The Cheese Pirates: Cheddar Island by Christina Lewis

January 12, 2016
Book Review, The Cheese Pirates: Cheddar Island, Christina Lewis, InToriLex
The Cheese Pirates: Cheddar Island


To save a seamouse from certain death, Pepper Jack would leap down a sea monster’s throat. But endangering an entire crew and disobeying his captain’s orders gets him thrown out of the West Tillamook Trading Company. His career is over – until the WTTC desperately needs a hero.

Merchant galleons with rich cargos of cheese and root beer never return from the dreaded Ghost Lagoon. Seamice desert the docks in droves. Leading a brave crew against the PiRats’ black fleet, Pepper Jack has one chance to defeat Tillamook Bay’s greatest adversary – and one last chance at redemption.


I really enjoyed this novel. The characters names made me want cheese and their was enough of a conflict and character development for older and younger readers alike. The story is about mice  who have to fight back to save their livelihood and their way of life. They rely on the transportation and sale of Cheese and Root Beer to other mice by the sea. Pepper Jack is a brave and memorable character who knows how to lead, while taking risks in pursuit of some adventure.

The PiRats are a fierce enemy who greedily want to take and destroy the West Tillamook Trading Company. The pirates accents and descriptions made me feel like I was in the midst of great pirate story. While reading at times I did forget that these were mice, but the squeaks and reference to paws helped me keep that in perspective. The pacing and twists of the story kept me engaged and I finished wanting to know more about these mice, their pets and use of rabbits as transport.

The only reason why this wasn't a five star review for me is because of some reservations I had about the descriptions of the Bleu mice. Pepper Jack and his crew encounter Bleu mice which are described as speaking a different language and they use broken speech to communicate in Pepper Jack's language. The Bleu mice were described with a casual disregard to how difference should be valued, which may not be the best message for young readers. Despite this, I still would recommend this for middle aged children as a fun Cheese filled adventure.

I received a free copy of this book from the Author in exchange for a honest review.


Jazmen said...

This sounds funny. I'll probably never read it but it sounds cute!

Kindlemom said...

This does sound like a fun cheese filled adventure. ;) Great review!

InToriLex said...

Yes very cute, don't know how I stumbled on it!!

InToriLex said...

Thanks it was fun to read

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