Bonnie Palmer, April 18, 2008 (view all comments by Bonnie Palmer)
This was my first favorite book as a kid. When I began to re-read this childhood classic as a middle-aged woman, I wondered what attracted a younger me to what definitely seems today like a boy’s book. As I finished the book, I knew exactly what the attraction was: a ripping good yarn, with a mercurial villain, set in an exotic location and punctuated with salty seafarers’ jargon – what’s not to love – or as Long John would put it, “Shiver me timbers!”
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