Ahoy, Come Aboard for a Great Adventure! (5 Stars)
Captain Jack’s Treasure (A Sam Cooper Adventure #2) by Max Elliot Anderson
Three boys, best friends, Summertime, the ocean, treasure hunting, and Captain Jack! Ahoy, matey’s! You are in for a treat reading this second adventure with Sam Cooper and his friends Tony and Tyler.
They live in Harper’s Inlet, FL and Tony’s dad own’s a marina. They are out of school for the summer and Sam’s dad surprises him with a metal detector. Now Sam is obsessed with finding buried treasure. So he gets his friends involved and they set looking for adventure. After a long time digging, all they came up with was an empty metal drum. But then at the marina they meet up with an old “crusty” sailor, named Captain Jack. He’s just bought and old dilapidated boat and ask the boys if they want to work for him this summer in fixing the boat up. Of course they jump on that offer and off they go on a grand adventure on finding out Captain Jack’s secret and Sam’s getting more and more obsessed with finding treasure. Captain Jack always offers the boys a wonderful “tale” after each work day and the boys just eat it up, just like the pizza Captain Jack gives them.
Sam’s dad explains to him that earthly treasure are only temporary and true treasure is things that last. Sam finds out the hard way what his dad was trying to teach him.
The morals in this story are wonderful and the excitement is good enough for any young boy, maybe 4th grade through middle school even. Even I, an old grandma, enjoyed the story.
You don’t have to read the stories in sequence but I would recommend it. This story refers to the boys harrowing adventure in the first book that I’m going to have to read now! And I’m sure Book 3 will be just as good.
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Remember, to come back on December 1-6, 2013 and read our interview with Max Elliot Anderson and comment on THAT post to be entered to win a copy of this book. It would make a great Christmas present for some blessed young boy in your life.