The Giant Rat Of Sumatra: or Pirates Galore

Paperback | August 1, 2006

bySid Fleischman

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A swashbuckling tale of thievery and revenge

The Giant Rat of Sumatra is the most notorious pirate ship in the Pacific. Its ferocious figurehead, a rat with crooked teeth and gouged-out eyes, strikes fear in the heart of every seafaring crew. Now the ship has dropped anchor in San Diego. Twelve-year-old cabin boy Shipwreck -- so named after he was rescued from the sea by the pirates -- is anxious to begin his long journey home to Boston. Instead, he finds himself swept up in a treacherous plot. It seems his adventure is only just beginning. . . .

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A swashbuckling tale of thievery and revengeThe Giant Rat of Sumatra is the most notorious pirate ship in the Pacific. Its ferocious figurehead, a rat with crooked teeth and gouged-out eyes, strikes fear in the heart of every seafaring crew. Now the ship has dropped anchor in San Diego. Twelve-year-old cabin boy Shipwreck -- so named a...

Sid Fleischman wrote more than sixty books for children, adults, and magicians. Among his many awards was the Newbery Medal for his novelThe Whipping Boy. The author described his wasted youth as a magician and newspaperman in his autobiographyThe Abracadabra Kid. His other titles includeThe Entertainer and the Dybbuk, a novel, and thr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.47 inPublished:August 1, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060742402

ISBN - 13:9780060742409

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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