Book Review/Giveaway: Powder Monkey. Ends Oct 5th
Powder Monkey by Donna M. McDine and illustrated by K.C. Snider
About the Book: Forced into a life at sea by the Royal Navy Press Gangs, 12-year-old Tommy Kitt finds himself in a floating sea of misery. Poor living conditions and beatings occur daily. Despite his small size, Tommy must summon the courage and physical ability to prevail in a situation he cannot escape.
My Review: The Press Gangs came to young Tommy’s village to take young boys to work aboard their ship. His parents were worried that Tommy and James will be taken and plan on hiding the boys.
As the day approached the Press Gangs came to his parents’ farm, he watched as his brother was dragged into the waiting wagon. His father was no match for the men as they pistol whipped his father and threw his mother to the ground. Tommy screamed and rushed toward the man but he was no match for him and was tackled and thrown into the back of the wagon and bound by a rope with his brother and they drove off. On the way more young boys where tossed into the wagon. They were taken aboard a warship to do several chores.
Back in the day, young boys were stolen from their families and pressed into service on ships to work in horrible conditions. Tommy was determined to survive and to do that he had to listen and do his duties each day.
The illustration by K.C. Snider helps tell the story.
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
Age 8 and up
There will be 1 winner
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Giveaway Ends October 5th, 2013
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Winner is #4 – Dorothy Teel
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