About the Book

The Lost Crew / About the Book

“The vacation may be over, but the adventure is just beginning.”

Just yesterday 13-year-old Rachel was thrust back in time to the year 1616. Lost in a strange era, she befriended a ship of pirates and fulfilled the myth of the Pirate Bride before returning to 2010. Happy to be reunited with her family, she is now worried that she does not know what happened to her newly found pirate friends.

Follow Rachel as she searches the vacation island for clues about the fate of the pirates Reginald, Armand and Cookie, all while babysitting her zombie-obsessed 10-year-old brother, Steven.

The Lost Crew is the exciting sequel to the Award Winning first-time novel The Pirate Bride by Ryan & Anna McKinley (2011 Readers Favorite Gold Medal, Children’s Fiction; 2010 Foreword Review Book of the Year Award Finalist, Children’s Fiction).  The Pirate Bride sprang from the mind of then 7-year-old Anna and was expanded into a full novel in 2010 with the help of her father, Ryan. Since then, readers worldwide have been delighted by the humorous story about a young girl that uses her intelligence and creativity to rescue a ship of lost sailors.  The Pirate Bride and sequel The Lost Crew, both beautifully illustrated by artist Jerry Bennett, highlight the value of family—love ‘em or hate ‘em, they will define us from the day we are born until the day we die. Rachel discovers this in The Pirate Bride and uses her experiences as the oldest sister in a family with 5 younger brothers as a way to relate to and then rescue the rowdy pirates.

The Lost Crew begins immediately where The Pirate Bride leaves off, catching up with Rachel as she ponders the outcome of her previous day’s adventure. While she is happy to be reunited with her family, she is upset that her new crew has disappeared into the waves while she made it safely to shore. With only four hours left before her flight leaves the island, Rachel must find a way to get away from her family and uncover the clues that will allow her to answer the question, “Where is my crew?” Her quest becomes much more complicated when she has to take along her 10-year-old brother, Steven, a video-game loving, zombie expert. Will she discover the whereabouts of her lost crew? To what lengths will she go to gain that information?

Filled with humor and conflict, readers will laugh and cringe at the lengths Rachel must go to find her Lost Crew.


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