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Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite
The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket by Suzanne Lowe is a marvelous adventure story for children of all ages. It begins with Charlotte, or Lottie for short, in an orphanage. It's the only place where she has lived since her mother died when Charlotte was still very young. Then, on her 12th birthday, she is told by Mrs. Thumble that she has to get her belongings and leave. She has been hired to be the lady's maid for Mr. Henderson's wife. They have to leave right away, because they are setting sail on the ship, The Dorchester. Once they shove off, Lottie finds out that she also has to take Mr. Jacks, their dog, for walks. Shortly after setting sail, the ship runs onto a reef during a storm and sinks. Lottie is able to save the dog and straps herself to some barrels. They finally wash up on the beach of an island. While exploring, she smells food cooking and she finds that pirates are also on the same island. When she gets caught trying to steal food, she is placed in the care of the cook. Then her adventure really begins when the local cannibal tribe pays the pirate camp a visit.
Ms. Lowe does a superb job of bring this adventure story to life, with wide array of characters and events that are vividly described. Redface, the cook, puts her to work alongside Jasper, the cabin boy. Suzanne Lowe weaves this adventure tale with enough surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat. The story moves along at a near breakneck pace, and there is no let-up in the action. For a book that really isn't very long, it is by no means short on all of the elements that make this book action packed. I was immediately drawn into the story. The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket was just a joy to read from beginning to end, and tough to put down. I would love to see this entertaining masterpiece on the silver screen some day. The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket by Suzanne Lowe is a page-turner for sure. Brava!