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The Smugglers (High Seas Adventures #2)

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Readers will relish this companion to the highly acclaimed adventure, The Wreckers:

Young John is charmed by the Dragon, the schooner he is planning to sail to London and use for the honest wool trade.But a mysterious gentleman delivers an ominous warning to "steer clear of that ship," because the ship was "christened with blood."The ship looks clever and quick, and the cre
ebook, 208 pages
Published March 12th 2009 by Yearling (first published 1999)
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Erika Lawrence
Erika Lawrence

Lawrence, Iain. (1999). The Smugglers. New York, NY: Random House Inc.



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The Smuggler’s is the second novel within a series of books about sixteen-year old John Spencer’s adventure within the ship the Dragon. This story takes place in late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. John and his father are warned about the Dragon’s dangerous past by a man named Larson but they do not heed his warni
I was perusing the used section at the book store when I came across this one. I was hit with a memory burst and was like "OMG! I read The WreckersThe Wreckers when I was a kid and loved it!" So, obviously, I had to buy this book.

It reminded me a bit of Treasure Island for a moment, but it was a good pirate-like story of it's own. It's packed full of ship sailing shenanigans, adventure, evildoers, and more. It's a great, fast-paced story for younger readers who crave excitement.

One thing I wou
Kyler Place
John Spencer is a sixteen year old boy who is constantly looking for adventure. After a bit of highway robbery, in which his father is the victim, they buy a ship named the Dragon. Upon purchasing the ship, John is placed in charge of the ship as it voyages to do trade. An amazing adventure awaits!

This book honestly scared me a bit the first time I read it. I can vividly remember the wickedness of the Captain, and the creepiness as well. The description throughout the book is great, and one actu
Dayna Smith
The second book in the High Seas Trilogy. John Spencer and his merchant father buy a ship called The Dragon. It was once used to smuggle goods between England and France. They want to use the boat for honest trade, but as soon as they purchase The Dragon, they seem to be touched by its curse: someone murders the captain they've hired; his replacement, Captain Crowe, turns out to be a scoundrel who hires a crew of criminals. During the first leg of the voyage, John receives a cryptic warning to " ...more
Melodramatic and full of unbelievable coincidence, but all action and well written. Also full of nautical and historical terms to explain.
A perfect 7-8 grade read aloud. I could use this guys books to teach descriptive writing.
Unabridged Books on Disc, of Lawrence Library, (yes we saved the library for another year, anyway) Recorded Books LLC. ISBN#: 0-7887-4734-7. on disk 1 of 5 and brought in from car to play on computer cdrom
I read this aloud to my son. This was our first encounter with Iain Lawrence. This book has an exciting story and is extremely well written, so we will definitely be tackling Lawrence's other books.
This had some interesting moments, dialogues, and history, but was too violent for me. Also, the characters never came together for me, so that I could understand them, and I didn't like any of them.
Melissa Mahle
Another great story by Lawrence, packed with adventure, colorful characters and historical setting. Who doesn't love a pirate story!
A guy gets cut in half in this one.
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