By Gregory Mone
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545116329, 256pp.)
Publication Date: June 2010
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Fish--nicknamed for his incredible swimming abilities--is a twelve-year-old boy from a poor farming family. After taking a job as a courier for his uncle, Fish is waylaid by pirates, who steal the package he's carrying. He soon learns that it's the key to locating the Chain of Chuacar, a legendary treasure. As he works to earn the trust of Cobb, the fortune-hunting captain of the Scurvy Mistress, Fish learns of a mutiny headed by a nasty pirate called Scab. With time running out to find the Chain, Fish and some fellow shipmates still loyal to Cobb must thwart Scab's dastardly plan.
Gregory Mone has written articles for many magazines, including Popular Science and National Geographic, and has published an adult novel. FISH is his first middle-grade novel. Gregory lives in Boston, Massachusetts.