Jake McCarthy, age six, resident of Altadena, California, reviews a book a week. It's a service to parents and kids everywhere in elementary school who are always looking for something good to read.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Jake's Review of The Ship of Adventure

The Ship of Adventure Written by Enid Blyton
Reviewed by Jake McCarthy

Philip, Jack, Dinah and Lucy-Ann think they are going on a peaceful cruise but actually it is an adventure. It all starts when Lucy-Ann buys Philip a ship in a bottle. Kiki and Micky, the two pets, get in a fight and Micky throws the bottle on the ground and it breaks. Philip is angry and he takes the ship from Micky. Then Philip finds a drawer in the ship. Lucian, their friend on the cruise, had told them about a treasure map. Philip discovers that the ship drawer contains the map.

When their friend Bill Smugs comes on the cruise, they tell him about the map. Bill and the children go to the island on the map to look for treasure.

I really liked this book because of all the exciting danger they get into. My two favorite characters are Philip and Kiki. Philip is grand because he stands up for things. When Kiki the parrot mixes her words, it is really funny. For example, when she says, "Pop goes the doctor."

I recommend this book for ages 6 to 11.


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