This book is Doug Wilson’s first voyage into children’s fiction. Set on the eastern seaboard in the third year of the reign of good Queen Anne, this pirate novel contrasts righteous behavior and foolishness. The story follows the service of fifteen-year-old Thomas Ingle on the Prudent Hannah under the honorable Captain Monroe and then their unfortunate tour on a pirate’s vessel known as the Lady Constance. Treasure, financial hardship, and pirate mystique all add to the cleverly woven tale. Kids won’t put it down, and you won’t either. Soft 141p.