The Cheese Pirates: Cheddar Island
by Christina Lewis
To save a seamouse from certain death, Pepper Jack would leap down a sea monster’s throat. But endangering an entire crew and disobeying his captain’s orders gets him thrown out of the West Tillamook Trading Company. His career is over – until the WTTC desperately needs a hero.
Merchant galleons with rich cargos of cheese and root beer never return from the dreaded Ghost Lagoon. Seamice desert the docks in droves. Leading a brave crew against the PiRats’ black fleet, Pepper Jack has one chance to defeat Tillamook Bay’s greatest adversary – and one last chance at redemption.
Do you have a middle grade reader who loves pirates? Then you’ve got to introduce them to Pepper Jack, Brie, Asiago and all of the mice in The Cheese Pirates: Cheddar Island.
We live in an era where kids are reading less and less. That makes me so sad. There are so many great books for children, yet they sit in front of the television watching mindless shows or playing video games. It is up to parents to step up and give their children some really good books to read and turn off the television.
The Cheese Pirates: Cheddar Island is one of the books you need to introduce your child to. It is full of adventure and humor. If your child likes Pirates of the Caribbean, they will love the similarities between Pepper Jack and Jack Sparrow. They’ll be cheering for the seamice as they battle the PiRats. They will love getting to know the characters who are all named after types of cheese. The descriptive language in this book really brings the story to life. I definitely recommend this book to children ages 8 and up.
About the Author
Christina Lewis is a professional writer and editor, an award-winning artist and jewelry designer, and a trainer of horses and cats. Years of research on pirate lore and the rich history of Tillamook Bay, Oregon, formed the basis for stories in The Cheese Pirates. Currently she is finishing the sequel to Cheddar Island, entitled A Thousand Islands, while herding five cats and tutoring kids in all kinds of school subjects. For Christina, the biggest challenge with tutoring is resisting the urge to edit algebra.