believing the rest of the crew dead. She washes ashore on Munk's island, and they quickly learn of each other's secret. But the amazement of finding another Polliwog in existence immediately vanishes when the enemy follows Jolly to the island and destroys Munk's parents. Jolly and Munk run for their lives with the help of a man known as the Ghost Trader. He explains that the gate to another world is crumbling away, inviting dangerous creatures intent on death and destruction. Jolly and Munk set sail on an amazing adventure to save the world.
THE PIRATE CURSE offers a non-stop, action-packed thrill of a read. Each page introduces incredible adventures involving magic, pirates, strange creatures, dangerous missions, and even a bit of humor to lighten the load. German author Kai Meyer has quite a bit of writing experience under his belt, and he proves his talents over and over with his imaginative details and knowledgeable descriptions of sailing ships, the open sea and the beautiful Caribbean. THE PIRATE CURSE will leave readers eager and impatient for the promised sequel.
--- Reviewed by Chris Shanley-Dillman, author of FINDING MY LIGHT and THE BLACK POND