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.
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.