Seven Dead Pirates
cover by Dan Holst Soelberg
published by Tundra Books

The hero of Seven Dead Pirates is 11-year-old Lewis Dearborn. Lonely, "terminally shy" and fussed over constantly by overprotective parents, he's a bit of a wreck. But when his family inherits a ramshackle old mansion by the sea, Lewis's life changes abruptly. He claims a romantic, isolated tower for his bedroom and moves in, not knowing that the room is already occupied — by seven dead pirates! Not only that, the ghosts expect him to help them recover their ship, now restored in a local museum. Lewis is sure he's the last boy on earth to lead such a mission . . .

 


“At times earnest, at times playful, and always infused with the power of imagination, Seven Dead Pirates is a rollicking and exciting story that will entertain and enlighten in equal amounts.”

CM Magazine

"Piratical fun well-stocked with colorful cast members, living and arrghh!"  Kirkus (starred review)

"This rollicking tale moves apace with a vivid setting, surprising depth, great humor, and memorable characters . . . don't miss this treasure of a middle-grade yarn."  School Library Journal (starred review)

"Bailey expertly taps into the anxieties that ferment during the back-to-school season in this touching and hilarious ghost story."  National Post

"At times earnest, at times playful, and always infused with the power of imagination, Seven Dead Pirates is a rollicking and exciting story that will entertain and enlighten in equal amounts.”
CM Magazine



© Linda Bailey, 2007
© Art by Bill Slavin, 2007