Review: Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket
The first thrilling tale of adventure, friendship and discovery in the Pirate Princess series.
Meet Lotty, the brave, young orphan whose life is about to change forever.
When Lotty is cast out from the Sevenoaks home for children, she must use all her courage to navigate her new life. On her travels she meets Mr Jacks, a lovable and very cheeky dog who accompanies her on her adventures.
When they find themselves ship-wrecked, together, they encounter ruthless pirates, secret islands and discover the truth about Lotty’s golden locket and pirate treasure.
A story full of excitement and adventure, filled with friendship, humour and pirates!
“An adventurous tale with surprises that will have you on the edge of your seat. Lotty and her band of friends will inspire the imagination, ignite your sense of adventure and keep you laughing.”
First, my apologies (again!) for letting the cold from Hades disrupt my plans. I usually double-check my bookings but since I couldn't breathe this Sunday, I completely missed that this one hadn't made it onto my permanent calendar. Thank heavens I'd already read the book.
Ms. Lowe has created a charmer in Lotty. My sons loved the pirate high-jinks in Tom Sawyer, so I knew they'd love Lotty. After I finished, we started reading it aloud. They've loved the humor and identified with the plucky and smart Lotty. We haven't made it to any of the big aha! moments, so I'm eager to see if they are as pleasantly surprised by the book's twists and turns as I was.
I will note that I think the story is best for a younger Middle-Grade reader but the writing is best for a higher-level reader. My son reads at a 6th grade level but he struggled to read this one independently. Both he and his 7 year old brother adore it as a read-aloud, but neither could accomplish it on their own just yet.
I'm not sure that's a negative. I struggled to find books that are fun to read aloud but have engaging stories for my young sons. I want the prose to challenge them as they listen and this one did. They have plenty grade-level reads so I was happy to have one that they couldn't read unless they snuggled up with their mum - these moments are precious and rare with rambunctious children, so I'll take every one I can have.
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Author Profile: Suzanne Lowe
I was born in Perth Western Australia and as a young adult grew up in the small country town of Tom Price situated in the outback of Western Australia. Travelling extensively throughout Australia, I loved seeing the diverse landscapes and animals of the country. My current home is in Perth with my husband, two daughters and our cat Abby.
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Sports Science. My interests include watching movies, particularly sci- fi, travelling, photography and reading. I also enjoy going to the occasional comic book convention!
Like the young women in my stories, I have had the opportunity to experience many exciting adventures in my life so far including being part of the Australian Army Reserves, climbing to Mt Everest base camp, descending into one of the pyramids at Giza in Egypt, flying in a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings, parachuting from a plane at 12000 feet and sitting on the edge of an active volcano on Tanna island in Vanuatu.
My daughters have Dyslexia and I wrote my first book Seventeen as I wanted to encourage them to try things even if they found them difficult, such as writing. I am a member of the Society of children’s book writers and illustrators and the Australian Society of Authors.
The children’s pirate adventure story for middle grade readers, The Pirate Princess and the Golden Locket published by Silvergum Publishing, is the second book I have written. My first novel Seventeen, a YA dystopian adventure story was published in 2016 by Creativia Publishing.
My author website is www.Suzanneloweauthor.com
My facebook page www.facebook.com/suzanneloweauthor/
My Instagram Page www.instagram.com/seventeentheseries/
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