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Captain Grey

3.31 of 5 stars 3.31  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Young Kevin Cartwright is the prisoner of a pirate king. "I shall find a way to get free."

"Free!" he shouted. "You are here, with us now. You can forget about your father and your sister, or anybody else you may have known. You belong to no nation but this nation. Put him back where he was and don't feed him. Tomorrow we shall talk again about freedom!"
Published June 21st 2000 by HarperCollins (first published January 1977)
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This book started out with Kevin and his sister, Cathleen who was born in the City of Philadelphia. Cathleen was 2 years older than Kevin, but their mother died during Kevin's birth had fled Ireland to go to America with nothing but his hate of the English. When the War of Independence took hold of the Americans, he left Kevin and Cathleen to take care of their mother's cousin, Mrs. Barry. Mrs. Barry was low on money, so she was always worried about food. Kevin and Cathleen weren't accepted by o ...more
Adilene Macedo

The story is mainly focused on a boy named Kevin that is captured by Captain Grey and his crew. When Kevin is captured he is kept locked up until he agrees to become a pirate.Kevin then is later shown by Captain Grey the methods in order to survive and take his place as captain if he were to die. Kevin goes trough 2 sea battles being part of is experience on how to fight. Throughout the book Kevin spends 25 days until he can be freed.

My favorite line is "Well, Master Freeman Kevin" this
Lisa Rathbun
I'm sure this was an exciting book, but it seemed like such a ripoff of "Treasure Island" that I couldn't enjoy it as much. It even ends almost exactly the same as "Treasure Island." Captain Grey, however, is no where near as well-rounded and interesting a character as Long John Silver. His erratic history makes the narrator sorry for him, but it just wasn't convincing to me. The main character also reminded me a lot of Captain Nemo in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." I would probably not recomme ...more
One of the best, most interesting children's stories that I have read in quite some time. I appreciate Avi's style - it is very authentic and sounds like it was written in an older time period. That said, the ending did disappoint me just a little bit. I'm not sure how I wanted the story to culminate, but not the way it did.
Deborah Harris
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AR Quiz No. 42431 EN Fiction
Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 5.0
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Grim story of a boy captured by a group of embittered men, led by Captain Grey, who turn to piracy. They capture ships, take no captives, and then sink the ships.
Ginny Williams
Jun 28, 2007 Ginny Williams rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
loved this one... funny, historical aspect of Revolutionary war time period. Great for preteen reading age group, but one that will be enjoyed by all.
In 1783, young Kevin Cartwright is kidnapped by the mysterious Captain Grey and his crew of pirates after they kill Kevin's father and sister.
A pirate tale told from shore. It's exciting and fast paced trying to out think the old captain.
Danielle Head
This is a great adventure. I want to read more books by Avi.
Arlene Allen
Before there were fifty shades...
Good action read for 4/5th graders.
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Avi is a pen name for Edward Irving Wortis, but he says, "The fact is, Avi is the only name I use."
Born in 1937, Avi has created many fictional favorites such as The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, Nothing but the Truth, and The Crispin series. His work is very much desired by readers young and old.
More about Avi...
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Crispin: The Cross of Lead (Crispin #1) Nothing But the Truth Poppy (Tales of Dimwood Forest, #1) The Seer of Shadows

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