Fish by Gregory MoneFish by Gregory Mone


byGregory Mone

Hardcover | June 1, 2010

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Fish, a twelve-year-old Irish boy from a poor farming family, takes a job as a courier for his uncle and is immediately captured by pirates who want the package he's carrying. As Fish makes friends with the kind-hearted pirate captain Cobb, Cobb's wife, Melinda, and a surprisingly intelligent lummox named Moravius, he falls in love with the seagoing life aboard the pirate ship Scurvy Mistress. But when Fish becomes aware of a mutiny headed by a particularly nasty pirate named Scab, it's up to him and some fellow pirates still loyal to Cobb to thwart Scab's dastardly plan.
Gregory Mone has written articles for many magazines, including Popular Science and National Geographic. Fish is his first middle-grade novel. Gregory lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his wife and two daughters.
Title:FishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.53 × 5.75 × 0.92 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545116325

ISBN - 13:9780545116329

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Son Enjoyed It I bought this for my 10 year old son. He read the book fairly quickly and really enjoyed it. He especially liked how Fish was a swimming pirate. The only thing he did not like was the ending - it was an open ended ending, so lots of interpretation as to what would happen next.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rip-Roaring Good Yarn! Reason for Reading: Read aloud to my son. He loves seafaring tales, especially with pirates, while I, myself, am also a seafaring adventure fan, though pirates are not necessary for me. Both the 11yob and I enjoyed this book very much. It has everything you expect in a sea adventure. Pirates, mutiny, treasure hunts, ship battles, a treasure map, walking the plank and oh so much more. One element that is a lot of fun is that Fish, the main character, does not believe in fighting so to survive the pirate life he has a friend teach him the art of "non-fighting" which involves dodging the blows of someone intent on fighting *you* until they have exhausted themselves. This makes for a non-violent, yet still action-packed read which is funny and makes for some great scenes of "non-fighting". Fish is a well-rounded character and meets a small group of other young pirates, including one girl, who make a great team throughout the book. The villains are nasty in a "boo-hiss" type of way, making them great fun to root against while the story stays light-hearted in its rip-roaring adventure. A delightful story, that is a standalone book, with a satisfying end. It will appeal especially to boys, but seafaring minded girls will find common ground with the two main pirate female characters. Well written, plenty of action, with fun characters. A rip-roaring good yarn!
Date published: 2012-05-04