The Giant Rat Of Sumatra Or Pirates Galore : A swashbuckling pirate ship cuts through the early morning fog. Crouching like a tiger about to spring, her figurehead is a huge and ferocious rat with crooked teeth and gouged-out eyes. When the daring Giant Rat of Sumatra drops anchor in San Diego, twelve-year-old cabin boy Shipwreck only wants to begin his long journey home to Boston. Instead he encounters: snarling mutineers, barefoot bandits, airbreadth escapes, duels, cunning barkeeps, simmering revenge, secret identities, scrappy orphans, betrayals, lost loves, old enemies, new villains, heroic last stands, and razzle-dazzle treasure so well hidden that only someone as quick and clever as Shipwreck could keep up with it.
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