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Morse Pond Review: Terror of the Southlands


The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: The Terror of the Southlands

Caroline Carlson, Dave Philips



Available now

Hilary Westfield is the Terror of the Southlands. She’s had some great adventures! However, the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates doesn’t think she’s been acting very piratical. To keep her status of Terror of the Southlands, she has to go on a very fearsome quest. Everything goes wrong when the enchantress gets kidnapped. Should Hilary  go on her fearsome quest to keep her title of the Terror or should she attempt to save the enchantress? This thrilling sequel is full of action, adventures, and suspense. All in all, it is a great read.

~ Ryan, age 11

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Customer Review: The Terror of the Southlands


Caroline Carlson

The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: The Terror of the Southlands

Illustrated by Dave Phillips


Available in September

In the sequel to Magic Marks the Spot, Caroline Carlson creates an epic adventure featuring Hilary Westfield that’s just as magical, quirky, and hilarious as the first! Filled with new dangers, shocking discoveries, strange magic, and heroic talking gargoyles, fantasy and adventure-loving readers will definitely enjoy The Terror of the Southlands.

In the sequel, Hilary Westfield is now the captain of her own ship, calmly sailing in the harbor; living life without much adventure. But The VNHLP has a problem with that: They think she’s not being “piraty” enough, and are willing to strip her of her title (Terror of the Southlands) and her membership with the VNHLP for this! Desperate to prove her worth, Hilary sets out on a swash-buckling adventure to save Mrs. Pimms (otherwise known as the Enchantress of the Northlands) who has mysteriously disappeared.

Facing many challenges along the way, including rude inspectors, a sly group called “The Mutineers,” and nagging governesses, Hilary will stop at nothing to rescue the Enchantress . . . even if it means attending a high society ball!

This book certainly kept me turning its pages, and surprised me a little at the end, but overall was a fun and quirky book, and I can’t wait for the 3rd book to come out!

~ Emma, age 10

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Morse Pond Reviews: Magic Marks the Spot

9780062194343The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot

Written by Caroline Carlson

Illustrated by Dave Philips



Available Now

I loved reading Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson, which is a mysterious adventure. The main characters Hilary Westfield and the Gargoyle want to become pirates. But, Hilary’s father is the admiral of the Royal Navy. So, Hilary can’t become a pirate. All this leads up to a great adventure full of mystery and action. I would recommend this book to ages 7-11. This is an awesome book!

~ Cole 10

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Morse Pond Review: Magic Marks the Spot


The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks the Spot

Caroline Carlson


Available now


I loved the book Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson. If I could, I would stay up all night reading it. The book is about pirates, but if you like fiction, you will love this book too. When Hillary, the main character, finds out that she is going to Mrs. Pimm’s school for Delicate Ladies finishing school, she is ever more determined that she will become a pirate, not a High Society lady. When she finally becomes a pirate, she goes on a marvelous journey through the High Seas to find treasure. I would recommend this book to kids ages 8 – 12.

~ Ryan, 10

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Customer Review: The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates Book 1

9780062194343The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Sport

Caroline Carlson

Harper Collins


Available: September 10, 2013

When I started this book I didn’t think I would like it. I mean talking gargoyles and enchantresses? Seriously? But the more I read, the more adventure I uncovered. I thought it would be predictable, but it turned out it wasn’t. I don’t want to give away the story, so I’m not going to share details, but Magic Marks the Spot really hits the spot for readers who love adventure. I didn’t expect that Hilary, the book’s heroine, would become a pirate. While she wasn’t a full-fledged pirate, Hilary made a deal with the captain of the ship The Pigeon: if they found the treasure, she would become a real pirate. I recommend this book for readers who love adventure and magic.

~ Emma, 9

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