Seven Dead Pirates
by Dan Holst Soelberg
published by Tundra Books
My first novel in 13
years is in bookstores as of September/15 and earning great
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 . . .