The Not So Jolly Roger

Written by Jon Scieszka

Reviewed by Markus S. (age 8)

This story is about three kids and a magical book. They traveled to the time when Blackbeard was alive. They were in danger because Blackbeard was going to shoot them. Then Sam said, ?What is behind your boot?? Sam pulled a quarter out from behind his boot. Blackbeard took them prisoner. They had to dig behind a tree. They found their book. They opened the book and a green mist appeared and brought them home safely.

I felt happy because the story was funny. I like Sam because he pulled a quarter from behind a boot. It reminds me of when I pulled my tooth out.

I think kids 8 years old up to 10 years old should read this book. It is funny like when Blackbeard?s beard caught on fire.

Markus S. is a student in Turtle Mountain Gifted and Talented Grades 2 and 3
2006-2007