The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or Pirates Galore
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...more
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As it turns out, although the name was derived from the Holmes stories, but book itself had nothing to do with Holmes. Instead, it told the story of a pirate ship…
San Diego in 1846 is Mexican territory, and Mexico is at war with the United States, which is a problem for Shipwreck, cabin boy of the pirate ship, Gian...more
The story is about a boy who goes off to sea at 11 on his stepfather's whaling boat. His boat sinks, and he is rescued by a pirating ship. When they get to land in San Diego, then part of Mexico, he finds out that Mexico and America are at war, and t...more